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April 13, 2022

K-State Online student Linda Wilson receives national award

Submitted by Ashley Nietfeld

Linda Wilson, an online student at Kansas State University in the master's in industrial and organizational psychology program, will receive the national 2022 Outstanding Professional, Continuing and/or Online Education Student Award at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association annual conference on Thursday, April 14.

Wilson, Davenport, Iowa, received the regional award from the UPCEA Central Region in October 2021. The award honors a credit or noncredit professional, continuing and/or online education student for achievement of excellence in pursuit of their educational goals.

Her success in the master's in industrial and organizational psychology program has been recognized by her instructors and credited to her attention to detail, willingness to ask questions and desire to master the subject matter.

Wilson also began using what she was learning in her volunteer work within her community. As a project for her Personnel Training course, she developed online tools for a local nonprofit organization, Understanding Works NFP, which connects high school student authors with local community members who have stories to share about World War II and the Holocaust. Her work helped close training gaps, improved timelines and allowed for better assessment tracking within the program.

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