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Congratulations to the third Cargill Fellows cohort

The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University, in partnership with Cargill, has selected 21 students as the third cohort of Cargill Fellows.

Cargill Fellows - cultivating leadershipThe Cargill Fellows program at K-State creates a supportive environment to prepare and empower students to exercise leadership in their communities and global workplaces. Fellows are students in the College of Agriculture, College of Business Administration and the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering with interest in professions that help nourish the world.

The program provides students with a yearlong leadership development experience and the preparation to begin their career with a unique advantage beyond their technical preparation. Their exposure to and practice with skills such as adapting to change, engaging in diverse environments, and critical thinking will cultivate professional competencies that will prepare them for a successful launch into the industry.

The following K-State students are joining for the program:

Tori Reed, senior in biological systems engineering, Fort Scott; Gonzalo Alcantar, junior in industrial engineering, Garden City; Emily Meier, junior in animal sciences and industry, Goessel; Zoe Schultz, junior in agriculture communications and journalism, Grainfield.

From Greater Kansas City: Paige Burkhart, junior in agribusiness and global food systems leadership, and Yulissa Banuelos, sophomore in mechanical engineering, both from Kansas City; Angela Guieb, junior in mechanical engineering, Gabe Mitchell, junior in wildlife and outdoor enterprise management, and Hilda Solano, junior in marketing, all from Overland Park; Kirsten Jackson, junior in marketing, Olathe; and Jonas McLeod, junior in agribusiness, Shawnee.

Adam Meng, junior in mechanical engineering, Kingman; Julia Rivera, junior in feed science and management, and natural resources and environmental sciences, Ozawkie; Ashton McGinn, junior in food science and industry, andglobal food systems leadership, Sedgwick; Chase Fisher, junior in agribusiness, St. John; Gerardo Hernandez, sophomore in animal sciences and industry, Valley Center; and Taylor Chapple, sophomore in marketing, Wichita.

From out of state: Emily Halstead, junior in agricultural communications and journalism, Ottawa, Illinois; Wyatt Banks, junior in animal sciences and industry, Cynthiana, Kentucky; and Reed Middleton, senior in agriculture economics and global food systems leadership, Hermiston, Oregon.

From out of country: Linda Hamuli, junior in food science and industry, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

For more information on the Cargill Fellows or to learn about how to get involved or support the program, contact Roberta Maldonado Franzen at 785-532-6085 or rfranzen@k-state.edu.

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