Kansas State University


Department of Agricultural Economics

Two new students join the QUEST for excellence

A program helping young leaders engage with other leaders has two new members from the agricultural economics program.  Freshmen Emily Zwick of Wichita, KS, and Del Adcock of Assumption, IL, were formally inducted into the Honorary Quest program this fall.  The Quest initiative pairs freshmen with seniors from the Blue Key honorary society to help them experience a deeper level of engagement with the community.

Emily Zwick says she applied to the program and underwent an extensive interview

Emily Zwick
Emily Zwick

process before being inducted into Quest.  The new members were treated to a visit to Dr. Bosco’s house and then a retreat with Blue Key seniors who shared their experiences with the university.  Zwick says one of the benefits of membership within Quest is meeting new students from other departments

.Zwick says, “It’s nice because you actually get to know people and developing relationships and friendships.”




Del Adcock believes the Quest program allows him the opportunity to get a better

Del Adcock
Del Adcock

understanding of the inner workings of the university and work with other students to make a difference in the community.  Adcock appreciates the opportunity to engage with the other students in the years ahead to broaden his experience at the university.

Adcock says, “It’s just fun to go along for the ride and see what’s coming in the future.”


The inductees were recently treated with a meet and greet with the Kansas State University basketball team, and a sneak peek into the new rowing center facility on the north end of campus.  Quest is sponsored by ConocoPhillips.  For more information about the program you can visit the program here: https://www.k-state.edu/bluekey/activities/Quest.html.