Hammond Leadership Scholarships awarded by FHSU Alumni Half Century Club

Two Fort Hays State University students have been awarded the Dr. Edward H. Hammond Leadership Scholarship from the Half Century Club for the 2015-16 academic year.

The Half Century Club started the award in 2012 with an endowed $10,000 scholarship fund recognizing his then 25 years at the helm of FHSU. The fund has grown to more than $100,000, enabling the HCC to award two $2,200 scholarships.

Michaela Sasse, Gaylord senior, is majoring in biology with a minor in leadership studies. She is on the Deans Honor Roll and is a member of the Fort Hays Honor Society, the Distinguished Scholars Program and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

She was also a 2014-15 recipient of this same award.

Sasse has been a Peer Mentor for the L3 (Live. Learn. Lead.) Learning Community, is a VIP Ambassador and has completed a leadership studies certificate curriculum.

Sasse plans to become an optometrist and practice in a rural area.

Arianne Fisher, Plainville senior, is majoring in psychology with a minor in English literature. She is on the Deans Honor Roll and is a member of the Fort Hays Honor Society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Psi Chi: National Honor Society in Psychology.

She was selected Outstanding Psychology Junior in 2013 by her department. She has served as president of the FHSU Psychology Club and of the National Alliance on Mental Illness On Campus group in addition to serving as a peer mentor in the Psych Investigates L3 Learning Community.

Fisher plans to become a clinical psychologist with an emphasis in psychological research and practice. At present, she intends to apply to the Astronaut Training Program at NASA after obtaining her doctoral degree.

The Half Century Club is an FHSU Alumni Association organization of alumni who graduated from the university 50 and more years ago.

Established in 1916, the Fort Hays State University Alumni Association serves the population of FHSU graduates by identifying needs and providing solutions. More than 60,000 graduates live throughout the United States and approximately 74 foreign countries.

For more information, contact the Alumni Office at 785-628-4430, toll free at 1-888-351-3591, or by email at alumni@fhsu.edu.

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