Manhattan, KS— A select group of Kansas State University students is spending the 2022-2023 school year working on their leadership development, inspired by K-State’s Hall of Fame football coach Bill Snyder.

The Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows is a yearlong program of the Staley School of Leadership for students in their final year at the university. Students selected for the program work on deepening their knowledge of leadership, connecting with mentors to explore the transition student to professional life, elevating their passion for service and experiencing real-world opportunities to exercise leadership skills.

Snyder Fellows experience personal and professional development rooted in Coach Snyder’s 16 Goals for Success. Activities include partnering with the city of Manhattan’s Parks and Recreation Department to practice leadership though youth coaching. This year’s fellows are all coaching flag football. The fellows also recently participated in a leadership retreat with Snyder and former K-State football players Dillon Wilson, Frank Hernandez and Jaime Mendez.

The following K-State students are serving as 2022-2023 Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows; included are majors and hometowns:

Cassandra Rodriguez, communication sciences and disorders, Garden City; Katie Whittley, secondary education-mathematics, Gardner; Monica Tlaxcalteca-Romero, industrial engineering, Kansas City; Cathleen Cowell, political science and international studies, Larned; Matthew Lippe, marketing, Leawood; Tyler McCoach, kinesiology and integrative physiology, Lenexa; Easton Attwood, kinesiology and integrative physiology; Nadiyah Gamble, human development and family science, Manhattan; Alycen Berridge, educational studies, Nickerson.

From Olathe — Amber Lintz, biomedical engineering; Sophia Palcic, mathematics and park management and conservation; and Sydney Stephens, kinesiology, integrated physiology and Spanish.

Eden Brockman, mass communications, Overland Park; Alesha Bergner, agricultural technology management, global food systems leadership, and natural resources and environmental sciences, and Wyatt Schrag, agricultural technology management, both from Pratt; Amber Palen, communication sciences and disorders, Salina; Nate Williams, food science and industry, St. George; Rachel Grollmes, communication studies, and Alexa Scheer, political science and international studies, both from Topeka.

From Valley Center — Gerardo Hernandez, agricultural economics; Zach Rankin, integrated computer science; and Kaleo Vincent, athletic training and rehabilitation sciences.

Emma Bise, human development and family science and pre-occupational therapy, Wichita.

From out-of-state: Katie Millis, biology-human health, and gender, women, and sexuality studies, and Sabine Hoff, bakery science and management, and global food systems leadership, both from Denver, Colorado; Emma Roll, kinesiology, Holyoke, Colorado; and Maeve McDonald, animal sciences and industry, Parker, Colorado; Austin Drake, athletic training, Maryville, Missouri; and Jesika Tieszen, architecture, Hartford, South Dakota.