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Meet the Scholars 2016-17

  • Rachel Guillot
  • Megan Rust
  • Kaylie Towles
  • Brianna Schuck
  • Taylor Hanus
  • Marisol Regalado



Rachel Guillot

As the VALUE program's first fully-virtual scholar, Rachel Guillot joins us from Salina, Kansas. She is a junior majoring in Organizational Leadership. Rachel joined VALUE as a way of being intentional in her development as a leader; she was intrigued by the idea of spending a year with a mentor and delving deeply into a large project. She is also looking forward to the cohort experience and learning from her fellow VALUE scholars. In her free time, she enjoys reading historical mysteries, getting creative in the kitchen, attending plays at her community theatre, traveling, and working on her newly-created non-profit, Be Kind Salina.

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Megan Rust

Megan Rust is a sophomore majoring in Organizational Leadership from Leavenworth, Kansas. After receiving her degree, she hopes to become a commissioned missionary with the United Methodist Church. Megan joined the VALUE program to challenge herself both academically and as a leader in an environment that would challenge and support her. In her free time, Megan enjoys volunteering with her church, watching British crime shows with her mom, shooting with her dad, and taking pictures of her three beautiful cat babies.

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Kaylie Towles

Kaylie Towles, originally from Wichita, Kansas, is a season senior in her fifth year at Fort Hays State University. Majoring in Organizational Leadership, she hopes to work with a non-profit organization in the future; she has a passion for service and wishes to always give back to the community. Kaylie joined to VALUE program to apply the content covered in her leadership classes and benefit the common good. She has been involved in various organizations and feels the VALUE program will give her the opportunity to challenge her skills and leadership styles for the professional world. Because she has a very busy schedule, she makes time to make memories with friends and relax any chance I get. She also loves to craft, sleep, and travel.

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Brianne Schuck

Joining Fort Hays State University from Harvard, Nebraska, Brianna Schuck is a senior double-majoring in Organizational Leadership and Biology. Brianna has no definitive plans as far as careers go at this time, but she knows that she wants to wake up in the morning excited to go to work! She joined VALUE to challenge herself, and to perform research about leadership on her own terms. She sees this as an opportunity to push herself out of her comfort zone, and make a change for the common good while impacting those around me in a positive manner. In her free time, she enjoys fishing and being outside, spending time with friends and family, watching One Tree Hill, and going to Husker sporting events any chance she gets.

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Taylor Hanus

Originally from Salina, Kansas, junior Taylor Hanus is majoring in Organizational Leadership, and minoring in psychology and sociology at Fort Hays State University. Taylor joined the VALUE program to try something new and to potentially achieve earning her internship credits early. In her free time (after she has completed her homework) she watches Netflix with her friends, or listens to her roommate clap along to the theme song of "Friends."

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Marisol Regalado

Hailing from Liberal, Kansas, Marisol Regalado is a senior majoring in Organizational Leadership and minoring in Spanish. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue graduate school and then work with an international corporation, preferably in Spain. Her ultimate career goal is to work for Google. Marisol joined VALUE to challenge herself to discover what she is truly capable of. Depending on the day, you'll find Marisol watching Gilmore Girls or Grey's Anatomy, spending time with friends and family, or traveling. She also longs to cook much more than she currently does; on the rare occasions she does cook, it's definitely delicious!

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