Award Recipients


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 2019, 81 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


Katelyn Beam

Katelyn Beam

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Victoria Brake

Victoria Brake

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Roylin Brillhart

Roylin Brillhart

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Riley Chrisler

Riley Chrisler

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Jony Dahl

Jony Dahl

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Alexis Doherty

Alexis Doherty

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Tess Fairbanks

Tess Fairbanks

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Audrey Farrell

Audrey Farrell

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Emma Littich

Emma Littich

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Payton Lynn

Payton Lynn

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Ashlyn Menold

Ashlyn Menold

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Kimberlyn Nichols

Kimberlyn Nichols

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Marlee Saxon

Marlee Saxon

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Libby Schultz

Libby Schultz

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Ann Stegman

Ann Stegman

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Kelsey Wilson

Kelsey Wilson

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Past Tomorrow's Teacher Award Recipients


Emily (Armstrong) Kerschen
Maria (Baumgartner) Luthi
Amanda (Braun) Disberger
Jessica (Brenner) Halbleib
Amy (Carnahan) Lerma
Elaine (Cobb) Mick
Christi (Cunningham) Bullock
Christina (Devaney) Nelson
Meredith (Duling) Reid
Dana (Ellis) Voth
Maggie (Gabrielson) Knobbe
Gabrianna (Hall) Neuer
Katie (Hammersmith) Shanholtzer
Jada (Hinderberger) Stringfield
Lindsey (Janzen) Koehn
Tayler (Kaps) Ezell
Kristen (Knoth) Loney
Susan (Larson) Cochran
Victoria (Luhrs) Lynch
Morgan (Manuel) Glover
Anne (McClain) Kastelic
Taylor (McLemore) Jurney
Maggie (Murphy) Hatesohl
Allyson (Ottensmeier) Clanton
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
Bailey Baird
Lisa Cardone
Clarissa Corkins
Rachel (Annie) Cortes
Chanity Daily
Jancy Davis
Justine Dlabal
Kellen Doeden
Jordan Dombrowski
John Dotterweich
Madeline Ebling
Larke Edelman
Lauren Ewing
Allison Friesen
Patricia Geist
Adam Hamor
Erika Hawley
Angela Johnson
Catherine Karst
Leah Kellerman
Sarah Kellogg
Bridgett Kelly
Joseph Kern
Keith Kerschen
Joshua Klarmann
Sarah Marek
Cameron Peck
Chelsey Regester
AnnMarie Riley
Abby Ross
Kirsten Salyer
Gentry Sauder
Joni Sheets
Lucas Shivers
Jessica Spare
Jessica Steele
Erin Stout
Meg Swagerty
Benjamin Swenson
Emilie Taylor
Ellen Templin
Kinsey Volk
Anna Washburn
Sarah Watkins
Chelsea Willems
Bridget Winter

Current Barbara C. Blatz Award Recipients

Jadelyn Betz

Jadelyn Betz

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Marlea Harlan

Marlea Harlan

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Grace Schuster

Grace Schuster

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Past Barbara C. Blatz Award Recipients


Malaena (Laeny) (Edelman) Bauman
Maggie (Gabrielson) Knobbe
Tiffany (Pralle) Manning
Rachel (Williams) Jorgensen
Tamara Andra
Jon-Charles William Armstrong
Jordyn Burke
Shannon Caffrey
Mary Carnes
Carter Couchman
Callie Craig
Nicole Darveaux
Lisa Davis
Allison Dorau
Jillian Dunlay
Logan Eilert
Evan Goehl
Morgan Hauserman
Kaylynn Hendricks
Erin Hermesch
Sydney Ho
Katelyn Hodges
Jacob Hofman
Taylor Holthaus
Jennifer Lynn John
Catherine Karst
Jane Keehn
Sarah Kellogg
Skyler King
Megan Klassen
Kylie Lambeth
Amy Le Valley
Lindsay Lehman
Karla Love
Andrea Morris
Ashley Myers
Anna Nusser
Rebekah Nyman
Kristin Palmer
Sarah Penner
Tiffany Pfeifer
Alyson Porter
Tiffany Pralle
Elyse Ramsey
Daley Reed
Courtney Ress
Kirsten Salyer
Josie Santos
Jessica Steele
Annie Temple
Grace Thompson
Paige Towey
Ashley Walker
Katherine (Kate) Washburn
Lauren Whiteside
Chelsea Willems
Haley Winter
Maggie Winter

Current Elvon & Lydia Skeen Award Recipients

Taylor Hinman

Taylor Hinman

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Mindi Marstall

Mindi Marstall

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Browyn O'Malley

Browyn O'Malley

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Sarah Snyder

Sarah Snyder

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Past Elvon & Lydia Skeen Award Recipients


Alyssa Bellinder
Christie Corpstein
Kourtney Foley
Kenzie Hemmert
Chassis Hoepker
Kyle Andrew Johnson
Cajsa Larson
Stephanie Mars
Elizabeth McCrane
Kelsey Mills
Shannon Oakley
Bethany Roy
Brooke Schrag
Kacia Turner
Katie Yarrow
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