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Now accepting nominations for our Distinguished Alumni Award. The deadline is May 1. Go here to learn more.
Students and Faculty in the News
Park Management Students & Faculty Attend Conference & Receive Scholarships
Dr. Sharp and several students from the Park Management and Conservation Lab recently attended the National Outdoor Recreation Conference in Rapid City, SD. All of the student presented a talk or a poster and three students, Michael Brunson, Sarah Jackson and Dani Dagan received scholarships from the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals.
Undergraduate Student Receives Award
Valerie Nguyen, horticulture and natural resources and environmental sciences student received the University Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Student in Research. President Richard Myers and Provost Charles Taber hosted the All-University Awards Ceremony and reception on Tuesday, May 7, in the K-State Alumni Center Ballroom. Congratulations, Valerie!
Miller Awarded Outstanding Advising
Chad Miller, associate professor of horticulture and natural resources, received the Outstanding Advising Award, from the K-State Eta Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture. It hosted its Undergraduate Research Showcase and Spring Recognition Reception on April 26.
Three Hort Students Win PGMS Scholarships
Caitlin Carlson received $3000, Alex Bach received $500, and Miah Howe received $500.
Each year the PGMS scholarship committee awards monetary scholarships to students in horticulture or related fields. The top recipient will also have the opportunity to attend the School of Grounds Management Annual Conference & GIE+EXPO in Louisville in the fall. PGMS will pay for the scholarship recipient's conference registration and a travel allowance. Read more.... (go to page 10 & 11)