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2015-2016 Class

Cheyanna Colborn

Cheyanna Colborn

Christa Deneault

Christa Deneault

Ryan Goetzmann

Ryan Goetzmann

Adam Hancock

Adam Hancock

Emily Harris

Emily Harris

Brady Heidrick

Brady Heidrick

Christa McKittrick

Christa McKittrick

Claire Newman

Claire Newman

Cody O'Brien

Cody O’Brien

Samuel Power

Samuel Power

Nicholas Scherrer

Nicholas Scherrer

Jayce Stabel

Jayce Stabel

Tucker Stykowicz

Tucker Stykowicz

Lucas Sudbeck

Lucas Sudbeck

Morganne Wiltse

Morganne Wiltse


2014 – 2015 Class

Kurtis Clawson

Kurtis Clawson

Kassie Curran

Kassie Curran

Will Longinaker

Will Longinaker

Joe Dasenbrock

Joe Dasenbrock

Thomas Einck

Thomas Einck

MaryLynn Griebel

MaryLynn Griebel

Jonathan Higgins

Jonathan Higgins

Shelby HIll

Shelby Hill

Gerald Mashange

Gerald Mashange

Mario Ortez

Mario Ortez

Laura Rogers

Laura Rogers

Brady Rundel

Brady Rundel

Nathan Stinson

Nathan Stinson

Jason Troendle

Jason Troendle

Lacey Ward

Lacey Ward

Nick Wineinger

Nick Wineinger


2013 – 2014 Class


“Since 2Marcus Brix011, I have been driven to pursue a career as a commodities market analyst.  The Center for Risk Management Education and Research at Kansas State is providing me with not only the experience, but also the network, to reach further towards that goal.”

Marcus Brix is earning his master’s degree in Agricultural Economics.


Jeff Cather“Coming into CRMER, I had taken a Commodity Futures class so I was reasonably certain I knew most of everything there is to know about agriculture risk. I was very wrong. The Center has opened my eyes to see just how much risk is involved in an agriculture company. From seeing how hedging a grain position works to learning how the risk of the reputation of your customers affects the business, CRMER has exposed us to great risk education experiences. CRMER has even taken us fellows past the agriculture industry and into other business sectors to discover more aspects of risk. I have gained much more knowledge about how risk can affect a business, and my appreciation and desire to learn more about risk has greatly increased.”

Jeff Cather is an undergraduate student in Agricultural Economics.


Kendal Clawson“By visiting businesses, I have gained an understanding on how companies look at risk and how they typically handle it. I am also learning to incorporate the qualitative aspects of risk learned thus far and put more of a quantitative analysis on them.”

Kendal Clawson earned his bachelor’s degrees in Agricultural Economics and Finance. He now works with Koch Industries.


Kellie Jackson“The Center for Risk Management Fellowship Program has exposed me to real-life scenarios, allowed me to build relationships with industry partners and given me hands-on experience in analyzing risks.  Essentially, this program adds another valuable tool to my toolbox that will inevitably enhance my future career opportunities.” 

Kellie Jackson is an undergraduate student in Agricultural Economics.


Garrett Lister“In visiting with professionals from numerous businesses and industries, I have been exposed to new ways of thinking about risk that I had not encountered previously.  This realization that risk takes on numerous diverse dimensions has been an eye opening part of this experience.”

Garrett Lister is an graduate student in Agricultural Economics.


Claire Luensman“The hands-on, dynamic learning environment of the Risk Management Center is one that you could not achieve in a typical classroom setting.”

Claire Luensmann is earning her master’s degree in Agricultural Economics.


Donald Sketchley“I’ve already gained a variety of knowledge regarding the application of risk management techniques, taken a special elective course on financial engineering and risk management, and I’ve made a few friends through the program as well!”

Donnie Sketchley is an undergraduate student in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering.


Josh Sudbeck“I have learned a lot being the primary decision maker for my own farming operation. I have to deal with multiple risks like the risk of adverse weather (hail, wind, drought), crop failure, and price risk for my crops. Figuring out the best way to deal with those risks, whether it be by buying insurance, planting certain types of hybrids, etc., is great experience for the type of work that the Center will be doing.”

Josh Sudbeck is an undergraduate student in Agricultural Economics.


Eric Zenke

“If managed appropriately, I have learned that risk is not something to be feared. Also, there are many ways to not only limit consequences of certain risks, but also allow this area to give a business a competitive advantage.”

Eric Zinke is earning his B.S. and M.S. in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering.


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