2024 LGBTQ+ Leadership Awards Recipients

The K-State Alumni Association presents the LGBTQ+ Leadership Award celebrating two graduating students. The recipients are students who have shown outstanding leadership qualities and who actively promote and advocate for engagement within or with the LGBTQ+ community on K-State's campus(es). This new award was established in 2022 by Alumni Association Board of Directors member Zach Maier '09 and his husband, Tim Oeljeschlaeger.

2024 Award Recipients

Undergraduate: Brooklyn Fondaw, bachelor’s candidate in marketing
Graduate: Kirsten Ajax, master’s candidate in drama therapy

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Undergraduate: Julia Coverdale
Graduate: Ash Denchfield

Undergraduate: Katie Hutson
Graduate: Sam Sharpe