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Jones named Next Generation Nonprofit Leader

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Logan Jones, senior in family studies and human services, has received a $4,500 scholarship and the title 2010 Next Generation Nonprofit Leader from American Humanics.

The leadership studies minor is interning with the United Way of the Plains in Wichita. He has participated in the School of Leadership Studies alternative spring breaks in Phoenix, Ariz., repairing housing units. He also worked in LaFollette, Tenn., building a Cumberland Trail route.

He's participated in K-State's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, worked as an after-school tutor at the Douglass Center in Manhattan, and participated in the K-State Volunteer Center of Manhattan's academic mentoring program at Wamego Elementary School.

An active member of the American Humanics Student Association, Jones has applied to enter the AmeriCorps' National Civilian Community Corps program after he graduates in December.

Underwritten by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the competitive scholarship program is for students enrolled in American Humanics programs at more than 60 colleges and universities across the country.

The Next Generation Leaders program is designed to help a racially and ethnically diverse group of students with demonstrated leadership potential complete their American Humanics certification requirements. This includes a 300-hour internship with a nonprofit organization.

K-State’s second recipient was Lyndsay Bruns, a senior in marketing.

Twenty-six K-State students in the American Humanics/nonprofit leadership focus of the leadership studies minor have now been selected as Next Generation Leaders since the program was created in 2007, according to Olivia Collins, director of K-State's American Humanics program.

American Humanics is a national alliance of colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations dedicated to preparing the next generation of nonprofit sector leaders.

This article was posted on Thursday, September 9, 2010, and is filed under Family Studies & Human Services.