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College of Health and Human Sciences awards 17 alumni with Rising Professional Award

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Seventeen accomplished alumni were selected to receive the College of Health and Human Sciences Rising Professional Award.

The Rising Professional Award is given to honor 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.

This year’s award winners are:

  • Ryan Baldwin; General Manager, Hotel Kansas City by Hyatt, Kansas City, Missouri. Baldwin received his bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management in 2001.
  • Brian Bollinger; Certified Training Restaurant General Manager, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Overland Park, Kansas. Bollinger earned his bachelor’s degree in hospitality management in 2009.
  • Sara Bonnes; Consultant, Division of General Internal Medicine, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Physician Nutritional Specialist, May Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Bonnes received two degrees from K-State; a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition in 2003 and a master’s degree in human nutrition in 2005.
  • Lacey Boven; Regional Administrator- Region VII, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, Kansas City, Missouri. Boven graduated in 2008 with a degree in family studies and human services.
  • Klaire Brumbaugh; Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Services, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri. Brumbaugh received her bachelor’s degree in family studies and human services, with an emphasis in communication sciences and disorders in 2009 and her master’s degree in the same field in 2011.
  • Brooke Cull; Vice President- Business Operations, Central States Research Center, Midwest Veterinary Services, Oakland, Nebraska. Cull received four degrees from K-State: two bachelor’s degrees, one in human nutrition and one in kinesiology; a master’s degree in public health and a doctorate degree in human nutrition.
  • Monica Ebert; International Brand Development Manager, CORE Merino, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Ebert earned a bachelor’s degree in apparel and textiles in 2013.
  • Staci Gann; Executive Director, Stand Up For Your Sister, Manhattan, Kansas. Gann received her bachelor’s degree in family studies and human services in 2018.
  • Amy Guerich; Partner, Stepp & Rothwell, Inc., Overland Park, Kansas. Guerich earned a bachelor’s degree in family studies and human services, with an emphasis in personal financial planning in 2006.
  • Teagan Hamblin; Technical Designer II, Nike, Inc., Beaverton, Oregon. Hambling received a bachelor’s degree in apparel and textiles in 2013.
  • Janet Holden; Family and Consumer Sciences Education Teacher, USD 247, Cherokee, Kansas. Holden received her bachelor’s degree in human ecology, with an emphasis family and consumer sciences education in 2012.
  • Clark Holdsworth; Research Communications Manager, Accdon, Waltham, Massachusetts. Holdsworth received his master’s degree in kinesiology in 2013 and his doctorate in anatomy and physiology in 2016.
  • Clara Valadares Kientz; Assistant Director II, K-State CARE Office, Manhattan, Kansas. Kientz earned a bachelor’s degree in family studies and human services in 2014. 
  • Corey Miller; Policy Manager, Healthcare Leadership Council, Washington, District of Columbia. Miller earned his master’s in public health in 2017.
  • Uyen Phan; Department Head, Food and Science Nutrition, Institute of Biotechnology and Food Technology, Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Phan earned her doctoral degree in sensory analysis and consumer behavior and a graduate certificate in applied statistics in 2015.
  • Heath Rath; Executive Director, PACE KC, Kansas City, Missouri. Rath earned a secondary major in gerontology in 2013 and a master’s degree in 2015.
  • Kelby Stehl; Buyer, Halls Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri. Stehl earned a bachelor’s degree in apparel and textiles in 2011 and a master’s degree in 2013 in the same field.

For full bios on the award winners, please visit the College of Health and Human Sciences website.

 

This article was posted on Thursday, April 2, 2020, and is filed under Applied Human Sciences, Center on Aging, College News, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, Hospitality Management, Interior Design and Fashion Studies, Kinesiology, Personal Financial Planning.