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November 2, 2021

College of Agriculture/KSRE Diversity Programs Office Update

Submitted by Zelia Wiley

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Happy November from the College of Agriculture/K-State Research and Extension (KSRE) Diversity Programs Office (DPO)! Please join us this November as we celebrate National American & Alaskan Heritage Month with a few outstanding recognitions  and various events and activities.


Congratulations to Sanders Barbee on being named a 2021 Dr. George Washington Carver Legacy and Innovation Scholar! Sanders is a distinguished student as she is involved in the following roles: DPO Peer Mentor, K-State MANRRS Secretary, K-State Food and Ag Policy Fellow, Conservation and Sustainability Fellow for Kansas Grain Sorghum, Vice President of Cat’s Cupboard Ambassadors, Food Security Scholar, and is a junior at K-State majoring in Agricultural Economics. We are excited that Sanders will be representing K-State in receiving this distinguished title during the 2021 Dr. George Washington Carver Legacy Innovation and Leadership Awards Symposium on November 18, at 11:30 a.m. Please see below for more information on how to join this event.

Congratulations to 2019 Project IMPACT MAPS scholar and K-State MANRRS member, Johnny Hensley, in receiving the FFA American Degree during the 2021 National FFA Conference. Johnny received this award in recognition of exemplary academics, community service, and philanthropy.

Final congratulations to DPO undergraduate assistant and K-State senior in Agricultural Economics, Summer Santillana, in being selected to give the graduate address during the fall 2021 College of Agriculture Commencement on December 11, at 1 p.m.

We are proud of our students and are excited to see the amazing things they accomplish in their future!

Upcoming Events:

On November 11, 2021, there will be a Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Science (MANRRS) and K-State First Book (KSFB) hybrid Book Panel at noon, in the K-State Student Union, Bluemont Room or via Zoom, register here: https://bit.ly/3CCksht. The Book Panel will feature “The Marrow Thieves” and participants from the Project IMPACT MAPS, KOMPASS, K-State MANRRS, and K-State First Book (KSFB).

The DPO would especially like to highlight the week of November 15-19 as the 2021 K-State MANRRS Week! To kick off the week, MANRRS is partnering with Sigma Gamma Lambda in hosting a Cats Cans food drive all week, the food drop off will be located in Waters Hall 139. The daily events are listed below:

Tuesday, November 16, at 5:30 p.m. the College of Agriculture student leadership will host the Fall 2021 Growing our Mindset forum in Town Hall of Leadership Studies or join via Zoom (ID: 972 0061 3215). The forum will feature James Millsap, Manager of Inclusion and Diversity at Dick Sporting Goods and 2010 K-State College of Agriculture Alumna. He will discuss the importance of diversity in the workplace.

Wednesday, November 17, MANRRS will celebrate their friendship and thanksgiving during Friendsgiving at 6 p.m. in Waters Hall, room 348 for K-State MANRRS students.

Thursday, November 18, at 11:30 a.m. (CST) the DPO and K-State MANRRS are partnering with Lincoln University (host), Tuskegee University, Iowa State University, and Simpson College to celebrate the annual Dr. George Washington Carver Innovation Leadership and Awards Symposium, “Minority Land Loss and Restorative Justice.” The event will be virtual; register at https://bit.ly/3q0hVKy, and will feature an interactive panel. Congratulations to Sanders Barbee in being named a 2021 GWC Scholar!

Finally, on Friday, November 19, MANRRS will raise awareness for the organization with MANRRS Social Awareness Day, so please support K-State MANRRS and the Diversity Programs Office on social media!

Thank you for your support of our programs and efforts. Please continue to join us throughout the semester. Continue to look for more diversity news and events as we continue to advertise. If you require any additional information about these events, please contact Dr. Zelia Wiley at zwiley@ksu.edu or 785-532-5793.

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