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October 22nd, 2020

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MANHATTAN — Diego Sanchez, Hugoton, a Kansas State University architectural engineering student in the concurrent bachelor’s and master’s degree program with an emphasis in structural engineering, has received the Gold Award, a $2,500 scholarship from the Mid-West Concrete Industry Board and Concrete Promotional Group.

Applicants for the scholarship were evaluated on potential for growth, character, leadership capacity and career interest.

Sanchez was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, moved to the U.S., is self-taught in English, and while a student in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering became a U.S. citizen in 2019.

“It is a pleasure to be awarded this scholarship that brings support and encouragement to continue my education,” Sanchez said.


“Diego has a passion to learn and do his best in everything he does,” said Kimberly Kramer, professor of architectural engineering and construction science, director of graduate studies, the G.E. Johnson Construction Science endowed chair, and Sanchez’s adviser. “He is an excellent ambassador of Kansas State University and a true joy to mentor.

“We are fortunate to have the support of the Mid-West Concrete Industry Board and Concrete Promotional Group for our architectural engineering and construction science programs,” Kramer said. “They provide speakers for classes or seminars, offer individual expertise to students needing resources for academic projects and allow us access to their concrete plants for site visits.” 

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