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FSHS senior named Next Gen Leader

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bailey Raaf Hedstrom, senior in family studies and human services, has been named a Next Generation Nonprofit Leader.

American Humanics selected Hedstrom and three other K-State students interested in careers with nonprofit or philanthropic organizations.

The four have leadership studies minors in the American Humanics/nonprofit leadership focus offered through K-State's School of Leadership Studies.

Also honored are Katie Whitney, senior in anthropology; Richard Weerts, senior in elementary education; and Jayne Long, senior in life sciences.

Next Generation Leaders each receive a $4,500 stipend to help cover living and educational expenses while they complete an internship with a nonprofit or philanthropic organization.

She is among 94 students nationwide selected as Next Generation Leaders by a national panel of university, nonprofit and philanthropic leaders, according to Olivia Collins, director of K-State's American Humanics program.

Hedstrom's internship is with Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. Hedstrom is active in her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, where she has held three offices. She also has served as a volunteer for the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Parents As Teachers and the K-State Child Development Center. She has served as entertainment co-chair and external fundraising chair for Up 'Til Dawn.

American Humanics is a national alliance of colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations dedicated to preparing the next generation of nonprofit sector leaders. The Next Generation Nonprofit Leaders Program is supported by a $5 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

This article was posted on Thursday, January 29, 2009, and is filed under Family Studies & Human Services.