Department of Agricultural Economics represented by 2 of 15 new inductee members of Blue Key

The Kansas State University chapter of Blue Key, a nationwide honor society for college seniors, has initiated 15 new members for the 2013-2014 academic year. Of these 15 new members, Kassie Curran and Reagan Kays represent the Department of Agricultural Economics.

Blue Key is a premier honor society that recognizes college seniors at institutions of higher education for excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Members of Kansas State University’s Blue Key chapter embody the society’s motto of “Serving, I Live” by providing leadership mentoring and training programs on campus and throughout the state of Kansas.

The honor society sponsors and coordinates various activities and programs at the university, including the Catalyst Self Development Experience; Quest, the freshmen honorary; ULead Leadership Consulting for college and high school students; a high school leadership conference; and the annual Leadership Appreciation reception to recognize students and organizational advisers for their leadership on campus. Blue Key also annually awards more than $15,000 in scholarships to Kansas State University undergraduates each year.

Kassie Curran, food science and industry, Farlington. Curran is earning a minor in agricultural economics. She also conducts research with Sean Fox in the department. Curran has served as president of the College of Agriculture Ambassadors, has been active in Collegiate Farm Bureau and Collegiate Cattlewomen, and has served as state vice president for the Kansas FFA Association. She is a College of Agriculture scholar, and is involved in the Frontier Food Safety/Food Security Research Program. She will serve as director of alumni and outreach for Blue Key.

Reagan Kays, agribusiness, Weir. Kays has been active in Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, the Kansas State University Student Foundation, College of Agriculture Ambassadors and the university’s Student Governing Association. He has also been involved in the Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness Club, as well as Collegiate Farm Bureau. Kays will serve as president of Blue Key.

Click here to read about the other new inductees.

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