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K-State Today Student Edition

January 29, 2020

Blue Key Senior Honorary wins national awards

Submitted by Megan Stoa

The Blue Key Senior Honorary chapter at Kansas State University was recognized in three separate national award categories at the 2020 Blue Key National Leadership Conference hosted at the University of Toledo.

The chapter won the Outstanding Chapter Award, and two individuals received the Distinguished Service Award and Exemplary Member Award.

The 2020 Outstanding Chapter Award recognizes excellence in leadership, scholarship and service of the chapter through its actions and activities.

Rich Mistler, '62, is the recipient of the 2020 Blue Key Distinguished Service Award. The award is given in recognition to a Blue Key member, alumnus, or advisor who has served the society for a significant portion of the honoree's adult life. This award recognizes distinguished service and excellence in leadership, scholarship, service and character. This individual embodies the Blue Key motto, "Serving I Live." Mistler has been an active supporter for the Kansas State University Blue Key chapter. The chapter will recognize Mistler and honor him at one of its Catalyst large lectures in April.

Miranda Moore, 2018-2019 Blue Key class member, is the winner of the Exemplary Member Award. The award is presented to a member who has an exemplary record of leadership, dedication, commitment and service to Blue Key and their institution. The defining feature of this winner is that they have been a difference-maker who has enhanced the profile and reputation of Blue Key on their campus. Moore also served as director of public relations and outreach for the chapter.

Blue Key recognizes college students at senior institutions of higher education for balanced and all-around excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. At K-State, it is exclusively for students of senior standing for a one-year term. Several signature programs are organized through Blue Key, including Quest Freshman Honorary; Catalyst, a self-development class for underclassmen; DiscoverU, a conference for high school students in the AVID program; along with other programs and services such as scholarships. For more information about Blue Key, visit k-state.edu/bluekey.