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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

February 28, 2017

Diversity Programs Office Update

Submitted by Phil LeBlanc

The Diversity Programs Office (DPO) in the College of Agriculture is dedicated to providing and promoting leadership opportunities, understanding, goodwill, diversity and friendship among students, staff and faculty in the College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension. Read below to find out more about the activities and events that help us implement the office’s mission:

• Two students from the K-State MANRRS Chapter attended the USDA’s 2017 Agricultural Outlook Forum last week. Tiffany Carter, Ph.D. student in Agronomy; and Carlos Flores, senior in Agricultural Economics; attended a briefing and discussion about career opportunities with the USDA, toured the Nation’s Capital, and attended the 2017 Agricultural Outlook Forum in Arlington, Virginia. Carlos and Tiffany were among 30 agriculture, agricultural business, agricultural economics, communications, nutrition and food science or pre-veterinary junior or senior and graduate students from Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Non-Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture to attend the forum.

• Students from the College of Agriculture, Business Administration, and Engineering attended a Project IMPACT Professional Development Series last week. The event featured a professional development workshop discussing how to present yourself professionally by Josh Ligon and Grace Tucker from Cargill. The event was put on by the Multicultural Academic Program Success (MAPS), Cargill, and the Office of Diversity. Next month Project IMPACT scholars will have an opportunity to tour a Cargill Meat Plant in Nebraska City, Nebraska, on Wednesday, March 8. Twenty-five Project IMPACT Scholars will be allowed to attend this trip on a first come, first serve basis.

Please continue to look for more diversity news and events as we continue to advertise. We appreciate your support. For more information about upcoming events or to collaborate with the DPO, please call 785-532-5793 or contact Dr. Zelia Wiley, Interim Associate Provost of Diversity, zwiley@ksu.edu.