Two K-State graduates to receive 2018 Distinguished Young Alumni Award

Posted December 7, 2017

Two Kansas State University graduates — Bryce Huschka, Los Angeles, and Megan McCall, Tucson, Arizona — are the recipients of the K-State Alumni Association Student Alumni Board’s 2018 Distinguished Young Alumni Award.

The award recognizes two K-State 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. The Alumni Association and Student Alumni Board will honor Huschka and McCall when they return to campus Feb. 26-28 to give keynote presentations and visit with student groups and university classes.

“In fulfillment of the Alumni Association’s mission to serve alumni as their link for life to the university, we are pleased to support the Student Alumni Board in presenting this award to simultaneously honor some of our most accomplished young graduates while creating new ties among alumni, students and faculty,” said Amy Button Renz, Alumni Association president and CEO.

Huschka, a native of Ottawa, Kansas, is the area manager for ExxonMobil.

While at K-State, Huschka was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, Student Governing Association, Student Alumni Board and served as the All-University Open House chair. He graduated from K-State in 2007 with concurrent bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial engineering.

McCall, a native of Goodland, Kansas, is a case coordinator-court support social worker for Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse. She graduated from K-State in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and in 2011 with a master’s degree in sociology.

While at K-State, McCall was a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society, the Conversational English Program, served as treasurer of the Flint Hills Human Rights Project and as a liaison for Parents and Families of Lesbians and Gays. Additionally, she volunteered and worked at The Crisis Center, the domestic violence shelter that serves Riley, Clay, Geary, Marshall and Pottawatomie counties and was involved with Take Back the Night and Little Apple Pride programs.

“Bryce and Megan have accomplished so much very early in their careers,” said Marcus Kidd, Student Alumni Board adviser. “We are thrilled to honor these amazing leaders and look forward to hosting them on campus so they might have the chance to meet with and inspire our current K-State students.”

More information about the Distinguished Young Alumni program can be found here.