melissa

MELISSA JARBOE, 34

Executive Director of the Jamie Jarboe Foundation—Military Veteran Project Dedicated   Compassionate   Selfless Hero: My husband, SSG Jamie Jarboe, taught me the true meaning of selfless sacrifice.  When I…

zach haney

ZACH HANEY, 18

Owner and Operator of Carnival Guy Party Rentals and Teens Taking Action, Inc. Shawnee Heights High School 3 Words to Describe Yourself: Philanthropist Entrepreneur Agent of Change Best advice received: …

carrie greenwood

CARRIE GREENWOOD, 30

Program Coordinator for Kansas Youth Empowerment Academy State Coordinator for Ms. Wheelchair Kansas Associate of Applied Science in Design Technology from Washburn University Christian Caring Driven Hero: My mom is…

jayme

JAYME GREEN, 37

Corporal for Topeka Police Department Worship Leader for Central Park Christian Church Bachelors of Liberal Arts from Iowa State University Honorable Determined Imperfect Hero: My Grandpa, Max Dougherty, was everything…

brandon

BRANDON EVANS, 26

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

LAURA BURTON, 30

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…

stacie

STACIE BORJON, 36

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

CHRISTIE APPELHANZ, 38

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…