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May 20, 2024

Diversity Programs Office to host summer programs

Submitted by Zelia Wiley

Summer Programs Calendar

This summer, the Diversity Programs Office in the K-State College of Agriculture/K-State Research and Extension is hosting and partnering for a variety of programs, including three long-term summer programs: KSRE Summer Research Fellows Program; Project IMPACT Multicultural Academic Program Success, or MAPS; and KS-LSAMP Research Immersion: Pathways to STEM, or RiPS.

The Diversity Programs Office thanks all of the summer mentors and partners for your time and efforts.

The following students are participants in the 2024 KSRE Research Fellows Program from across nine 1890 land-grant institutions:

  • Avion Brown, Tennessee State University
  • Amore Clayton, Tuskegee University
  • Chaz Hardy, Tennessee State University
  • Caleb Hines, Tuskegee University
  • Cana Jackson, Prairie View A&M University
  • Dawn Earles, Tuskegee University
  • Ervin Richebourg, Virginia State University
  • Jaden Teamer, Florida A&M University
  • Kayli Smith, Prairie View A&M University
  • Kourtney Brown, Langston University
  • Logan Stone, West Virginia State University
  • Luke Roberts, Delaware State University
  • Malachi Guillory, Prairie View A&M University
  • Myles Lowery, Langston University
  • Sydney Love, Langston University
  • Sydney Wyche, Tennessee State University
  • Tamesha Young, North Carolina A&T State University
  • Tatyana Jackson, Prairie View A&M University
  • Zaria Heckstall, Virginia State University

The following students are 2024 MAPS participants: 

  • Arianna Simmons, animal sciences and industry
  • David Trujillo, animal sciences and industry
  • Elijah Lewis, animal sciences and industry
  • Evan Buckner, food science
  • Hailey Black, animal sciences and industry
  • Isabel Huddleston, animal sciences and industry
  • Katelyn Patrick, animal sciences and industry
  • Patrick Amaro, animal sciences and industry
  • Sara Lopez, animal sciences and industry
  • Cedar Umana, animal sciences and industry
  • Sydney Sawyer, entomology

The following students are participants in the 2024 KS-LSAMP RiPS program:

  • Alicia Montoya, Garden City Community College
  • Felix Garcia, Dodge City Community College
  • Juan Becerra Figuear, Dodge City Community College
  • Moses Aguilar, Kansas State University, transferred from Dodge City Community College
  • Wesley French, Kansas State University, transferred from Barton County Community College

The Diversity Programs Office will also be hosting a variety of K-State Jr. MANRRS College for a Day events this summer, such as K-State Salina TRIO Upward Bound, Topeka Jr. MANRRS with Neighborhood Athletic Association, and Kansas City High Aspirations. Additionally, we will partner again for the annual Switzer/KSU Jr. MANRRS Nicodemus Educational Camp hosted over five days at K-State and in Nicodemus June 23-28. This summer's camp is hosted in partnership with the Kansas Black Farmers Association, receiving a $145,000 grant from Cargill. Each of these days will give elementary, middle school and high school students the opportunity to explore majors and careers in the agriculture industry as well as participate in hands-on activities that teach about agriculture.