Strengthening Our Communities

Cats for Inclusion, Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media and Project IMPACT Kompass


Cats for Inclusion

Cats for Inclusion is a communitywide initiative to discuss and understand inclusion, multiculturalism and social justice.</>

“Our campus is strong due to our diverse community, but there are many ways in which our university and community need to improve and offer more support to our increasingly diverse student population. A critical component of making those changes is communication, and I believe that Cats for Inclusion offers a great first step toward that goal. I walked away from Cats for Inclusion with a better understanding and acknowledgement of my privilege as a white male and inspired to use it to affect positive social change.” – Jack Ayres, senior in chemical engineering from Overland Park, Kansas

Learn more about Cats for Inclusion and support this program with an online gift or contact Tracy Robinson by email or at 785-532-7568.

Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media

The Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media serves to strengthen local newspapers, radio stations, cable systems and other media that play a key role in the survival and revitalization of America’s small towns.

“We’ve always been supporters of the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media at the Marysville Advocate; my parents and now I have always tried to attend the forums and events every year. This year at the Huck Boyd lecture series a professor spoke about her research on veterans’ issues. It’s nice to have that kind of support for small towns when they bring people in to speak about issues and research done regarding veterans, health care or other issues that affect our communities and rural journalism.”  – Sarah Kessinger, editor and publisher of the Marysville Advocate, Marysville, Kansas

Learn more about the Huck Boyd Center and support the program with an online gift or contact Jeff Haug by email or at 785-532-7887. 

Project IMPACT Kompass

Kompass is a three-day intensive bridge program designed to accelerate academic success for incoming freshmen multicultural students in agriculture, business and engineering.

“Thank you so much, donors, for your generosity and the opportunity to explore K-State and Kompass. You have created a ripple in our hearts. This program has given us hope — most importantly — it has set us one step ahead toward success!”  – Rafael Z. Fernandez, 2017 Project IMPACT Kompass participant from Kansas City, Kansas

Learn more about Project IMPACT Kompass and support the program with an online gift or contact Mitzi Richards by email or at 785-532-7507.

Huck Boyd

Rosalyn Durant, senior vide president of college networks at ESPN, was the speaker for the 16th annual Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media in November 2015

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