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Fort Hays State University
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Phone: 785-628-4303
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Meet the November 2013 Students of the Month

On-Campus Student: Brandon Taylor
Brandon is a junior from Greensburg, KS who is working toward a degree in Business Management and a Leadership Studies Certificate. He chose to get involved with the department because “leadership is going to be an important part of any job setting once (he) graduates from FHSU.” He also said, “I want to make a difference in the world and in my career field and my involvement in the department will allow me to accomplish those goals.” His favorite classes have been Leadership Concepts and Leadership Behaviors because he was able to learn about the evolution of leadership throughout history and how to apply those skills.

Brandon is involved in a number of organizations with FHSU that include: Fort Hays Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Psi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, SPURS, Up ‘til Dawn, College of Business Student Advisory Committee, Undergraduate Research Experience Committee, Student Government Association, Allocations and Appropriations Committee, Scholarship Committee, Swipe Out Hunger Food Packaging, and Tigers In Service. In addition to his involvement in on-campus activities, he enjoys reading, listening to country music, and running.

Online Student: Bailey Koerperich
Bailey is a junior majoring in Communication with a minor in Leadership Studies. After spending two years on campus she moved to New Hampshire, this is her first semester taking classes virtually. She chose to pursue a minor in Leadership when, “(she) fell in love with the professors, courses, and teaching style.” Her favorite class was Field Work in Leadership Studies because, “the 310 course offers hands on experience with the topics learned in the previous classes.” During her first two years on campus she participated in Women’s choir, intramurals, AAUW, SPURS, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Currently she works two jobs in the hopes of gaining valuable experience. In her free time she enjoys traveling, going to Baseball games, peach picking, and cooking classes. After graduating, she plans to attend FHSU for Graduate school studying Leadership.

International Student: Wang Yipeng (Fred)
Fred, a junior from Nanyang, is majoring in Organizational Leadership. When asked why he chose to major in Leadership Studies he said, “the skills I learn in this department can help me serve my classmates, my community and beyond.” His favorite class so far has been Field Work in Leadership Studies because his teacher was very patient, helpful, and encouraging. Fred is involved in the SIAS Dance Club and the Art and Literature department. Outside of school, Fred enjoys singing, dancing, reading, and hiking.

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