David Holliday received the 2015 College of Agriculture Distinguished Alumnus Award on May 2 for his commitment to agriculture, his community, Kansas State University, and contributions to society through education.
While at K-State, Holliday received a Bachelor of Science in agriculture as well as a Master of Science in agricultural education.
Over the last 22 years as an agricultural educator at Rock Creek Junior Senior High School, Holliday has influenced approximately 1,700 future agricultural leaders and consumers. In his tenure, Holliday has helped to develop numerous Career Development Event winners, District and State FFA Officers, and State and American Degree recipients.
Holliday has also contributed to the Department of Communications and Agricultural Education by serving as the External Advisory Committee chair and mentoring 10 K-State student teachers since 1999. In 2012, he was recognized by the College of Education as the Distinguished Cooperating Teacher of the Year.
His accomplishments affected countless young people in their career paths to agriculture and agricultural education. Holliday truly deserves of the College of Agriculture Distinguished Alumni Award.