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2016 Scholarship Winner

 Eric Janes with Kevin Harden, Managing Partner

Eric Janes with Kevin Harden, Managing Partner

GastingerWalker& is pleased to announce that Eric Janes, 5th year architecture student at Kansas State University, has been selected as the recipient of the firm’s 2016 scholarship. This year marks the 25th anniversary of GastingerWalker&’s Scholarship program. 

The scholarship was established to commemorate the firm’s 10th anniversary in 1991 and assist a fifth-year architecture student in financial need with first semester’s tuition, books and supplies for the academic year. GastingerWalker& has given over $50,000 in scholarship money since the program’s inception in 1991. The 2016 scholarship was available to a Missouri, Kansas or Arkansas residents attending the fall fifth year architecture program at Kansas State University. In 2017, the scholarship will go to a student at the University of Kansas and it will rotate between the three states thereafter. The  scholarship for 2016 will be $2,000. The following students have been recipients of the scholarship over the past twenty five years:

  • 1991 William J. Kahmann, Kansas State University
  • 1992 Robert H. Waters, Kansas State University
  • 1993 Michael Rehg, University of Arkansas
  • 1994 Darren Ray Adkisson, Kansas State University
  • 1995 Trudy Rae Faulkner, University of Kansas
  • 1996 Natalie Schuessler, Kansas State University
  • 1997 Matthew Gearheart, University of Kansas
  • 1998 Aaron Smith, University of Kansas
  • 1999 Kami Kincaid, University of Kansas
  • 2000 Katie Griffiths, University of Kansas
  • 2001 Andrew Scott Maass, University of Kansas
  • 2002 Michelle Doty, Kansas State University
  • 2003 Melissa Brown, University of Kansas
  • 2004 Kelli White, Kansas State University
  • 2005 Enjoli Dixon, University of Kansas
  • 2006 Heather Moorehead, Kansas State University
  • 2007 Devin Norton, University of Kansas
  • 2008 Mark J. Long, Kansas State University
  • 2009 Algonquinn Tolbert, University of Kansas
  • 2010 Reid Mason, University of Missouri
  • 2011 Kasey Miller, University of Kansas
  • 2012 Sandi Lam, Kansas State University
  • 2013 Ken Grothman, University of Kansas
  • 2014 Josh Broadway, Kansas State University
  • 2014 Rachel Grodon, Kansas State University
  • 2015 Christopher Crawford, University of Kansas
  • 2016 Eric Janes, Kansas State University


Two out of the twenty five students who have been awarded the scholarship are currently part of the GastingerWalker& team. Melissa Brown, AIA, LEED AP was awarded the scholarship in 2003 and has been with the firm since 2011 and Matt Gearheart, Associate AIA received the scholarship in 1997 and has been with the firm since 1998.

 Melissa Brown, 2003 Scholarship Winner, Senior Associate

Melissa Brown, 2003 Scholarship Winner, Senior Associate

 Matt Gearheart, 1997 Scholarship Winner, Associate

Matt Gearheart, 1997 Scholarship Winner, Associate