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Spring 2014- Jonathon Dewey, History Education and Abigail Anderson, Elementary Education

Fall 2013- Shelby Westfahl, Music Education and Tia Irwin, Elementary Education

Spring 2013– Jenifer Wolters, Mathematics Education and Corey Wheeler, Elementary Education 


Spring 2014- (announcements coming soon)

Fall 2013– 

2013 Daktronics NAIA Football Scholar Athlete: John Dewey, History Education

2013-14 Capital One Academic All-District Football Team: Robert Burcher, History Education

2013 Daktronics NAIA Volleyball Scholar Athletes: Taylor Elkinton, Physical & Health Education and Kayla Dearden, Elementary & Special Education


Alpha Chi is a national collegiate honor society that admits students from all academic disciplines.  Membership is by invitation only and is limited to the top ten percent of an institution’s juniors, seniors and graduate students.  Alpha Chi members have been “making scholarship effective for good” since 1922.

Alpha Chi Members:  Melanie Mann - Music Education, Emma Kitch - History Education, Taylor Elkinton - Physical & Health Education,  Kylee Timberlake - Physical & Health Education


The Kansas State Department of Education sponsors the Horizon Award for teachers who have demonstrated excellence during their first full year of teaching.

Spring 2012 - Josh Massey, 2009 graduate of the KWU Teacher Education Department, received the 2012 Secondary Horizon Award.

Salina Master Teacher Award:

KWU Alumni have been recognized with this award the past two years. Congratulations!

2013– Brandon Cheeks, Lakewood Middle School

2012 Michelle Palmgren, Salina South High School