March 2, 2020
K-State's Black Student Union wins Outstanding Big XII Council of the Year
Kansas State University's Black Student Union has been awarded the Clarence Wine Award for Outstanding Big XII Council of the Year for the 12th time in 15 years.
The Black Student Union, or BSU, received the award at the 43rd annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Government Feb. 20-23 at the University of Oklahoma.
Also during the conference, Del'Sha Roberts, senior in biology, Kansas City, received the Mordean Taylor-Archer Most Outstanding Executive Council Member of the Year Award. Roberts served as the chair to the Big XII Council on Black Student Government for the 2019-2020 year.
Three other K-State students were elected to serve on the Big XII Council on Black Student Government for the 2020-2021 year. Isaac Smallwood, junior in social sciences, Bel Aire, was elected as the assistant treasurer. Smallwood will automatically become the treasurer for the council for the 2021-2022 year. India Barnett, sophomore in biomedical engineering, Kansas City, was elected as a co-chair for the Conference Management Committee. Johari Snell, junior in food science and industry, Kansas City, Missouri, was elected as secretary.
"The repeated recognition over the years reflects consistent strong leadership including that from the most recent president Kemondre Taylor," said Trumanue Lindsey, director of diversity and multicultural student life. "Please help me in congratulating this group for their dedication to campus and the community."
K-State's BSU will host the 44th annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Government in February 2021.