Kansas State University’s Blue Key, a senior leadership honor society, has selected its new members for the 2014-2015 school year.
Blue Key recognizes college students at senior institutions of higher education for excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. Membership is based on all-around leadership in student life, high scholastic achievement, service to others and citizenship. Students must also have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and significant leadership experience in at least two student or community organizations to be considered for membership selection.
Blue Key members participate in several activities at the university and in the community. Members facilitate uLead workshops, which are free leadership and team skills training sessions for Kansas State University students, clubs and organizations. The society also annually awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to undergraduates at the university for excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.
Other activities of the organization include coordinating Quest, the university’s freshman leadership honorary; coordinating and hosting the annual DiscoverU Conference for high school students interested learning more about college and the opportunities that await them; hosting the Leadership Appreciation Reception to recognize students across campus for their leadership; and teaching Catalyst, a self-development course.
New member of K-State’s Blue Key, who will all be a senior in the 2014-2015 school year, and Blue Key leadership position is Allie Niederee, Great Bend, kinesiology and pre-physical therapy, co-director of banquets and recognition.