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Welcome to the College of Human Ecology

In a world focused on things, we focus first on PEOPLE.

We want to welcome you to the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, whether you are a prospective student, a current K-Stater, a parent or someone who needs expertise we can provide. The mission of the college is to discover, disseminate and apply knowledge to meet basic human needs and improve the human condition. This knowledge advances professions, human services, public policy, business and industry.

College News

  • July 29, 2015

    Apparel, Textiles junior wins three top honors for alpaca designs, essay

    Aaron Simon, junior in apparel and textiles, took top honors in three categories at the recent Alpaca Owners Association competition in Denver. He placed first in design competition, received the Judge’s Choice award and was awarded Best Essay. Virginia Davis, also an apparel and textiles junior in the Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design […]

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  • July 24, 2015

    Human Ecology students awarded multitude of scholarships

    Two College of Human Ecology students were awarded national scholarships this summer. Kaitlyn Ellis, a senior in hospitality management, received a $2,500 Joe Perdue Scholarship from the Club Managers Association of America Foundation. Ellis is the first student at Kansas State University to receive the honor, according to Kevin Roberts, associate professor and director of […]

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  • July 17, 2015

    Personal financial planning student team advances to national competition

    The personal financial planning student team has advanced to the finals in the 2015 Financial Planning Challenge. The competition includes only eight teams nationwide and will be Sept. 24-28 in Boston. Team members are Mariah Bausch, Cole Foster and Hannah Rice, all seniors. The team's adviser is Ann Coulson, assistant professor in the School of […]

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  • July 10, 2015

    Dietetics, human nutrition merge into single department

    The dietetics and nutrition programs will merge into a single department this fall. The move was approved Wednesday, June 17, by the Kansas Board of Regents. "They are a logical fit because of the overlapping principles of the two disciplines. Merging nutrition and dietetics into one department will strengthen both programs to benefit our students, […]

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