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K-State graduating senior from Clay Center receives College of Human Ecology's R. Jean Sego award

Tuesday, May 3, 2005

MANHATTAN -- Liza Dunn, a May 2005 bachelor's candidate in apparel design, Clay Center, is the Kansas State University College of Human Ecology's spring 2005 R. Jean Sego Commencement Award winner.

The award recognizes a student in the college who displays academic excellence and leadership ability. As the award recipient, Dunn will be a featured speaker at the college's commencement ceremony at 4:15 p.m., Saturday, May 14. The topic of her presentation will be imagination.

"As college students embarking on a new adventure, we need to remember our dreams and realize our own potential by having a vivid imagination and the heart to pursue it," Dunn said.

Dunn has been a member of the apparel interest group, Apparel Marketing and Design Alliance, and helped to coordinate the group's fashion show during K-State's recent All-University Open House. She was a member of the Human Ecology Council, serving as reporter and as president. She spent summer 2004 in London on an internship for Fake London, a clothing design company, where she coordinated production for sweaters and helped design sweatshirts for the spring and summer collection.

Dunn is a member of Kappa Omicron Nu, the national honor society for human sciences; and Blue Key, an international honor society for seniors. She has been a mentor to three freshman students in Quest, K-State's freshman honor society. She also was a three-year ambassador with K-State's leadership studies and programs, serving as education chair for two years and president for one year.

She is the daughter of Gayle and Lynette Dunn and a 2001 graduate of Clay Center Community High School.

This article was posted on Tuesday, May 3, 2005, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design.