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July 17, 2019

College of Agriculture Diversity Programs Office update

Submitted by Zelia Wiley and Lonnie Hobbs Jr.

July means the summer programs are nearing an end and the fall semester is about to kick into high gear. The College of Agriculture Diversity Programs Office provides an update of its summer programs and awards.

The KSRE Summer Research Fellowship program will have a closing ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 25, in 137 Waters Hall.

At this event, each KSRE fellow will give an oral presentation about their summer research projects. Concluding the KSRE Summer Research Fellowship program, each student 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 include 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; Rosetta Brice, Virginia State University. We were excited and energized to have had these students as our guest over the last few days. Thanks to the 2019 KSRE research mentors for unwavering support this summer as well.

The Project Impact MAPS Summer Bridge Program allows students to earn up to six credit hours over six weeks. The College of Agriculture is hosting 10 students for this program through Thursday, July 18. The MAPS program will conclude with a graduation ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom.

The following students are members of the 2019 MAPS College of Agriculture cohort and have successfully completed the program. Please join us in congratulating them.

Sanders L. Barbee, agricultural economics; Simone Boykin, food science and industry; Johnathan Hensley, animal sciences and industry; Jaclyn Leahmon, animal sciences and industry; Trinity Leahmon, grain sciences and industry; Stasha Mcalpine, animal sciences and industry, pre-veterinary medicine option; Claire S. M. Nagar, animal sciences and industry; Jasmin Reyes, food sciences and industry; Julia Rivera, grain science and industry; Emma Whaley, food science and industry. 

We would also like to congratulate Lonnie Hobbs Jr., doctoral student in agricultural economics, who was selected as a 2019-2020 American Royal Scholar. This scholarship is a prestigious award given to students nationally who are making a difference in the realm of agriculture.

Please continue to look for more diversity news and events as we continue to advertise. We appreciate your support. For more information about upcoming events or to collaborate with the College of Agriculture Diversity Programs Office, please call 785-532-5793 or contact office staff Lonnie Hobbs Jr. at lhobbs@k-state.edu or Zelia Wiley, assistant dean, at zwiley@k-state.edu