Kansas State University will receive two Great Plains Region awards from the University Continuing Education Association at the association's annual joint Great Plains-Mid-America Conference, Oct. 15-17, in Kansas City, Mo. Lanita McGee, senior in the K-State distance education dietetics bachelor's degree program, Fairfield, Ohio, will be awarded the Outstanding Distance Education Student Award. Receiving the Non-Credit Program Award from the association will be VetByes, a series of asynchronous seminars covering many areas of veterinary medicine and training. Earlier this year, McGee was the first distance education student to win an Extraordinary Student Award from K-State. She also was featured in the K-State Division of Continuing Education's distance student newsletter, The Leading Edge. "Lanita has overcome physical challenges that would have stopped even the most resilient person from pursuing higher education," said Sue Maes, interim dean of Continuing Education at K-State. "I have worked with thousands of students in the last 24 years at K-State and Lanita stands out as the most remarkable, inspiring and extraordinary one of all," said Sharon Morcos, instructor of human nutrition at K-State and McGee's mentor. VetBytes offers constant access to online seminars in veterinary medicine and training, provides a certificate of completion suitable for submission for licensure and offers continuing education contact hours upon completion of each seminar. "VetBytes has filled a niche for veterinarians, breeders, researchers and industry personnel who need to stay current and accredited," Maes said. "Currently, individuals from 21 states are learning online through VetBytes." The VetBytes staff includes Linda Johnson, Marci Ritter and Kent Nelson of the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine. More information on VetBytes is available at http://www.vet.ksu.edu/CE/vetbytes247.htm "K-State is extremely honored to be recognized for both the Outstanding Distance Education Student and the Non-Credit Program awards," Maes said.
Source: Kansas State University