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Blue Key selects new members for 2006-2007

Thursday, May 11, 2006

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's chapter of Blue Key, a national college senior honor society, has selected new members for the 2006-2007 school year.

Blue Key honors students for balanced and all-around excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. Eligibility is based on leadership in student life, high scholastic achievement, service to others, citizenship and adherence to principles.

New Blue Key members at K-State are:

Laura Krueger, junior in accounting, Augusta, has served as a member of the College of Business Ambassadors, Rho Lambda honorary, American Humanics Student Association and as the chapter president of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She has received academic honors and multiple scholarships. Mary Ludwig, junior in history, Beloit, has served as a student senator; instructor for enhanced university experience; All-University Open House chair; Student Alumni Board member; new member educator for Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority; and member of Phi Kappa Phi honorary. She is the recipient of multiple scholarships.

Lindsey Altwegg, senior in agribusiness, Chapman, has served as membership coordinator for Alpha Zeta honorary; financial vice president, parliamentarian, rituals chair and song leader for Gamma Phi Beta sorority; and technology information assistant for Kansas Farm Management Association. She has received multiple academic honors and scholarships.

Melissa Hildebrand, junior in agricultural communications and journalism, Junction City, has served as a member of the Student Alumni Board, Kansas State University Student Foundation, Silver Key sophomore honorary, Student Governing Association and Kansas FIFE Association. She also has served as a College of Agriculture senator and ambassador, co-editor of the "Agriculturist" and Chimes junior honorary service chair. She has received multiple academic honors.

Justine Sterling, junior in agricultural communications and journalism, Kiowa, has served as national vice president for the National FFA Organization, president of the Student Alumni Board, College of Agriculture ambassador, coordinator for the Kansas FFA convention, Chi Omega sorority member and K-State Women's Glee Club member. She has received multiple academic honors and scholarships.

Patricia Rodriguez, junior in agribusiness, Liberal, has served as a member of the K-State Honor Council, Hispanic American Leadership Organization, Ag Council and Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences. She also served as vice president of Multicultural Ambassadors and secretary of the Student Governing Association. She has received multiple scholarships.

Erin Shea Larson, senior in communication sciences and disorders, Scandia, has served as a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority convention awards committee; All-University Open House student life exhibit and core committees; College of Human Ecology ambassador; Order of Omega; Chimes junior honorary; Silver Key sophomore honorary; Kansas State Student Speech, Language, Hearing Association; Kappa Omicron Nu honorary; and Rho Lambda honorary. She has served as Panhellenic Executive Council representative and Union Program Council Executive Board special events co-chair. She has received academic honors and multiple scholarships.

Kyle Kohman, junior in mechanical engineering, Solomon, has served as Engineering Honors Task Force member; president of Silver Key sophomore honorary; Chimes junior honorary member; and vice president of new member education and recruitment for Delta Upsilon fraternity. He is also a K-State Foundation Scholar.

Amanda Barrett, junior in human ecology and mass communications, Topeka, has served as Wildcat Warm-up student director and counselor, member of K-State Christian Challenge, and member, alumna and most inspirational new member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at Drury University. She is a member of Kappa Omicron Nu honor society. She has received scholarships from K-State and earned academic honors while at student at Drury University.

Matthew Woerman, senior in mechanical engineering, Topeka, has served as associate justice for the Student Governing Association's Student Review Board; vice president of loss prevention and of scholarship, senior council judicial board member, environmental chair, secretary and pledge class vice president for Delta Upsilon fraternity; and vice president of student events, Telefund chairman, Legacy Lecture chair and scholarship co-chair for the K-State Student Foundation. He has received multiple scholarships and honors.

Mary Geiger, junior in agricultural communications and journalism, Troy, has served as a member of Kansas FFA Association, Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, K-State new student orientation and enrollment staff, Student Governing Association, College of Agriculture AgREPS, Student Alumni Board and Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She has aided with the Roger Reitz Kansas Senate campaign and the governor's agriculture tour. She also has received multiple scholarships.

William LaChance, senior in education-social studies, Wamego, has served as the Alpha Company 1st Sergeant and Battalion staff officer for K-State Army ROTC; research coordinator for a doctoral student; and Commander of Cadets for I-635 Armor Battalion of the Army National Guard in Manhattan. He has received Army National Guard and Brett Allison scholarships, and has been named a distinguished military student.

Matthew King, senior in political science, Wichita, has served as chair of the Student Governing Association's governmental relations committee, College of Arts and Sciences student senator and Student Alumni Board vice president. He also has served as a member of the SafeRide advisory committee, university committee on governmental relations, Phi Kappa Phi honorary, Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Chimes junior honorary, Silver Key sophomore honorary and Amnesty International chapter treasurer. King has received multiple scholarships and academic honors.

Ashley Smit, senior in biology, Wichita, has served as Kappa Alpha Theta sorority ritualist; ambassador for the Student Alumni Board; College of Arts and Sciences ambassador; music instructor/assistant section leader for the K-State Marching Band; reception service chair for Sigma Alpha Iota honorary; Division on Ministries with Young People Jurisdiction Rep for United Methodist Campus Ministries; and campus representative for Friends of International Programs. She also has received academic honors and multiple scholarships.

Emily Besler, senior in political science, Evergreen, Colo., has served as Student Senate vice chair; diversity programming committee chair; student affairs and social services chair; College of Arts and Sciences student senator; Student Alumni Board member; professional development chair for the Kansas State University Student Foundation; and formal recruitment chair for Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Besler is a member of Silver Key sophomore honorary and has received other academic honors and scholarships.

This article was posted on Thursday, May 11, 2006, and is filed under Family Studies & Human Services.