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19 named Outstanding Seniors

Friday, June 3, 2011

Nineteen students, selected for their academic achievement, professional potential leadership, participation and service, have been named Outstanding Seniors in the College of Human Ecology for 2011.

Each was nominated by their professors. They were honored at a pre-graduation ceremony Friday, May 13.

From the Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design:

Alexandra Flint

Dean Moxley presents outstanding senior award to Alexandra Flint

  • Caroline Zoe Waggoner, apparel design and production, won first place in the national Little Black Dress design competition and has designed and created costumes for the K-State dance department. She volunteers in the community and is associate technical designer at GTM in Manhattan. She is from Hutchison.
  • Alexandra Flint, apparel marketing, interned at Studio PR in New York last summer. She is active in the Apparel Marketing and Design Alliance and Sigma Alpha Lambda where she worked on community service projects. She minored in leadership studies and business. She is from Topeka.
  • Yolanda Guyton, interior design, worked with a team of students with the provost to evaluate and redesign her office. She is president of K-State’s Emerging Green Builders and has served as co-chair of the annual ID Student Symposium. She is from Junction City.

From the School of Family Studies and Human Services:

  • Lindsey Pacey, communication sciences and disorders, is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Alpha Lambda honor societies. She has worked with Brain Gym at Meadowlark Nursing Home and spent spring break this year on a mission trip to El Salvador. She also built homes with Habitat for Humanity and taught skiing to children at Keystone, Colorado. She is from Beloit.
  • Emma Denner, early childhood education, helped plan the K-State Fair Trade Marketplace for four years and was coordinator of the Ten Thousand Villages Marketplace for two. She is a preschool student teacher at Stone House, was in the honors program and studied at Universite’ Jean Monnet in France. She is from Manhattan.
  • Kelsie Ball, family studies and human services, was president of the student alumni board and the Human Ecology Council and was a member of Mortar Board, Chimes, Silver Key and Quest honorary societies. Volunteer work includes Relay for Life, Adopt a family, and K-State Proud campaign. She hopes to attend nursing school and specialize in midwifery or geriatrics. She is from Eureka.
  • Kelsi Hinz, family studies and human services, has completed a certificate in conflict resolution. She has served as Human Ecology Ambassador, volunteered for Court Appointed Special Advocates and is an intern with Fort Riley Child, Youth and School Services. She has received a scholarship to attend the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and plans to become an attorney-mediator for families. She is from Emporia.
  • Mary Cox, personal financial planning, is a peer financial counselor at Powercat Financial Counseling, was active in the Kansas 4-H program and studied Spanish in Ecuador. She received the 4-year Robert J. Dole Public Service and other scholarships. She is from Linwood.

From the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics:

Juan Carlos Mendoza

Dean Moxley presents award to Juan Carlos Mendoza

  • Kyleen Krehbiel, dietetics coordinated program, got a B.S. in public health nutrition in 2010. She has a clinical dietetics internship at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, was a dietetics internship with Extension last summer and volunteered with the American Diabetes Association Camp Discovery. She hopes to pursue a career in child nutrition. She is from Wichita.
  • Anna Binder, dietetics didactic program, has worked as a fitness and physical therapy technician, intern at American Diabetes Association Camp and dietary aid at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Center. She is a Human Ecology student ambassador and president of Golden Key International Honor Society. She will be a dietetic internship this fall at St. Francis Medical Center in Illinois and hopes to work with log-income mothers and children. She is from Emporia.
  • Juan Carlos Mendoza, hotel and restaurant management, received numerous scholarship and spent spring semester studying at the University of Hertfordshire in England. He has been active in the Hospitality Management Society and the National Restaurant Association conference in Chicago. He is from Garden City.
  • Bailey Miller, hotel and restaurant management, served as president of the Club Managers Association of American Student chapter when the K-Staters won two major awards. She has interned at country clubs in Milwaukee and Overland Park and studied abroad in Italy, Greece and Turkey. She is from Maple Hill.

From the Department of Human Nutrition:

Anna Zeigler

Anna Zeigler

  • Casey Hiller, athletic training, served two years as president of the K-State athletic training student organization and was a mentor to other students. She has worked with athletic trainers in K-State athletics programs and was recognized an outstanding athletic training student in Kansas. She is from Olathe.
  • Jennie L. Kutschka is completing three degrees: nutrition, kinesiology and dietetics. She is the recipient of numerous scholarships and has been involved with the Fruit of the Fight Club, student dietetics club and other groups on and off campus. She plans to attend Southern College of Optometry in Memphis after graduation. She is from Salina.
  • Brittany Ganzer, nutritional sciences, plans to attend nursing school after graduation. She was patient advocacy chairperson for Up Till Dawn, was a member of the pre-health panel in the college and received a variety of scholarships including KSU Foundation Scholar award. She is from Wichita.
  • Anna Zeigler, nutritional sciences, was a Putnam scholar, a Nancy Landon Kassebaum scholar and student leader in numerous campus philanthropic groups. She was co-chair of K-State PROUD and vice president of the student alumni board. She volunteered at Mercy Regional Health Center and Flint Hills Community Clinic. She plans to attend medical school at the University of Kansas. She is from Overland Park.
  • Casey McCaw, public health and nutrition, plans to become a physician’s assistant. She is a certified nurse’s aide and has volunteered with the Red Cross Blood Drive and Flint Hills Breadbasket. She is a Putnam scholar and member of Kappa Omicron Nu from Columbia, Mo.

From general human ecology:

Kristin Gleason

Kristin Gleason

  • Kristin Gleason, family and consumer sciences education, is a members of several academic honorary societies. She was a summer Extension intern and has accepted a family and consumer sciences teaching position in Kismet-Plains, Kansas. She is from St. John.
  • Rebecca Strong, general human ecology, has been an Extension intern at Ft. Riley’s Operation Military Kids, Arm Family Team Building instructor, Cub Scout den leader and Family Readiness group leader. She has received numerous scholarships. Her professional goal is to support military families. She will attend graduate school in Family Studies and Human Services here. She is from Washington State.

This article was posted on Friday, June 3, 2011, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design, Family Studies & Human Services, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, Hospitality Management.