K-State Blue Key inducts new members

MANHATTAN -- The Kansas State University chapter of Blue Key, a nationwide honor society for college seniors, has initiated 15 new members for the 2013-14 academic year.

Blue Key is a premier honor society that recognizes college seniors at institutions of higher education for excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. Members of Kansas State University's Blue Key chapter embody the society's motto of "Serving, I Live" by providing leadership mentoring and training programs on campus and throughout the state of Kansas.

The honor society sponsors and coordinates various activities and programs at the university, including the Catalyst Self Development Experience; Quest, the freshmen honorary; ULead Leadership Consulting for college and high school students; a high school leadership conference; and the annual Leadership Appreciation reception to recognize students and organizational advisers for their leadership on campus. Blue Key also annually awards more than $15,000 in scholarships to Kansas State University undergraduates each year.

Alexis Wingerson, a horticulture major from Smith Center, is a new inductee. Wingerson has served as secretary and as student and faculty awards chairwoman for the College of Agriculture Council, and has been the Kansas FFA Association state vice-president. She has been a member of the College of Agriculture Ambassadors, Pi Alpha Xi honorary and Alpha Zeta agriculture honorary. Wingerson will serve as director of ULEAD consulting programs for Blue Key.