At-Risk Paraprofessional/Behavior Interventionist for Williams Elementary Student Resource Teacher for YWCA Founder and President of Fire Breathing Silverbacks Counselor for Clarence M. Kelley Juvenile Center Authentic Ambitious Motivated Best advice…

laura burton


Public Education Coordinator for YWCA Topeka Bachelors of Political Scieece from Washburn University Activist  Resourceful Feminist Heroes: My heroes are women and men throughout history who have worked towards gender…



Science Teacher at Shawnee Heights High School Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education; Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Kansas Encouraging Passionate  Driven Heroes: Teachers….

christie appelhanz


Vice President of Public Affairs for Kansas Action for Children Bachelors of Science in Journalism and Masters in Global and International Studies from the University of Kansas Kinetic Resilient Jayhawk…

City of Topeka Year-End Review Jim Colson

City of Topeka Year-End Review

Jim Colson has completed year one as the City Manager of Topeka. TK had a chance to check in with him to discusses 2013 and his plans for the future….

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Top Ten Restaurants

Top Ten Restaurants Six Washburn University Leadership Institute students/food critics were tasked with determining the top 10 restaurants in Topeka. They started by determining the top 20 restaurants of Topeka…

Restaurant Critics

Top Ten Restaurants Critics

DANIEL MING Hometown: Tecumseh, KS Year at Washburn: Sophomore Major: Undecided Minors: Music and Leadership Career Goal: Unsure Favorite Restaurant: “My favorite restaurant was Kiku's. It had the best food,…

Rich Drinon

Resolving Conflict

By Rich Drinon, M.A. Conflict is a natural part of working and living with others. Sometimes conflict is positive, bringing to light different ideas, strategies and methods for conducting business….

Looking Good And Feeling Good

NO MATTER WHAT YOUR SIZE! No matter the dress size, every woman has personal body issues that make her uncomfortable. Popular culture doesn’t help these issues. Celebrities and models are…

Keys to Sponsorship Success Tom Hickman

Keys to Sponsorship Success

By Tom Hickman Getting the Sponsorship Proposal Right The total value of sponsorships sold in North America will be right at $20 billion in 2013 and the rate of increase…