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Student Leadership Banquet 2017

Housing and Dining Services honors outstanding leaders

May 10, 2017 — The K-State Department of Housing and Dining Services recently held their 2016-2017 Leadership Reception to honor students and staff for their achievements throughout the year. More than 40 people and programs were recognized at the event.

Stephanie Bannister, assistant vice president for academic student services, was the evening’s keynote speaker. Shortly after her address, HDS interim associate directors Nick Lander and Kevin Cook surprised her by introducing a new scholarship in her name. Each year, HDS will sponsor two students’ attendance at STARS College, a leadership seminar for undergraduates interested in student affairs and campus housing professions.

Next came the year’s awards. Honorees included:  

Dr. Stephanie Bannister STARS College Scholarship: Justin Prough, Moore Hall; Beth Cooper, Marlatt Hall

National Residence Hall Honorary members: Stephanie Bannister, Victoria Bertero. Chris Mueller

National Of-the-Month award winner: Olivia Mangual

Housing and Dining Services Ambassadors: Emily Hammond, Wefald Hall; Wes Hullinger, Haymaker Hall; Regan Mousley, Ford Hall; Shane Newton, Haymaker Hall; Jordan Pulliam, Moore Hall; Katherine Schmitt, Haymaker Hall; Mia Taylor, Jardine Apartments; Kaitlyn Vicker; Marlatt Hall

Mabel Strong Scholarship recipients: Willow Willingham, Wefald Hall; Siddarth Jambunathan, Goodnow Hall; Olivia Mangual, Putnam Hall

Professor of the Year: Dr. Laura Fox, assistant professor of chemistry

Association of Residence Halls General Body Member of the Year: Jessica Hecker

National Residence Hall Honorary Member of the Year: Hannah Fowles

Association of Residence Halls and National Residence Hall Honorary Bronze Pins: Gabby Coleman, Josh Woods, Brie Jutte

Diamond Powercat Awards: Andy Denny, Ford Hall; Kaitlyn Vicker, Marlatt Hall; Victoria Whitmore, Goodnow Hall; Tina Langley, Smurthwaite Leadership and Scholarship House; McKenna Parker, Haymaker Hall; Ellie Heit, Strong Community; Dariyan Javan Springfield, Moore Hall; Kiara O’ Dea, West Hall; Adam Van Bergeijk, Honors House; Grant Wilford, Wefald Hall

Advisor of the Year: Dave Arnold, Moore Hall

Program of the Year: Diversity Ice Cream Social, Haymaker Hall

First-Year Experience: Alan Rizza, Haymaker Hall

Student of the Year: Zach Stanley, Strong Community

Resident Assistant of the Year: Bre Rowe, Ford Hall

Residence Learning Assistant of the Year: Daphne Weber, Marlatt Hall, and RLA for the Imagining Community Residential CAT Community in the Kramer Community

Outstanding Service Award: Staci Gann

Distinguished Service Award: Luke Porteous

Community of the Year: Ford Hall

Congratulations to all!