Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is honoring students for their academic achievements, leadership and personal contributions with its annual end-of-the-year awards.
The Wildcat Pride Awards are given to students who display attributes of community service, determination and dedication. Kansas State Polytechnic also presents an award for Most Inspirational student. Also presented were the Outstanding Academic Student Award and Expository Writing Awards.
Jadyn Cress, sophomore, chemistry, Berryton, Outstanding Academic Student Award; Ethan Hamel, senior, UAS flight and operations, Damar; Outstanding Academic Student Award; Cielo Lubaton, sophomore, applied business and technology, Fort Riley, Outstanding Academic Student Award; Jonathan Wissing, junior, Hutchinson, Expository Writing Award; Raphael Gutierrez, senior, UAS design and integration, Junction City, Outstanding Academic Student Award; Taylor Pearson, junior, aviation maintenance management, Manhattan, Outstanding Academic Student Award; Nathan Whoolery, sophomore, web development technology, Manhattan, Outstanding Academic Student Award.
Jack Thomlison, senior in professional pilot, Overland Park, is the recipient of the Wildcat Pride Award for Dedication, which recognizes a student who goes above and beyond normal duties and is committed to a particular course of thought or action. Thomlison’s nominator says he has demonstrated leadership, dedication and selfless service for the university, as well as a positive attitude toward encouraging fellow students in their studies. He has been a great example to other students through his own dedication to flight training and is always willing to discuss operations and his experience on campus with prospective students.
Marcello Dodd-Holliday. Photos courtesy K-State Polytechnic
Marcello Dodd-Holliday, freshman in robotics and automation, Salina, is the recipient of the award for Most Inspirational student. This award honors a student who inspires others to achieve the highest level at which they are capable and epitomizes the qualities of determination, dedication and service. This student must also maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above. Marcello’s nominator calls him an exceptional person and hard-working, incredible student who has been thrown a lot of curveballs but always maintains a positive attitude. Dodd-Holliday is a first-generation, nontraditional student and wants to be an example to his children about the importance of education.
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