Rising Professional Award

The Rising Professional Award honors significant contributions made by a graduate in the early stages of his or her career. Recipients have demonstrated significant professional accomplishments in the areas of design, business, human behavior, teacher education, or health sciences.

Here is a list of our latest recipients.

Brooke Cull '12, '14, '16
Brooke Cull '12, '14, '16
Vice President, Business Operations
Central States Research Center, Midwest Veterinary Services
Oakland, NE
Brian Bollinger '09
Brian Bollinger '09
Restaurant Partner
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Overland Park, KS
Sara Bonnes '03, '05
Sara Bonnes '03, '05
Consultant, Division of General Medicine; Assistant Professor of Medicine; Physician Nutritional Specialist
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Staci Gann '18
Staci Gann '18
Executive Director
Stand Up For Your Sister
Manhattan, KS
Monica Ebert '13
Monica Ebert '13
International Brand Development Manager
CORE Merino
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Ryan Baldwin '01
Ryan Baldwin '01
General Manager
Hotel Kansas City by Hyatt
Kansas City, MO
Lacey Boven '08
Lacey Boven '08
Regional Administrator, Region VII
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services- Administration for Community Living
Kansas City, MO
Clara Valadares Kientz '14
Clara Valadares Kientz '14
Director
K-State CARE Office
Manhattan, KS
Janet Holden '12
Janet Holden '12
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Teacher
USD 247
Cherokee, KS
Corey Miller '17
Corey Miller '17
Policy Manager
Healthcare Leadership Council
Washington, D.C.
Kelby Stehl '11, '13
Kelby Stehl '11, '13
Buyer
Halls Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
Heath Rath '13, '15
Heath Rath '13, '15
Executive Director
PACE KC
Kansas City, MO
Clark Holdsworth '13, '15
Clark Holdsworth '13, '15
Research Communications Manager
Accdon
Waltham, MA
Uyen Thuy Xuan Phan '15
Uyen Thuy Xuan Phan '15
Department Head, Food and Science Nutrition
Institute of Biotechnology and Food Technology, Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Amy Guerich '06
Amy Guerich '06
Partner
Stepp & Rothwell, Inc.
Overland Park, KS
Klaire Brumbaugh '09,'11
Klaire Brumbaugh '09,'11
Director of Clinical Education
Fontbonne University- Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
Teagan Hamblin '13
Teagan Hamblin '13
Technical Designer 2
Nike, Inc.
Beaverton, OR

Past Recipients

2019: C.J. Aducci, Jamie Bosse, Robert T. Davis III, Meghann Day, Cody Derby, Trent Jones, Mitchell Keating, Audrey Koehn, Katrina Marshall, Laura McCabe, Michael Minnis, Kale Monk, Monica Nelson, Kristen Brunkow O'Shea, Pratik Patel, Jake Quigley, Kara Schmidt-Robben

  • 2004: Meredith de Vera
  • 2003: Angela Herbers
  • 2002: Robyn Stuewe
  • 2001: Traude Sander
  • 2000: Kevin L. Sauer
  • 1999: Judy Wagner
  • 1999: Tandy Rundus
  • 1999: Royalyn Rolfs
  • 1998: Hayley Matson
  • 1998: Kent Bradley
  • 1997: Brenda Sharpe
  • 1996: Heide Cashman

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