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June 11, 2019

College of Agriculture Diversity Programs Office June update

Submitted by College of Agriculture Diversity Programs Office

The 2019 KSRE Summer Research Fellows and mentors, left, and College of Agriculture 2019 MAPS cohort, right, along with mentors and DPO staff.

The start of June means that summer programs have officially begun in the College of Agriculture Diversity Programs Office, or DPO. On June 3, seven students arrived for the K-State Research and Extension Summer Research Fellowship Program. The program is in its 14th year, and we are excited and energized for what is to come during this month.

The following is information about the College of Agriculture Diversity Program Office's 2019 summer programs:

• KSRE Summer Fellowship Program is educational in nature and designed so that the participants receive the primary benefit by learning hands-on research techniques, methods, procedures and related topics. By the end of the eight-week period, June 3 to July 25, students should have produced tangible research results demonstrating his/her knowledge of experimental research and will report the results in a special research forum.

Student participants of the 2019 KSRE Fellowship — all from 1890 institutions — are Alyx Harris, Southern University; Asija Rice, Southern University; Bethany Marburry, Tuskegee University; Jania Harrod, Tuskegee University; Jessica Johnson, Tuskegee University; Kaci Merriwether-Hawkins, Tuskegee University; and Rosetta Brice, Virginia State University.

• MAPS: The Project Impact Summer Bridge Program gives students the opportunity to earn up to six credit hours over six weeks, June 7 through July 19. This summer, 10 freshman enrolling in the College of Agriculture will participate in the program: Sanders L. Barbee, animal sciences and industry; Simone Boykin, food science; Johnathan Hensley, animal sciences and industry; Jacyln Leahmon, animal sciences and industry; Trinity Leahmon, bakery science; Stasha McAlpine, animal sciences and industry; Claire S. M. Nagar, animal sciences and industry; Jasmin Reyes, agricultural economics and food science; Julia Rivera, grain science; and Emma Whaley, food science.

• The Nicodemus Educational Camp is a partnership with the Diversity Programs Office and Department of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs, or DMSA. The camp will give fifth through 10th graders the opportunity to explore majors and careers in the agriculture industry as well as learn about the historic town of Nicodemus. This camp is organized by John Ella Holmes, a retired educator and Nicodemus descendant. Students arrive for this program on June 16 and will be on campus through the June 18. While on campus, they will visit the Insect Zoo, the K-State Gardens, O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center, Bill Snyder Family Stadium and the Agronomy North Farm to participate in an urban gardening activity. The Diversity Programs Office thanks everyone for helping to provide our students with a great experience.

Please continue to look for more diversity events as we continue to advertise. We appreciate your support. For more information about upcoming events or to collaborate with the DPO, call 785-532-5793 or contact Zelia Wiley at zwiley@k-state.edu