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K-State Today

August 30, 2016

University nominates three students for Rhodes, Marshall scholarships

Submitted by Tiffany Roney

Caitlyn Webb, top left, Patrick Kenney, top right, and Ronald Sullivan

Kansas State University is nominating three students for the Rhodes and Marshall national scholarship competitions.

The university's nominees are Patrick Kenney, senior in philosophy, Manhattan; Ronald Leo Sullivan Jr., senior in international agribusiness, Paola; and Caitlyn Webb, senior in economics and accounting, Manhattan.

Rhodes scholarships are awarded to 32 students each year and provide full funding for two years of study at Oxford University in England. Marshall scholarships are awarded to as many as 40 students each year and provide full funding for one or two years of study at most universities in the United Kingdom. Nominees selected as competition finalists for either scholarship will interview in November.

Kenney is president of the Philosophy Club, president of the K-State Alliance for Peace and Justice, and student co-coordinator of International Service Teams. He is a member of the Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice. He has received the Foundation Scholarship and a grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry for his research project, "Income Inequality as a Restriction of Freedom." He is the son of Mike and Jody Kenney, El Paso, Texas.

Sullivan is the founder and past president of Wildcats for International Development and is the grand knight of St. Isidore's Knights of Columbus. He is a violinist in the choir at St. Isidore's, student co-coordinator of International Service Teams, and student co-coordinator of Mandela-Washington Fellowship Summer Institute. He has received the Staley School of Leadership Studies Student Spotlight Award and Outstanding Graduating Senior Award, and the Flinchbaugh Agricultural Policy Scholarship. He is a Cargill Global Scholar and a Harry S. Truman Scholarship national finalist. He is the son of Ron and Judy Sullivan, Paola.

Webb is the director of banquets and events for Blue Key Senior Honor Society, the student coordinator for Study Abroad Advocates, the homecoming senior chair for Kappa Kappa Gamma, and a member of the finance committee for the College of Business Administration's Dean's Advisory Council, the Student Alumni Board and Phi Kappa Phi honor society. She also is involved in intramural sports, the Schools of Hope Reading Mentors Program and InterVarsity Outreach. She is a member of the honors program and has received the Kansas State University Foundation Plus Scholarship, Charles Davis Scholarship, Wallace L. and Reva Jean Barrett Scholarship and Michael Greenwood Economics Scholarship. She is the daughter of Susan Webb of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Students interested in seeking nomination for the Rhodes or Marshall Scholarship in a future application cycle are encouraged to contact Jim Hohenbary, director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships, at jimlth@k-state.edu or 785-532-3422. Learn more about these and other national scholarship opportunities.

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