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K-State textiles student wins national award

Friday, April 29, 2005

MANHATTAN -- April Hammond Bilbrey, Kansas State University senior in textiles, Larned, has been awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Textiles Award from the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists.

Bilbrey was selected for the national award based on university involvement, leadership roles and outstanding work in textile science or textile chemistry throughout her time at Kansas State University.

With the award, Bilbrey received a one-year membership to the association and two books. She also was recognized in both the association's national publication and the Web site.

Bilbrey has been an active member of K-State's chapter of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists and has been secretary of the organization for two years. Each collegiate chapter of the association nominates one student for this national award. Bilbrey was nominated for the award by Elizabeth McCullough, professor of apparel, textiles and interior design.

The award also places Bilbrey in the running for the Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists Outstanding College Graduate of the Year award, which will be announced at the international conference and exhibition this fall.

Following graduation, Bilbrey plans to enter the corporate management training program to be a distribution analyst at Payless Shoesource. She is the daughter of Wade and Julee Hammond, Larned.

This article was posted on Friday, April 29, 2005, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design.