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Warren Named a 2022 Maud Wyatt Recognition Scholarship Recipient

Reece WarrenCentral Christian College of Kansas is excited to announce that senior Reece Warren has been named a 2022 Maud Wyatt Recognition Scholarship recipient establishing him as one of the top students in the state. Warren in addition to his academic success is serving as the 2022-2023 Student Body President, as well as, a significant member of the Men’s Basketball Program.

Join us in congratulating Mr. Warren!

The following is the full press release,

June 3, 2022 | Topeka, KS: The Kansas Independent College Foundation, (KICF), on behalf of its 20-member institutions, is proud to announce the 2022 Maud Wyatt Recognition Scholarship Recipients. KICF awards up to 20 individual scholarships, one for a student at each Foundation member institution. The recipients are all full-time, degree seeking students on the cusp of graduation, and have each demonstrated excellence in academics, character, and integrity. Our winners have encouraged their peers to build bright, dynamic futures, all while maintaining GPAs of 3.5 or above. Please help us congratulate our 2022 recipients:

  • Baker University: Mercedes Ruiz from North Hills, CA, a Business Major with a 3.94 GPA
  • Barclay College: Ja’mia Jackson of Wichita, an Elementary Education major with a GPA of 3.89
  • Benedictine College: Sara Pavlyak from Lawrence, an Elementary Education major with a 3.94 GPA
  • Bethany College: Callie Arnold of Hillsboro, an English Education major with a GPA of 4.00
  • Bethel College: Stephany Meyer from Newton, an English Education major with a 4.00 GPA
  • Central Christian College of Kansas: Reece Warren of McPherson, a Management and Mathematics double major with a GPA of 3.59
  • Cleveland University – Kansas City: Kamryn Osborn from Frontenac, an Exercise Science major with a 3.97 GPA
  • Donnelly College: Eny Mejia of Independence, MO, a Liberal Arts major with a GPA of 4.00
  • Friends University: D’Ron Jacobs from Wichita, a Health Management major with a 3.60 GPA
  • Hesston College: Alexis Driscoll of Moundridge, a Theater Education major with a GPA of 4.00
  • Kansas Wesleyan University: Daniella Gaona from Clifton, TX, a Health Science with a 3.83 GPA
  • Manhattan Christian College: Noah Haas of Lawrence, a Bible and Leadership double major with a GPA of 3.99
  • McPherson College: Lola Hipp from Goodland, an Art & Graphic Design major with a 3.94 GPA
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University: Lydia Ostenson of Tecumsheh, a Leadership and Management double major with a GPA of 3.82
  • Newman University: Nkama Junior Kimfaema from Newton, a Biochemistry major with a 3.70 GPA
  • Ottawa University: Kaylen Ashley of Lawrence, an Accounting major with a GPA of 4.00
  • Southwestern College: Carly Redding from Salina, a Philosophy & Religion major with a 3.70 GPA
  • Sterling College: Hannah Slate of San Angelo, TX, a Christian Ministries major with a GPA of 4.00
  • Tabor College: Emma Willison from Buhler, a Communications major with a 4.00 GPA
  • University of Saint Mary: Genesis Rogers of Leavenworth, a Psychology major with a GPA of 3.80

“Our 2022 essays each showed a commitment to the value of a private college education in Kansas. We are so lucky that these students chose our network to begin their journey to purpose and success in the world,” says KICF President Matthew Lindsey upon the announcement of the 2022 scholarships. KICF is confident that these scholarships will help them complete a degree that is preparing them for a lifetime of professional and personal fulfillment. In fact, here are some perspectives on preparation for the future from our winners:

  • “[My] University does a great job in the careers services with helping students get internships and to help students get jobs right after college.”
  • “[My] institution has prepared me tremendously to be successful after graduation, from encounters with teachers to just getting out of my room to hang out with some friends. Two of the most efficient education classes that I took were classroom management and social-emotional development and trauma. These two classes taught me to understand why people think and behave the way they do will further someone else’s perspective and how they see things.”
  • “The communal aura that [my] College has to offer has never disappointed me. I have met people from all over the world, learned about their cultures, and have formed friendships that will last far longer than the time that I have at this institution. Through these [friendships], I have learned the importance of listening and engaging with different opinions and cultures. You will learn about your own beliefs and develop a respect for the perspectives of others. Not only has [my] College taught me the curricular information needed to be successful in my job after graduation, it has taught me how to be a mindful and empathetic member of society.”

The scholarship was established in 1995 through the generosity of Maud Wyatt, whose bequest has supported the work of KICF and its institutions since 1961. The Kansas Independent College Foundation seeks to develop, promote, and direct unified approaches to selected corporations, foundations, and individuals for financial support of Kansas’ independent colleges and universities.

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Located in Topeka, the Kansas Independent College Foundation is a 501(c)3 that develops and enhances the competitive standing of its 20-member independent, non-profit, regionally accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities and strives to assure opportunity and choice in higher education for all students. For more information on the Foundation, or for additional quotes from the winners, please contact Jesyca Hope at jesyca@kscolleges.org.

ABOUT CENTRAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF KANSAS

Central Christian College of Kansas is a regionally accredited institution offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs. Central strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person – heart, mind, soul, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of study online and on ground and a thriving online program for non-traditional students.

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