Four named Alumni Association’s Robinson Family Multicultural Leadership Award winners

Posted March 29, 2017

The K-State Alumni Association will recognize four candidates for graduation from Kansas State University with the Robinson Family Multicultural Leadership Awards. The students will be presented with their awards at a luncheon on April 19 at the K-State Alumni Center.

The awards are given annually to four outstanding multicultural 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.

“These soon-to-be graduates played an important role in leadership while at K-State,” 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 2017 Robinson Family Multicultural Leadership Award recipients are Taj Brimmer, bachelor’s candidate in mass communications and social work with a minor in leadership studies, Kansas City, Kansas; Jaliyah Brown, bachelor’s candidate in apparel and textiles and  journalism and mass communications, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Patience Ivy, bachelor’s candidate in athletic training and pre-medicine, Wichita, Kansas; and Yubisela Toledo, bachelor’s candidate in biology and pre-optometry, Liberal, Kansas.

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.