Society of Bakery Women Announces 2015 KSU Scholarship Recipient at ATBI Breakfast

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, the Society of Bakery Women (SBW) awarded its 2015 scholarship to Alicia Kilian, a junior at Kansas State University majoring in baking science and management with an option in cereal chemistry.

Alicia has been active in the KSU Bake Club since her freshman year and has served as production manager, vice president and is currently the president of the Bake Club. She is a member of the Alpha Mu Grain Science Honorary Society and has received her HACCP certification. Alicia is bolstering her hands-on professional experience with internships – she was the product Development Intern for Frozen Bakery at Pepperidge Farm from January – June 2014, was a 2012 summer intern at the American Bakers Association and recently accepted a 2015 summer internship with AB Mauri.

“Alicia Kilian has a real passion for baking, has outstanding scholastic achievements and is an exceptional leader. Alicia is a very, well-rounded and exceptionally qualified recipient of the SBW Scholarship,” said Lee Sanders, SBW President.

2015 SBW scholarship recipient Alicia Kilian with President Lee Sanders at ATBI Breakfast.

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist well deserving students in their pursuit of a degree in baking science. The Society’s annual scholarship is for $1000. “SBW is excited to offer this support in the form of an annual scholarship to assist students who are on the road to becoming the baking industry’s next generation of leaders. We are especially grateful to our sponsors who assist us in making this meaningful support possible,” said Ms. Sanders.

2015 sponsors include: AB Mauri; Gold Coast Ingredients, Inc.; DSM; Lallemand; DuPont; Kudos Blends; Mother Murphy’s; Novozymes; Watson, Inc.; International Fiber Corp./Fibred Maryland, Inc.; the American Society of Baking; BakerPedia; BakerCogs, Inc. and the American Bakers Association.

“The purpose of SBW is to create a network for women in the baking industry – providing opportunities to gather, share their strategies and supply resources to help advance the position of women in the baking industry,” noted Amy Clarke, SBW Secretary. SBW members share personal and professional stories from their experiences in the baking industry and offer advice and mentoring for students entering the baking and milling industries.

SBW welcomes new members and is always seeking additional corporate sponsorship to support its activities and annual scholarship. For additional information, please contact SBW President Lee Sanders at or SBW Secretary Amy Clarke at