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More scholarships, student leadership roles announced

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

College of Human Ecology students at Kansas State University have been selected for scholarships and leadership roles.

Honors recently announced include:

Plum receives Blue Key scholarship

Anna Plum, junior in family studies and human services, has been awarded the Roy C. Langford Memorial Scholarship from the K-State chapter of Blue Key senior honorary.

Dharnidharka gets Rotary scholarship

Prerana Dharnidharka, India, is one of five students at Kansas State University earning International Graduate Student Scholarships from the Konza and Manhattan Rotary clubs. Dharnidharka is completing a doctorate in family studies and human services with an emphasis marriage and family therapy.

This annual $500 scholarship is awarded to graduate students based on academic achievement, the benefit of graduate training to their country and financial need.

Knox essay earns scholarship

Rachel Knox, a senior in interior design pursuing a secondary major in gerontology, received a $1,000 scholarship from the International Interior Design Association's Wilsonart Essay Competition.

In her winning essay, she shared her experience at Atlas Carpet for the association's Student Mentoring Week.

After graduation, Knox plans to become a licensed interior designer and has accepted a job with Yaeger Architecture in Overland Park.

Taylor, Garcia named McNair Scholars; Falcon honored

Loren Taylor, family studies and human services, and Emmanuel Garcia, kinesiology, are among the new McNair Scholars at K-State.

The McNair program, part of a U. S. Department of Education Trio grant, is designed to prepare talented undergraduates for graduate study. Scholars participate in research under the leadership of a faculty mentor.

Honored at a recent scholars recognition event was Isaac Falcon, who recently earned a Master of Science in family studies and human services.

Silver Key taps six

Recently tapped as new members of Silver Key, the sophomore leadership honorary, are:

Taylor Thompson, kinesiology and pre-occupational therapy; Paloma Roman, athletic training; Hanna Massey, nutritional sciences; Hannah Carlgren, communication sciences and disorders; Taylor Gnagi, family studies and human services; and Angeliki Hitchcock, nutritional sciences and pre-medicine.

Two will be Union ambassadors

Two human ecology students will serve as 2015-2016 ambassadors for the K-State Student Union. They are Saren Hobelmann, senior in nutrition and kinesiology, and Isabel Miller, junior in family studies and human services.

Student Union executive board named

The newly selected members of the 2015-2016 Executive Board for the K-State Student Union will plan more than 150 events for the next school year. Funded by student privilege fees, the council of student volunteers provides social, cultural, educational and recreational activities in the union and around campus.

Board members include:

Mandy Simons, junior in hospitality management, Multicultural Committee co-chair; Laura Apel, sophomore in hospitality management, Films Committee co-chair; Abigail Krstulic, junior in hospitality management, Arts Committee co-chair; Laura Blaine, junior in hospitality management, vice president for operations; Kayla Shore, sophomore in nutrition, After Hours Committee co-chair; Lauren Rockhold, sophomore in nutrition, After Hours Committee co-chair; Lauren Sokolosky, junior in family studies, Campus Outreach Committee co-chair; and Charlsie Fowler, sophomore in apparel design, Arts Committee co-chair.

This article was posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design, Family Studies & Human Services, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, Hospitality Management, Kinesiology.