Jennifer Haake, a December graduate in FSHS, developed tremendous passion for the field when her five year old son was born with a cleft lip and palate. A hospital social worker helped guide her through the birth of her child with a craniofacial anomaly and advised her on treatment options. From that experience, she realized she wanted to be a person for individuals and families to rely on when life becomes complicated. She hopes earn a master's in social work with an emphasis in health. She was a Global campus student because her husband was in the military. She has been a volunteer with the Armed Services YMCA and the National Council on Family Relations.
Kelly Thomson, junior in nutritional sciences/pre-med with a minor in biology, hopes to become a physician upon graduating medical school and believes a nutritional background will help her counsel patients to develop healthy lifestyles. A member of the K-State women's basketball team, she has suffered two season-ending knee injuries. Finally back on the floor, she has a new sense of perseverance and confidence in her ability to overcome any obstacles life throws at her. Both on and off the court, K-State is a huge part of her story: "K-State has helped me to realize all of the potential that I have and the differences I can make in the world with my college degree."
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