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Colleges announces Fall 2012 Outstanding Seniors

The College of Human Ecology has named recipients of the Outstanding Senior Awards for the fall graduating class.

Here are the award winners and their programs:

Carolina Holden has been named outstanding senior in apparel design. An active member of the Apparel Marketing and Design Alliance, she placed third in the K-State Project Runway competition and was a delegate to the Johannesburg Model United National program. Volunteer activities include the Historic Costume and Textile Museum, Telefund and Habitat for Humanity. After graduation, she will be a merchandising specialist with Lee Jeans in Merriam, Ks., where she interned in textile development. She is the daughter of William Holden and Maria Dominguez-Holden of Overland Park.

Rachel Kubik, outstanding senior in apparel marketing, interned this summer with Lands’ End headquarters in Wisconsin. She is classified ad supervisor at the student publication business office and was named outstanding business office staffer of the year for 2011-12. She received honors for outstanding costumes for Les Miserables and Children of Eden at Music Theatre of Wichita. After graduation she will study toward a Master of Business Administration degree from Wichita State University. She is the daughter of Richard and Elaine Kubik of Wichita.

Katharine Roy is the outstanding senior in communication sciences and disorders. She graduates cum laude and the National Society of College Scholars Honor and has received numerous scholarships. Her volunteer work includes Autism Awareness Walk and Telefund. She is active in the Kansas State Speech-Language Hearing Association. The daughter of Corey and Gail Roy of Norton, she plans to obtain a master’s degree in speech-language pathology at K-State.

Emilee Morris has been named outstanding senior in early childhood education. She graduates magna cum laude and received a variety of academic and athletic scholarships. At Hoeflin Stone House she was an assistant teacher. In the community she was a coach for the Manhattan Cross Country Club for 3 to 12 year olds. She belongs to Phi Kappa Phi and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The daughter of Jeff and Kristin Morris of Hutchinson, she plans to attend graduate school in early childhood education and specialize in infant/toddler services or parent education.

Juliana Ramage receives the outstanding senior award in family studies and human services, Salina. A professional nurse, she graduates with a 4.0 GPA and hopes to work in the human services field in central Kansas. Volunteer work includes the hospital visitation committee at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Salina. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi honors society and was recipient of the Peine Scholarship. She is from Phoenix, Ariz.

Sarah Mullins, the outstanding senior award in family studies and human services, was a member of the K-State cheerleading team for four years and earned a varsity letter. She interned at Manhattan High School with the drug and alcohol prevention coordinator, working in the areas of school safety, understanding addiction and bully prevention. She was a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer. The daughter of Steve and Debbie Mullins, Hutchinson, hopes to work with at-risk adolescents and children.

Ryan Gardner, outstanding senior in family studies and human services, came to K-State after 5 years of active service with the Army. He joined the K-State ROTCE program where he was public affairs officer and a member of the 10-miler team that ran in Washington D.C. last year. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key. This year he has accumulated more than 150 hours of community service. He received the American Legion Scholastic Excellence Award and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Award. He graduates summa cum laude and plans to return to active duty as a 2nd lieutenant and work with flying medical or scout missions. He is from Whitehall, Wi.

Kari Christensen has been named outstanding senior in personal financial planning. She is president of the campus Financial Planning Association and was on the 2011 challenge team that tied for 2nd place in national competition. She is graduating magna cum laude. She has completed two internships, one with Waddell & Reed in Mission and another as a peer counselor with Powercat Financial Counseling. Daughter of Scott Christensen and Kelly Christensen of Wichita, she plans a career in financial planning.

Aubrey Riedel, outstanding senior in the dietetics coordinated program, graduates with secondary major in gerontology. She interned with Van Zile and Smurthwaite Dining Centers, the Kansas Department of Nutrition and Wellness and Hays Medical Center. She also worked as a certified nurse assistant at Mercy Regional Health Center and Trego County Lemke Memorial long term care facility. From Wakeeney, she plans to be a registered dietitian in foodservice management or a clinical setting. She is the daughter of Don Riedel and Anjie Gideon.

Rachel Breneman has been named outstanding senior in the dietetics didactic program. She has worked in food production and service at Van Zile Dining Center, as nutrition assistant at Mercy Regional Medical Center and as a research technician in human nutrition. She graduates summa cum laude and is a member of Kappa Omicron Nu and Alpha Sigma Lambda honor societies, and is the daughter of Mark and Alyce Breneman from Byron, Mn. After graduation, she plans to pursue a dietetic internship to complete the requirements for the registered dietitian credential.

Jessica Alexander, outstanding senior in hotel and restaurant management who graduates magna cum laude, has volunteered with Telefund, Promenade on Poyntz, Numana and the Travel and Dining Auction. A member of Phi Kappa Phi, she was active with the Club Managers Association of America student chapter and interned at Indian Hills Country Club. The daughter of David and Charlene Alexander, Wichita, she plans a career in event planning or the food and beverage industry in the Manhattan area.

Gabrielle Sims, the outstanding senior award in nutrition and kinesiology, graduates with a B.S. degree in human nutrition and one in kinesiology. She continues to study towards a Master of Science degree in kinesiology. She has received several scholarships, is in the McNair Scholars program and is a member of Kappa Omicron Nu and Phi Upsilon Omicron honor societies. She received an American Heart Association fellowship research grant to study drug treatment effects on heart failure and plans to attend medical school. She is the daughter of Glenn and Elisabeth Sims, Wichita.

Students here honored at a reception in the Leadership Studies building Friday, Dec. 7.

Prepared by Human Ecology communications

This entry was posted on Friday, December 7th, 2012 and is filed under Apparel, Textiles & Interior Design, College News, Family Studies & Human Services, Hospitality Management & Dietetics, Human Nutrition.



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