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K-State Blue Key members selected for 2007-2008

Friday, April 27, 2007

MANHATTAN - Kansas State University's chapter of Blue Key, a national college senior honor society, has selected its new members for the 2007-2008 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 and citizenship. The honorary sponsors and coordinates various activities and programs at K-State, including the Catalyst Self Development Experience; Quest,the freshman honorary; Peer Leadership Consulting; and an annual high school leadership conference and leadership appreciation reception.

New K-State Blue Key members are:

Daniel Ochs, senior in elementary education, Bennington, has served as the assistant director of Camp SWAT summer day camp; Chimes publication chair; Kansas National Educators Association Student Program; and a third-grade basketball coach. He is also a PILOTS peer assistant in psychology, helping students with course work and study skills to become independent learners. Ochs is a Putnam and a Dane G. Hansen scholar.

Clint Blaes, senior in agricultural communications and journalism and agricultural economics, Cherryvale, has served as president of FarmHouse fraternity; vice president of administration for the College of Agricultural Ambassadors; and as a student senator. He also has been an editor for the College of Agriculture's Agriculturist magazine.

Michael Rohr, senior in marketing, Derby, has served as risk management officer and social chair for Alpha Tau Omega fraternity; vice president of membership for Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity; and After School Program facilitator at Pawnee Mental Health Services. He also is a Kansas State University Foundation Scholar.

Matt Wagner, senior in management information systems, El Dorado, is K-State's student body president. He has served as a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, Student Alumni Board, K-State Student Foundation, K-State Men's Glee Club and the Student Governing Association.

Vincent Hofer, junior in agribusiness, Franklin, has served as president of the Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business Club; vice president of the National Agri-Marketing Association; and a member of the Frontier Farm Credit student board of directors. He also has served as the youth minister leader at St. Thomas More Catholic Church and liturgical minister at St. Isidore's Catholic Student Center.

Jenna Kennedy, senior in microbiology and premedicine, Hoxie, is a 2007 Truman Scholar. She has served as president of Chimes junior honorary; vice president of Silver Key sophomore honorary; a member of Quest, the freshman honorary; and advisory board co-chair of the K-State PROUD Campaign. She also is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Scholar, Flint Hills Community Clinic volunteer and a member of St. Isidore's Catholic Student Center.

Rachael Barnett, junior in communication sciences and disorders, Hutchinson, has served as chaplain and philanthropy chair of Alpha Xi Delta sorority; Panhellenic Council director of recruitment; head of the Student Alumni Board's Wildcats Forever committee; operations chair of Leadership Studies and Programs Ambassadors; and director of Wildcat Warm-Up.

Sharita Lacey, junior in animal sciences and industry, Kincaid, has served as scholarship chair of Alpha of Clovia Scholarship House; a member of Agricultural Ambassadors; vice president of development for the Student Alumni Board; 2005-2006 vice president of the Kansas State FFA; and an American Royal Scholarship Ambassador. She also has served as a program assistant for the Riley County Farm Bureau Association and Farm Safety and Just Kids Kansas Outreach coordinator.

Sarah Devlin, senior in biochemistry and premedicine, Manhattan, has been a member of the Student Alumni Board; director of judicial affairs and vice president for Panhellenic Council; Silver Key sophomore honorary member; Chimes junior honorary member; and member of Quest, the freshman honorary. She is a Putnam Scholar, American Physiology Society Summer 2007 Fellow and member of Phi Beta Kappa honorary.

Andrew Ellis, senior in political science, Overland Park, has served as a K-State Student Foundation member, Student Alumni Board member, Delta Upsilon fraternity member and a K-State Ambassador. He also has been a member of Chimes, the junior honorary, and Silver Key, the sophomore honorary.

Lauren Luhrs, senior in human ecology and mass communications, Overland Park, has served as philanthropy and public relations chair for Alpha Delta Pi sorority; secretary for Student Alumni Board; selections chair for Johnson County Ambassadors; and a member of Mortar Board senior honorary, Chimes junior honorary, Silver Key sophomore honorary and Quest freshman honorary. She is a Putnam Scholar and Robert C. Lewis Sophomore Leadership Award winner.

Matt Woodward, junior in finance, Overland Park, has served as professional development chair of the K-State Student Foundation; vice president of Beta Theta Pi fraternity; College of Business Administration senator for Student Governing Association; and a member of the Business Council and Student Finance Association. He is a Bradley C. Heyka Memorial Scholarship winner.

Nicholas Piper, senior in financial management, Shawnee, has served as chair of the Allocations Committee for the Student Governing Association; vice president of Phi Kappa Phi honor society; Senior Send-off chair for the Student Alumni Board; a member of Johnson County Ambassadors; Rugby Club member; and Sky Diving Club member. He also has received multiple academic scholarships.

Kevin Phillips, senior in speech and pre-law, Spring Hill, has served as president of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. He was a member of the K-State speech team and the Student Governing Association's Student Review Board. He also is a member of the Lambda Pi Eta communication studies honor society.

Joseph Vossen, senior in political science, Tecumseh, has been recruitment chair, new member educator and public relations director of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity; attorney general for the Student Governing Association; co-chair of the K-State PROUD Campaign; vice president of development and president of the Student Alumni Board; and as a K-State orientation leader. He also has received multiple scholarships.

Annie Dwyer, junior in political science and public relations, Wichita, has been executive vice president of Alpha Delta Pi sorority; a College of Arts and Sciences senator for the Student Governing Association; and a member of Order of Omega and the College of Arts and Sciences Council.

Source: Justine Sterling, 913-205-0531, justines@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Adam Holste, 785-532-6415, media@k-state.edu

This article was posted on Friday, April 27, 2007, and is filed under Family Studies & Human Services.