COLBY -- Kansas State University recently recognized Colby Community College Transfer and Advising Specialist Jade Inlow for her work with CCC transfer students.

In the Fireside Lounge on Colby's campus, KSU representatives presented Inlow with the Transfer Partner Educator's Choice Award at a surprise ceremony with CCC coworkers.

"Helping students navigate the transfer process and prepare for their future career is such a fun and rewarding process to be a part of," she said.

Inlow was nominated by a member of the K-State community for her dedication to the success of transfer students. As the recipient, Inlow will receive funding to attend K-State's 2024 Transfer Summit in Manhattan as well as a $1,000 educator choice scholarship award to be given to a CCC student planning to transfer to K-State.

"Jade is an incredible resource to have at Colby Community College," Inlow's nominator said. "Every time I am there, she never fails to show kindness and comes to find me to see how I am doing. She makes sure to be informed of any updates with K-State that can help her better serve her students. Jade is very proactive in reaching out when questions arise with transferring and is always looking for opportunities to partner with K-State."

Inlow is in her sixth year as the transfer and advising specialist in Student Support Services, a grant-funded program that serves students who are either first-generation (neither parent holds a bachelor's degree), meet federal income guidelines, or have a documented learning or physical disability. Previously, she served two years in the financial aid office.

Her bachelor's degree in business administration is from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, and she obtained a master's in business education from Emporia State University. Outside of work, she enjoys rodeo competition in barrel racing and breakaway roping events.