Student Spotlight: Keith Whitcomb


Keith Whitcomb is a recent graduate of K-State with a M.S. in Adult and Continuing Education and graduate certificate in Leadership Dynamics. As the focus of a recent “student spotlight” article published in the May 2017 edition of G.I. Jobs magazine, he speaks to the impact of the program for him. “In addition to having a credential in leadership, this program has given me a deeper understanding of current and leading theories in leadership, emotional intelligence and the importance of “soft skills” within an organization, which really end up being the most critical – regardless of organization.” We are proud to have Keith as an alumnus of this program and grateful for his service to our country.

Click the link below to download a pdf of the article.

Whitcomb – GI Jobs Article

Learning While Serving (2017, May) G.I. Jobs,

Introducing K-State online Master’s degree in Adult and Continuing Education

The Adult Education faculty are moving their dynamic face-to-face master’s program to an online format.  Courses will still be offered face-to-face in locations throughout the state of Kansas.  However, the educational formats are changing and the faculty want to give students an online opportunity as well.  We believe this format will reach a wider audience and we will be able to assist more people.

When the average person on the street is asked, “what is adult education?” Many respond that it is something to do with adult basic education or education after college.  Actually, the field of adult education is very broad.  It really involves any programs that are designed for the adult population. In their 2007 book, The Profession and Practice of Adult Education, Merriam & Brockett defined adult education as “Activities intentionally designed for the purpose of bringing about learning among those whose age, social roles, or self-perception define them as adults” (p.8).  If you can situate your professional or volunteer activities within that definition, then this is the degree program for you.  Contact us at