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Student from Wilson receives K-State College of Human Ecology's Sego award

Thursday, April 5, 2007

MANHATTAN -- Theresa Kasper, Wilson, has been selected to receive the R. Jean Sego Commencement Award from Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology.

Kasper, a bachelor's degree candidate in personal financial planning, will address the graduating class at the college's commencement ceremony Saturday, May 12, in Bramlage Coliseum. She was selected for the honor based on her leadership; participation and service in the college and the community; her professional potential; and academic achievement.

"Theresa Kasper epitomizes the best of our dedicated, hard-working students," said Virginia Moxley, dean of the College of Human Ecology. "We will be proud to call her an alum."

A member of K-State's National Collegiate Financial Planning Team, Kasper helped establish Invest-a-Cats and has been published in two professional journals. She was a member of the Human Ecology Council, president of Future Financial Planners and a member of the K-State Student Senate, representing the College of Human Ecology. She also is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and a 2003 graduate of Wilson High School.

"Human Ecology students will be making a difference in people's lives," she said.

Kasper wants to be a positive force, too. After graduating from K-State, she plans to attend Washburn University School of Law and pursue a career in family law. An internship with a financial planning group made Kasper realize that she wants to affect family finances through the legal system.

News release prepared by: Jane Marshall, 785-532-1519, jpm2@k-state.edu

This article was posted on Thursday, April 5, 2007, and is filed under Family Studies & Human Services.