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Student Spotlight

New Silver Key Members

The 2017-2018 class of new members for Kansas State University's Silver Key honor society has been announced. Congratulations to Maci Rockers from Garnett, KS as being selected as a new member!

To be eligible for Silver Key, students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average, be a 2016 high school graduate and in their freshman year at the university.

Silver Key provides service to the campus and the surrounding Manhattan community. Members organize and participate in a variety of community service projects each semester. Past projects have included hosting children from the Boys and Girls Club at a K-State men's basketball game, Sleep Out for the Homeless fundraiser benefiting the Manhattan Emergency Shelter, highway and neighborhood cleanup efforts, and Sunday afternoon visits to Stoneybrook, a senior living community in Manhattan.


Mate Au Lait Protein Plus Product Development Team – National Dairy Council

Congratulations to food science undergraduate students Conrad Kabus (junior) and Mayla Kritski Baez (senior) and graduate student Karthik Sajith Babu! They were selected as one of the top six finalist in the National Dairy Council New Product Competition. The students entry is a Mate Au Lait Protein Plus drink targeting 15-25 year old consumers. If selected in the top three, the students will attend the National Dairy Council New Product Competition to compete against two other teams!

Congratulations on being selected!

The Purple Passion Team recently were awarded the silver medal and 4th place overall at the Research Chef's Association Pastry Culinology Student Product Development Competition. Kyle Phalen, graduate student, Austin Weber, Erin Manville and Kyle Johnson, undergraduate students are part of the Purple Passion Team, we are so proud of them and for their amazing creation Puerto Rican Style Mango Rum Cake with Spice Mango Coulis.

RCA team 

The students are: Kyle Phalen - Graduate Student; Kyle Johnson, Erin Manville and Austin Weber - Undergraduate Students. The student advisor is Dr. Kelly Getty.

Rum cake