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College of Human Ecology

Kaitlyn Ellis to be student commencement speaker Dec. 12

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

kaitlyn ellis 250x300Kaitlyn Ellis, a senior in hospitality management, has been selected to represent her follow graduates at the College of Human Ecology commencement at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, in Bramlage Coliseum on the Kansas State University campus.

The daughter of Kevin and Pat Ellis of Overland Park, she was one of five students nationwide – and the first from K-State - to receive the Joe Perdue Scholarship from the Club Managers Association of America Foundation.

This summer she was a rotational management intern in the clubhouse at Interlachen Country Club, Minneapolis, Minn. She has completed introductory sommelier certification and plans to achieve the certified level this fall. She also hopes to become a Certified Club Manager, working in the private club industry in Kansas City.

She served as president of Sigma Kappa sorority and of the K-State chapter of Club Managers Association of America.

She has a secondary major in gerontology with minors in leadership studies, French and business administration.

At the College of Human Ecology awards celebration on Friday, Dec. 11, Ellis will receive a plaque in recognition of being student speaker.

This article was posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, and is filed under Center on Aging, College News, Hospitality Management.