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Students in the news: March 24, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hospitality students win first

Hospitality management students won first place in the membership/marketing category of Club of the Future Competition at the World Conference on Club Management earlier this semester. Students at the conference in San Diego were seniors Bailey Miller, Robert Tibbetts and Hannah Garcia.

According to the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) website, the Club of the Future Competition challenges “students to express their visions for the future of the club industry. As club trends are ever changing, and club members needs are evolving, managers are challenged to stay a step ahead. Imagine yourself as a club manager in 5, 10, 15 years and beyond. What do you see at your club of the future?”

Christensen to be KATS delegate

Kaitlin Christensen, sophomore in athletic training, was selected to be a student delegate to the 2010-2011 Kansas Athletic Trainers Society. She and two other delegates from Kansas will take on leadership roles at the Mid-America’s Athletic Trainers Association convention in Columbia this month.

Orientation leaders tapped

Among the students selected to be orientation leaders for new students are Darren Ricketts, freshman in hotel and restaurant management; Kelley Nelson, sophomore in public health nutrition; Kenna McWhirter, freshman in human ecology, and Kelsey Flickner, senior in family studies and human services.

Haruta earns cancer research award

Akiko Haruta, senior in biology and dietetics, is one of 41 undergraduates who earned cancer research awards from K-State's Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research.

The cancer research award program was created to promote undergraduate participation in laboratory research and to encourage students to consider careers in research and medicine. Open to K-State undergraduate students interested in working in cancer-relevant laboratories, the center provides $1,000 stipends to students and $1,000 to their faculty mentors for research expenses.

Haruta will conduct the research in the mentors' laboratories during the spring semester.

This article was posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, and is filed under Family Studies & Human Services, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, Hospitality Management.