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

December 21, 2021

Happy Holidays from the College of AG/KSRE Diversity Programs Office

Submitted by Zelia Wiley

Happy Holidays

Season’s greetings from the College of AG/KSRE Diversity Programs Office! The fall 2021 semester has been a time for growth, whether it was virtual or in-person. Thanks to everyone who continued to support our diversity and inclusion programming efforts throughout this past semester. They have been a success because of all of you!

Congratulations to our Diversity Programs Office (DPO), Project IMPACT, and Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) 2021 students who graduated:

• Jordan Bailey, 2018 & 2019 MANRRS President
o     Campus Outreach - Birmingham, England
• Maria Kimzey, 2020 MANRRS President
o     KSU Foundation – Manhattan, KS
• Summer Santillana, 2019 to 2021 DPO Undergraduate Assistant
o     K-State College of Ag DPO Coordinator – Manhattan, KS
• Ana Lorett, 2019 & 2020 MANRRS Community Service Officer
o     Manhattan Zoo – Manhattan, KS
• Marisa Avila, 2017 MAPS Project IMPACT Scholar
o     Sea Life Aquarium - Kansas City, MO

We would like to thank them for their contributions. We look forward to seeing them use what they have learned throughout their academic careers to strive and become successful.

Special thank you to everyone for supporting the Diversity Programs Office with your continued attention and assistance with our programs. We are pleased to say that it has been a successful semester. Special thanks to the DPO staff: Dr. Zelia Wiley, Summer Santillana, Lonnie Hobbs, Jr., Raymond Thomas, Sydney Besa, Sarah Weekes, Zenzele Asante, Selena Gilyot and Sanders Barbee.

We wish you all Happy Holidays! Remember to wear a mask and social distance as we move into the holiday season.

For more information on future events, please contact Dr. Wiley’s email, zwiley@ksu.edu, or the DPO at 785-532-5793.