Excellence Award Recipients

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The Great Plains IDEA Cabinet is excited for the opportunity to give back to Great Plains IDEA students and assist them in achieving their academic goals.

Learn about our award winning faculty and staff

The faculty and staff who work in Great Plains IDEA are often recognized for their research and service.  Learn more in Awards & Recognition.

2022-2023 Great Plains IDEA Student Excellence Award Recipients


Hannah Adame Headshot

Hannah Adame | Family & Consumer Sciences Education

Oklahoma State University

Regan Culp Headshot

Regan Culp | Agricultural Education

Kansas State University

Tyra Franklin Headshot

Tyra Franklin | Early Care & Education for a Mobile Society

University of Missouri

Kelley Harris Headshot

Kelley Harris | Youth Development

Iowa State University

Shaojun Huang Headshot

Shaojun Huang | Family Financial Planning

Iowa State University

Autumn Laurito Headshot


Autumn Laurito | Dietetics

Oklahoma State University


Kathrine Ruyle Headshot


Kathrine Ruyle | Gerontology

Kansas State University


Mary Saunders Headshot


Mary Saunders | Youth Development

University of Missouri


Heather Topham headshot


Heather Topham | Family & Community Services

University of Missouri


Kristen Wearbon Headshot


Kristen Wearbon | Family & Community Services

University of Missouri