Twelve men on the Fort Hays State University campus were named as 2015’s “Men of Merit.” A reception in their honor was held on Tuesday, April 28.
Notifications are sent out campus-wide for staff and faculty to nominate staff, faculty and students who meet the following criteria: breaking gender stereotypes, taking action, leading by example and outstanding contributions.
A committee headed by Amber White, coordinator of diversity affairs, reviews the nominations and conducts interviews. From there, 12 are chosen.
This year’s recipients: Luke Abbott, Great Bend senior majoring in mathematics; Brett Bruner, director or persistence and retention, Office of Student Affairs; Dr. Chris Crawford, professor of leadership studies and interim provost; Ulises Gonzalez, Dora, N.M., junior majoring in management; Baron Green, Oberlin sophomore majoring in justice studies; Dr. Darrell Hamlin, assistant professor of justice studies; Seth Kastle, instructor of leadership studies; Craig Karlin, director of student financial assistance and interim registrar; Cameron Rohleder, Hays senior majoring in physics; Brandon Taylor, Colby senior majoring in management; Manny Ultreras III, Dodge City senior majoring in justice studies; Tanner Younie, Hays senior majoring in political science.