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  • December 7, 2017

    College of Human Ecology announces outstanding senior awards

    The College of Human Ecology is proud to recognize the 2017 Fall Commencement outstanding senior award winners. This year’s outstanding senior award winners were nominated by faculty and staff within each of their respective programs. Three different award categories are available. The Engagement Award is given to a graduating senior(s) who has made exemplary contributions […]

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  • November 9, 2017

    Human Ecology names Fall Commencement Speakers

    The College of Human Ecology has named their student and guest commencement speakers for the upcoming Fall Commencement ceremony on December 9, 2017. Jake Lofquist, senior in kinesiology, has been selected as the student commencement speaker. Lofquist is from Overland Park, KS. He is a member of Pre-Physical Therapy club and served as their Service […]

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  • September 28, 2017

    Koochel selected as 2017 AFCPE Outstanding Symposium Poster Award Winner

    Emily Koochel, doctoral student in applied family science, was selected as the 2017 Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education’s (AFCPE) Outstanding Symposium Poster Award Winner for her proposal titled Financial Transparency Scale Development. To increase the capacity to study the role of finances in the marital relationship, Koochel developed the Financial Transparency Scale (FTS) […]

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  • September 26, 2017

    Mitzi Lauderdale awarded grant from Social Security Administration

    Mitzi Lauderdale, doctoral student in personal financial planning, has been awarded a grant from The Social Security Administration’s Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program. Lauderdale’s project, titled Work transitions among Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients nearing retirement: Employer accommodations, private insurance, and individuals with […]

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  • August 29, 2017

    Personal Financial Planning Senior Receives TD Ameritrade Scholarship

    Nolan Keim, senior in personal financial planning, was awarded one of 12 NextGen RIA Scholarships from TD Ameritrade. The NextGen RIA (Registered Investment Advisors) Scholarship is valued at $5,000 and is awarded to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in personal financial planning. “Winning this scholarship has given me great confidence going forward, which will help […]

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  • June 26, 2017

    Melissa Wilmarth, Sarah Asebedo and Martin Seay

    Personal financial planning faculty awarded at the American Council on Consumer Interests annual conference

    Several faculty and students from the personal financial planning program attended the American Council on Consumer Interests annual conference April 21-23, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The American Council on Consumer Interests, or ACCI, focuses on enhancing the well-being of consumers and family economics through promoting educational programs and policy relevant research. The annual conference is […]

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  • May 11, 2017

    Personal financial planning undergraduates win Edward Jones challenge

    K-State students in George Belin's PFP482, Investments II course participated in a challenge set forth by Edward Jones, an investment company. Edward Jones is piloting a program out of its St. Louis office and because of K-State connections, wanted personal financial planning students at the university to take on the challenge. Belin's class includes eight […]

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  • May 9, 2017

    College of Human Ecology recognizes outstanding seniors and commencement speaker

    The College of Human Ecology is proud to honor our outstanding seniors Friday, May 12, at an awards ceremony in the Kansas State Student Union. Dean John Buckwalter, Assistant Dean Shawna Jordan and Assistant Dean Karen Pence will recognize the outstanding seniors, mentoring program graduates, bestow honor cords and honor program completion certificates, and pay tribute to […]

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  • March 9, 2017

    Personal Financial Planning program to host Career Connection event March 10

    The Personal Financial Planning Program in the College of Human Ecology will host a Career Connection event from 9:30-11:45 a.m. Friday, March 10, at the K-State Alumni Center. Fifteen financial planning firms will be in attendance seeking to hire interns and full-time positions in locations across the country. All students are welcome to attend regardless of whether […]

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  • March 3, 2017

    Personal financial planning faculty and student win best paper award

    Stuart Heckman, assistant professor of personal financial planning, and Benjamin Strother, doctoral student, won the Northwestern Mutual Best Paper Award in insurance and risk management at the 2017 Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines Feb. 7-9. Their paper, "The financial impact and duration of disability across the lifespan," explores the effects of […]

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