On Sunday, May 3, students, faculty, staff, friends and family from the Staley School of Leadership Studies and across Kansas State University gathered to recognize the success and honor the achievements of several K-State students at the Celebrating Service and Leadership awards program.
For the first time since the inception of this awards program, the event took place digitally over Zoom and Facebook Live. While guests could not gather physically, the importance and value of coming together was not lost in this virtual event.
“These awards, these students who receive them, are so deserving of recognition, however we are able to come together to celebrate,” said Mary Hale Tolar, director of the Staley School.
“The recipients of these awards have demonstrated time and again what it means to demonstrate leadership in service to their communities. In their student organizations, in the classroom, through service-learning and more, they go above and beyond.”
The following students were recognized:
The Candi Hironaka Outstanding LEAD 212 Class Leader award
- Lorena Juanez, Kansas City, Missouri
- Matt Plummer, Wamego, Kansas
- Hannah Valentine, Lake Winnebago, Missouri
- Emily Wollard, Overland Park, Kansas
The Outstanding Civic Engagement award
- Francisco Cardoza, Kansas City, Kansas
The Nonprofit Leadership Outstanding Graduating Senior award
- Katie Buhler, Pratt, Kansas
The Pat. J. Bosco Leadership Studies Outstanding Graduating Senior award
- Abby Molzer, Lenexa, Kansas
- Hannah Sutherland, Lenexa, Kansas
- Chelsea Turner, Kansas City, Kansas
Sincere thanks go to these students and their nominators. They strive to carry the mission of the Staley School: Developing knowledgeable, ethical, caring, inclusive leaders for a diverse and changing world.
Learn more about the awards or to view a list of past recipients here.
You can view the entire event below or on Facebook.