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K-State student committee helps prepare for All-University Open House

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

MANHATTAN -- Sixteen Kansas State University students have been named to the committee that helps plan and stage the annual All-University Open House, which this year takes place Saturday, April 19.

The open house is designed to attract and inform potential students and their families, as well as to encourage engagement between K-State and the Manhattan area, including Fort Riley. The event offers an up-close look at K-State's academic offerings and campus life, along with food, games and entertainment. The theme this year is "Let Your Spirit Run Wild."

Students serving on the All-University Open House Coordinating Committee are helping colleges organize activities for visitors and are overseeing other aspects of the open house, including entertainment and student life exhibits.

K-State students serving on the coordinating committee and their responsibilities include:

Tracy Edwards, junior in finance, Bison, public relations chair.

From Greater Kansas City: Natasha Del Rosario, senior in industrial engineering, Leawood, College of Engineering representative; Christina Pyle, senior in marketing, Lenexa, College of Business Administration representative; Michelle Evanoff, senior in dietetics, College of Human Ecology representative, and Ann Virgo, junior in marketing, entertainment co-chair; both of Overland Park; and Annalisa Hapke, senior in social studies education, Stilwell, College of Education representative.

Allison Mense, senior in pre-professional secondary education, Hoxie, student coordinator; Donnie Hampton, junior in management, Leavenworth, entertainment co-chair; Sally Ebright, third-year interior architecture and product design student, Lyons, College of Architecture, Planning and Design representative; William Service, senior in chemical engineering, Manhattan, College of Engineering representative; Christina Mason, senior in English education, McPherson, College of Education representative; Tyler Axman, sophomore in food science and industry, Olmitz, student life exhibits chair; Andrea Vonfeldt, sophomore in communication sciences and disorders, Wamego, special events chair; and Luke Finley, senior in speech, Winchester, College of Arts and Sciences representative.

From out of state: Catherine West, senior in dietetics, Rolla, Mo., College of Human Ecology representative; and Shelby Haag, junior in agricultural communications and journalism, Bartley, Neb., College of Agriculture representative.

Source: Emily Lehning, 785-532-6237, lehning@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Andy Badeker, 785-532-6415,

This article was posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2008, and is filed under College News, Hospitality Management.