The K-State Alumni Association recognizes eight K-Staters with the Robinson Family Multicultural Leadership Awards and International Leadership Awards.
The Robinson Family Multicultural Leadership Awards are given annually to four outstanding students and recognize them for leaving a legacy of enhancing multicultural engagement at K-State through their leadership. Award recipients are nominated by K-State faculty members, staff, students and student groups and selected by the Alumni Association’s Multicultural Alumni Council. The award is named in honor of the Roy and Sylvia Robinson family of Kansas City, Kansas, who endowed the program. Both are graduates of Kansas State University, Roy in 1970 and Sylvia in 1971.
The International Leadership Awards are given annually to four outstanding graduating students for service and leadership within the international K-State and Manhattan communities.
“These leaders played an important role in the K-State experience,” said Jessica Elmore, associate director of diversity programs for the Alumni Association. “We wish them well on their next chapter and look forward to the impact they will make as K-State alumni.”
The 2021 Robinson Family Multicultural Leadership Award recipients are:
- Citlally Orozco Aldaz, bachelor's candidate in American ethnic studies and political science, Overland Park, Kansas
- Muhammad Khan, 2020 bachelor’s graduate in biology, Multan, Pakistan
- Ronaldo Lopez, bachelor's candidate in mechanical engineering, Dodge City, Kansas
- Spencer West, bachelor's candidate in organizational management and psychology, Topeka, Kansas
Recipients for the Robinson Family Multicultural Leadership Award will be recognized through a video on Friday, April 23, via the Alumni Association’s Facebook and Instagram channels.
The 2021 International Leadership Award recipients are:
- Linda Yseult Hamuli, bachelor's candidate in food science and industry and global food systems leadership, Bukavu, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Saya Kakim, doctoral candidate in leadership communication, Atyrau, Kazakhstan
- Martin Duran Zarate, bachelor's candidate in economics, Asuncion, Paraguay
- Xinyu Zong, master's candidate in English, Zibo, Shandong, China
Recipients for the International Leadership Award will be recognized through a video on Tuesday, May 4, via the Alumni Association’s Facebook and Instagram channels.