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Bell Helicopter’s Mitch Snyder Selected as K-State Alumni Fellow

By Staff Writer | April 23, 2015


Bell Helicopter’s Mitch Snyder, executive vice president of global military business, has been selected as a 2015 Alumni Fellow for the Kansas State University College of Engineering. Snyder is a 1983 graduate of K-State and has served on the Bell Helicopter executive leadership team since April of 2011.

Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter

“Mitch was selected as a K-State Alumni Fellow based on his high level of professional accomplishment and distinguished service throughout his career in the aerospace industry,” said Andrea Bryant Gladin, K-State Alumni Association director of alumni programs and organizer of the Alumni Fellows program.

In his current role, Snyder leads the Bell Helicopter Military Business organization and is responsible for providing strategic direction, overall management and performance for all government programs. Prior to his current assignment, he was Vice President, Program Director for the V-22 program where he was responsible for Bell Helicopter’s commitments for the design, development, production and sustainment of the V-22.

Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter

The K-State Alumni Fellows Program, sponsored by the Deans Council, the President’s Office and the Alumni Association, recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers. Since 1983, the program has brought successful alumni back to campus to meet with students and faculty and share their expertise in the classroom and at informal settings.

Fellows are chosen by each college to return as distinguished guests and as mentors, friends and counselors. They are honored in recognition of the ultimate measure of a university – not curricula, facilities or programs, but the quality of its alumni. Snyder visited the Kansas State university campus, spoke with Engineering students and participated in guest lectures.

To download pictures of Snyder addressing Engineering students at K-State, visit this link.

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