Seth Kastle, instructor of leadership studies at Fort Hays State University has been selected as a 2016 Tillman Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation.

Kastle received the award for his passion for civic engagement and incorporation of service learning in the classroom. A U.S. Army veteran, Kastle believes heavily in the idea of ‘service-before-self’ and applies it to his teaching.

“The Department of Leadership Studies is so proud of Seth for his work at FHSU, in the military and veterans’ programs around the country,” said Dr. Jill Arensdorf, chair of the Department of Leadership Studies.

“He is an integral faculty member, and we are thrilled that he has been presented this opportunity,” she said.

The foundation was created in 2004 and offers academic scholarships to military veterans and their spouses.

“The scholars chosen show extraordinary academic and leadership potential, a true sense of vocation, and a deep commitment to create positive change through their work in the fields of medicine, law, business, education and the arts,” reads the foundation’s website.

Kastle’s profile can be viewed at