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May 15, 2024

College of Agriculture spring programming update

Submitted by Zelia Wiley

2024 Undergraduate Graduation

The K-State College of Agriculture and KSRE Diversity Programs Office and K-State Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences, or MANRRS, Chapter had an eventful spring 2024 semester. Please join us in celebrating our April and May events and preparing for our summer programs.

Congratulations to the May 2024 Project IMPACT and MANRRS graduates. We look forward to seeing all that you accomplish.

On April 6, the Diversity Programs Office and K-State MANRRS chapter participated in K-State All-University Open House. K-State MANRRS also hosted ADM at its April 10 general body meeting. At the end of April, K-State MANRRS held officer elections and installation. Congratulations to the 2024-2025 K-State MANRRS Executive Board:

  • Faculty advisor: Zelia Z. Wiley.
  • Co-advisor: Lonnie Hobbs Jr.
  • President: Leah Roane. 
  • Undergraduate student vice president: Lailah Bias. 
  • Graduate student vice president: Charles Carpenter III. 
  • Secretary: Kailly Mejia. 
  • Treasurer: Max Contreras. 
  • Public relations officers: Obiageli Ekwunwa and Madi Neal. 
  • Parliamentarian: Tirah Daniels. 

On April 24, K-State MANRRS also hosted guest speaker, Rana Johnson, K-State vice president for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Finally, the last MANRRS event of the spring semester was held on May 1. The evening featured a de-stress night and a farewell celebration for Summer Santillana, diversity programs coordinator, who has been accepted into the applied economics and management master’s program at Cornell University for fall 2024. She will finish her time at K-State in early August 2024. We are so proud of Santillana and can't wait to see her continue to do amazing things. 

This summer, various student programs will take place, including the K-State Research and Extension Summer Research Fellows Program; Research Immersion: Pathways to STEM, or KS-LAMP RiPs; Project IMPACT MAPS; Project IMPACT KOMPASS; Switzer/KSU JR MANRRS Nicodemus Educational Camp; and various K-State JR MANRRS College for a Day events. Keep an eye out for more information about our summer programs and events.

Thank you for your continued support of our programs and efforts. If you require any additional information about these events, please contact Zelia Z. Wiley at zwiley@k-state.edu or 785-532-5793.  Follow the Diversity Programs Office on Facebook, X or Instagram.