Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes alumni for achievements in their careers, leadership in their communities, and their support of K-State and the College of Human Ecology. To be considered for this award, the recipient must have demonstrated significant achievements in his or her chosen career or in community service. Recipients also make contributions and provide leadership in community affairs, organizational and service groups.
2018 Recipient: Mary Anne Trickle
Mary Anne Trickle received her bachelor’s degree in Home Economics Education in 1963 and her master’s degree in Secondary School Administration in 1976 from Kansas State. Following her graduation, she began her teaching career with Salina USD #305 at Salina Junior High School South, teaching home economics.
In 1970, Salina USD #305 opened a new high school, Salina High School South and Trickle was appointed the home economics department chair. Through time the department would later be named human ecology and later family and consumer science. She served as the department chair and as an instructor until her retirement from teaching in 2000.
After departing the school, Trickle continued to make an impact on the school system by running for the USD #305 school board. She was re-elected to the board in 2005, 2009 and 2013. She served as president of the board for two terms.
While serving on the school board, she was chosen as the Region V Vice-President of the Kansas Association of School Boards and was inducted into the Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame in Dodge City, KS.
Trickle is an active member of her community. She are her husband, Kenneth Trickle, a former teacher and Kansas State graduate, reside in Salina.