The K-State Student Alumni Board, a program of the K-State Alumni Association, will honor the 2019 Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipients, Dr. Charley Cull and Kale Monk, Ph.D., on Feb. 26.
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.
Cull and Monk will return to campus Feb. 25-27 to visit with student groups and university classes. The K-State community is invited to attend their keynote presentations Feb. 26 in Town Hall in the Leadership Studies Building. Monk'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 Cull's presentation at 4:30 p.m.
"Charley and Kale have accomplished so much very early in their careers," said Marcus Kidd, 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."
Cull, a native of Oakland, Nebraska, is a veterinarian and clinical research associate and director of stocker and grazing cattle operations for Midwest Veterinary Services Inc. and Central States Research Centre Inc. of Oakland, Nebraska, and the satellite facility, Veterinary Biomedical Research Center Inc. of Manhattan, Kansas.
Monk, a native of Bennington, Kansas, is an assistant professor, state Extension specialist and Center for Policy and Family Research Fellow at the University of Missouri. While at K-State, Monk was a member of Mortar Board Honor Society, HandsOn K-State, K-State Cru and the Staley School of Leadership Studies.