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K-State Today

May 9, 2019

College of Business celebrates Executive Mentor Program

Submitted by Emily Brueseke

Executive Mentor of the year Jamie Borgman, with her mentee Denzel Goolsby

The Kansas State University College of Business Administration recently hosted its eighth annual Executive Mentor Program Luncheon, which brought 200 students, executive mentors, alumni, faculty, staff and administrators together to celebrate the mentorships created in the program.

The Executive Mentor Program pairs undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Business Administration with professionals from a wide range of industries for career-related mentoring. Executive mentors, the majority of whom are K-State alumni, support their mentees’ career growth in the areas of goal-setting, professional skill development, career exploration and networking. Currently, 325 mentors are participating in the program.

As part of the luncheon, awards were given for the Executive Mentor and Mentee of the Year. Individuals were nominated by their mentoring partner for each award, and the award recipients were selected by a committee of students, mentors, faculty and staff.

The Executive Mentor of the Year winner for 2019 is Jamie Borgman, a senior account executive with Guardant Health in Kansas City, Missouri. She was nominated by her mentee, Denzel Goolsby, a senior in professional strategic selling from Wichita.

The 2019 Mentee of the Year award recipient is Katie Stinson, a junior in operations and supply chain management from Stilwell. Katie was nominated by her mentor, Missy Kessler, senior vice president at Randstad USA in Overland Park.

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