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Human Ecology students receive awards, scholarships

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Alex Fees, Kat Zoschke win college undergraduate research awards

The College of Human Ecology awarded Alexander Fees and Kathryn Zoschke at the first annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry competition.

Fees, a senior in nutrition and health, won the outstanding undergraduate research poster competition for Reactive Hyperemia: Consequences for Skeletal Muscle Hemodynamics, work he did with Tim Musch and David Poole, kinesiology professors

Zoschke, a senior in apparel and textiles, took first place in the creative inquiry competition for Hellish Sensation, the design she created under the supervision of Marla Day, senior curator in the Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design.

Ariel Williams receives $4,000 scholarship to pursue club management career

Ariel Williams, a senior in the hospitality management department, has received one of only four national $4,000 scholarships from the New Jersey Club Foundation.

A business minor, she has been an active member of the Club Managers Association of America, or CMAA, student chapter at K-State. She intends to use the scholarship to complete the level 1 sommelier exam and attend the 2016 CMAA World Conference in San Diego.

The New Jersey Club Foundation gives scholarships to students in accredited four-year universities who have demonstrated a sincere desire through their actions to pursue a career in Club Management.

Zenova Williams receives first Bonebrake Graduate Award

Zenova Williams, a doctoral student in marriage and family therapy, was the inaugural recipient of K-State's $2,400 Marie R. Bonebrake Graduate Award.

The award recognizes graduate students based on academic merit and financial need. The student must demonstrate excellence in research, scholarship and creative inquiry appropriate for his or her academic field.

Williams' research focuses on examining and predicting relationship quality in interracial relationships using latent growth curve model. She is studying eye movement desensitization reprocessing therapy, including monitoring brain activity to explore the effectiveness of the reprocessing therapy on reducing the symptoms of depressions. Her adviser is Joyce Baptist, associate professor in marriage and family therapy.

Serving as library ambassadors

Three students studying in the College of Human Ecology are serving two-year terms as K-State Libraries Student Ambassadors. They will be advocates and representatives for the libraries at social, cultural and recruitment activities.

They are Georgianne Gilchrist, sophomore in nutritional sciences; Ryan Krajicek, junior in biology and gerontology; and Michael Moore, junior in psychology and communication sciences and disorders.

Global Campus awards scholarships

Several College of Human Ecology students received scholarship to support their distance education at K-State. Scholarship were awarded through the K-State Global Campus.

The students are:

Kelsey Hall, master's student in youth development; Daina Bitters, senior in dietetics; Kevin West, master's student in personal financial planning; Stefanie Griffin, senior in nutrition and health; Breanna Schukar, senior in nutrition and health; Angela Schimka, junior in dietetics; Laura Adkins, senior in nutrition and health; Catherine Brown, junior in general human ecology; Lori Schrader, senior in family studies and human services; Katherine Mielitz, doctoral student in personal financial planning; Danielle Decker, junior in dietetics; and Tzippora Anne Perl, senior in dietetics.

Undergraduate gets research award

Cheyenne Becker, senior in kinesiology, has received an Undergraduate Research Award. She is one of 17 who received undergraduate research or travel awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry.

This article was posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design, College News, Family Studies & Human Services, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, Hospitality Management, Kinesiology.