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Tomorrow's Teacher
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R. Lee and Barbara Harris see teachers as the unsung heroes of our society and were concerned by the limited scholarship choices available at K-State for prospective teachers.

In 1999, Lee and Barb founded the Tomorrow’s Teacher Scholarship Program in an effort to help young people of Kansas realize their desire to pursue careers in teaching. While neither were teachers, their philanthropy stems from a desire to touch as many lives as possible in a positive way. A single Tomorrow’s Teacher recipient might teach as many as 500 to 1,000 young people over the course of a career. Multiply this by the number of Tomorrow’s Teacher graduates and thousands of lives have been beneficially impacted.

Between 1999 and 2016, 60 students have graduated as Tomorrow’s Teacher scholars from K-State.

Barbara C. Blatz
Award

Barbara C Blatz and her husband John were dedicated to promoting educational initiatives in the communities where they lived including Kansas City, Topeka and Colorado Springs. Barbara worked closely with Lee and Barb Harris in support of the Tomorrow's Teacher Scholarship Program. Barbara Blatz was stricken with brain cancer and passed away on March 19, 2003.

The Barbara C. Blatz Award will serve as a legacy for Mrs. Blatz to promote the education of Kansans who wish to become teachers and ultimately the education of scores of young people taught by these teachers.

Elvon & Lydia Skeen
Award

Lydia and Elvon Skeen's dedication to teaching and providing educational opportunities to students was evident in their actions throughout their lives. Always loyal to Kansas State University, and having no children of their own, the Skeens felt a gift to K-State would allow a large number of students to continue to benefit from their life's work.

Working with KSU Foundation staff, the Skeens established the single largest commitment ever provided to K-State's College of Education. The Elvon G. and Lydia E. Skeen Education Fund, which will accrue over $1 million in endowed funds, is used to provide scholarships for outstanding College of Education students.

Current Tomorrow's Teacher Award Recipients


Bailey Baird

Bailey Baird

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Rachel Cortes

Rachel Cortes

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Chanity Daily

Chanity Daily

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John Dotterweich

John Dotterweich

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Madeline Ebling

Madeline Ebling

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Allison Friesen

Allison Friesen

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Jada Hinderberger

Jada Hinderberger

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Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson

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Bridgett Kelly

Bridgett Kelly

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Morgan Manuel

Morgan Manuel

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Sarah Marek

Sarah Marek

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Maggie Murphy

Maggie Murphy

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AnnMarie Riley

AnnMarie Riley

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Abby Ross

Abby Ross

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Joni Sheets

Joni Sheets

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Kinsey Volk

Kinsey Volk

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Past Tomorrow's Teacher Award Recipients


Emily (Armstrong) Kerschen
Maria (Baumgartner) Luthi
Jessica (Brenner) Halbleib
Amy (Carnahan) Lerma
Elaine (Cobb) Mick
Christi (Cunningham) Bullock
Jancy (Davis) Radke
Meredith (Duling) Reid
Dana (Ellis) Voth
Gabrianna (Hall) Neuer
Katie (Hammersmith) Shanholtzer
Lindsey (Janzen) Koehn
Kristen (Knoth) Loney
Susan (Larson) Cochran
Victoria (Luhrs) Lynch
Anne (McClain) Kastelic
Tiffany (Pralle) Manning
Reily (Reinhardt) Wieters
Kristen (Schnackenberg) Schepker
Kari (Strelcheck) Hillen
Katelyn (Vincent) Meiwes
Erica (Voran) Anderson
Carly (Wagner) Gratton
Rachel (Williams) Jorgensen
Eryn (Wood) Elder
Amanda (York) Hudson
Patricia (Zabloudil) Blundell
Amanda Braun
Lisa Cardone
Clarissa Corkins
Christina Devaney
Justine Dlabal
Kellen Doeden
Maggie Gabrielson
Patricia Geist
Adam Hamor
Erika Hawley
Tayler Kaps
Catherine Karst
Leah Kellerman
Sarah Kellogg
Joseph Kern
Keith Kerschen
Joshua Klarmann
Taylor McLemore
Allyson Ottensmeier
Chelsey Regester
Kirsten Salyer
Gentry Sauder
Lucas Shivers
Jessica Spare
Jessica Steele
Erin Stout
Meg Swagerty
Benjamin Swenson
Emilie Taylor
Ellen Templin
Sarah Watkins
Chelsea Willems
Bridget Winter

Current Barbara C. Blatz Award Recipients

Jordyn Burke

Jordyn Burke

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Logan Eilert

Logan Eilert

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Skyler King

Skyler King

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Past Barbara C. Blatz Award Recipients


Tiffany (Pralle) Manning
Rachel (Williams) Jorgensen
Tamara Andra
Jon-Charles William Armstrong
Shannon Caffrey
Mary Carnes
Callie Craig
Nicole Darveaux
Lisa Davis
Allison Dorau
John Dotterweich
Malaena (Laeny) Edelman
Maggie Gabrielson
Evan Goehl
Morgan Hauserman
Erin Hermesch
Sydney Ho
Katelyn Hodges
Taylor Holthaus
Jennifer Lynn John
Catherine Karst
Jane Keehn
Sarah Kellogg
Megan Klassen
Kylie Lambeth
Amy Le Valley
Lindsay Lehman
Karla Love
Ashley Myers
Anna Nusser
Rebekah Nyman
Kristin Palmer
Sarah Penner
Alyson Porter
Tiffany Pralle
Daley Reed
Courtney Ress
Kirsten Salyer
Jessica Steele
Paige Towey
Ashley Walker
Lauren Whiteside
Chelsea Willems
Haley Winter
Maggie Winter

Current Elvon & Lydia Skeen Award Recipients

Kenzie Hemmert

Kenzie Hemmert

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Elizabeth McCrane

Elizabeth McCrane

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Brooke Schrag

Brooke Schrag

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Past Elvon & Lydia Skeen Award Recipients


Alyssa Bellinder
Christie Corpstein
Kourtney Foley
Kyle Andrew Johnson
Cajsa Larson
Stephanie Mars
Kelsey Mills
Shannon Oakley
Bethany Roy
Kacia Turner
Katie Yarrow
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