Community invited to Distinguished Young Alumni presentations Feb. 25

Posted February 13, 2020


The K-State Student Alumni Board, a program of the K-State Alumni Association, will honor the 2020 Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipients, Mindy McBee and Sarah Sexton-Bowser, on Feb. 25.

Established in 2012, the award recognizes two Kansas State University graduates who are younger than 35 and are using the scholarship, leadership and service experience they acquired at K-State to excel in their professions and contribute to their communities.

McBee and Sexton-Bowser will return to campus to visit with student groups and university classes. The K-State community is invited to attend their keynote presentations Feb. 25 in Town Hall in the Leadership Studies Building. Sexton-Bower's presentation will begin at 3:30 p.m. A casual reception will take place from 4-4:30 p.m. in the lobby of the building, followed by McBee's presentation at 4:30 p.m.

"Mindy and Sarah have accomplished so much very early in their careers," said Collin Just, assistant director of student programs for the Alumni Association and Student Alumni Board adviser. "They are great examples of K-Staters who learned how to be leaders through their college experiences. Those experiences molded who they are today and contribute to their successes both personally and professionally. We encourage everyone to join us for the keynote presentations, which are sure to be inspiring not only to current students but also to alumni, faculty and staff."

McBee, Fairway, Kansas, is a strategic accounts sales leader at Cargill. She earned a degree in agribusiness in 2012.

Sexton-Bowser, Mayetta, Kansas, is managing director for K-State's Center for Sorghum Improvement. She earned a degree from K-State in 2008 in agricultural economics.

For more on the Distinguished Young Alumni program, visit