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Student Diversity Awards

Commerce Bank Presidential Student Award for Distinguished Services in Enhancing Multiculturalism

The Commerce Bank Presidential Student Award for Distinguished Services in enhancing Multiculturalism at Kansas State University was established in the spring of 1997 to recognize outstanding individual contributions to diversity enhancement within the student sector.

In 2013, Arts & Sciences student Agela Muhwezi, biology & pre-dentistry, was selected to receive this award.

To nominate a student for this award, or to review complete historical list of past winners, visit http://www.k-state.edu/diversity/commerce

Previous years ArtSci students have been selected for this award

2013 - Angela Muhwezi
2011 - Ariel Anib, Sociology & International Studies
2009 - Deborah Muhwezi, Journalism & Mass Communication
2005 - Naureen Mujeeb Kazi, Journalism & Mass Communication
2004 - Yvonne Adame, Journalism & Mass Communication
2003 - Isabel Amaya, Microbiology
1999 - Tamara Goodson, Fine Arts
1998 - Leo Prieto, Modern Languages & Latin American Studies
1997 - Colette McLemore, Social Sciences

 

Multicultural Leadership Award Winners

Each year, the K-State Alumni Association presents Multicultural Leadership Awards to four outstanding multicultural students for their achievements during their college careers at K-State. The individual award recipients are nominated by faculty members. They are recognized at the Multicultural Graduation Celebration in May.

"We are proud to honor these students for their years of service and leadership through multicultural organizations and activities," said Alumni Association president Amy Button Renz. "The results of their efforts in encouraging diversity will leave lasting marks on the university."

In 2014, the ArtSci student recipients were:

  • Anita Easterwood, fine arts, Kansas City
  • Ariel Mendiola, pre-law, sociology and criminology with minors in political science and leadership studies, De Soto, KS

For a complete list and more information, visit the K-State Alumni Association's website.

Previous years ArtSci students have been selected for this award

2013
Macario Benavides, education and modern languages
Christa Martinez, social work
Angela Muhwezi, biology & pre-dentistry

2012
David Villanueva, Biology

2011
Jesus Garcia, Microbiology
Sofia Pablo-Hoshino, Political Science & Women's Studies
Yebin Yoon, Psychology

2010
Jorge Mendoza, Biology
Deborah Muhwezi, Journalism & Mass Communication

2008
Samuel Ornelas, Kinesiology
Bryon Williams, Economics

2007
Thuy-Kieu Nguyen, Fine Arts

2006
Angela Nichols, Kinesiology

2005
Yvonne Adame, Journalism & Mass Communication
Fatou Mbye, Journalism & Mass Communication

2004
Isabel Amaya, Microbiology
Natalie Rolfe, Journalism & Mass Communication
Paris Rossiter, Social Sciences

2003
Deidra Saina, Sociology & American Ethnic Studies

2001
Jose Davalos, Economics
Leticia Martinez, Social Sciences

2000
Marcella Lee Ann Burks, Psychology
Leobardo Prieto, Modern Languages & Latin American Studies

1999
Tamara Goodson, Fine Arts
Lorenza Lockett, Social Work
Cecilia Lopez, Social Sciences
Billy Williams, Fine Arts

1998
Jawwad Abdulhaqq, Political Science
Colette Marie McLemore, Social Sciences
Santos Jose Ramirez, Sociology

International Leadership Award Winners

The K-State Alumni Association awarded the inaugural International Leadership Awards to four outstanding international students for their achievements during their college careers at K-State, one of which is from the College of Arts & Sciences. The individual award recipients were nominated by faculty members. They were recognized at the International Graduation Celebration in May.

In 2015, the ArtSci student recipient was:

  • Abdulrahman Alkhiary, bachelor’s in political science and economics, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

For a complete list and more information, visit the K-State Alumni Association's website.

Previous years ArtSci students have been selected for this award

2015 - inaugural year
Abdulrahman Alkhiary, bachelor’s in political science and economics, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia