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Jessica Pope named "outstanding senior"

Friday, April 17, 2009

Jessica PopeJessica Pope, hotel and restaurant management, has been named 2009 outstanding graduating senior.

Pope is one of 14 students recognized for contributions to student life at K-State. Students are nominated by directors and staff members involved with the various student life services. Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, made the final selections.

The Pittsburg student has been a member of the Union Program Council, Mortar Board senior honor society, Travel and Dining Auction Committee, and a small group leader for Introduction to Leadership.

"My leadership experiences have taught me how to work with, for and alongside others," she said. "Through these events and interactions, I have learned the importance of generosity, humility, creativity and passion."

Pope's future plans include serving an internship abroad, and to eventually work for a convention and visitors bureau.

Others named are:

  • Mark Meier, animal sciences and industry
  • Madison Loeb, political science and pre-law
  • Brett Beier, management and marketing
  • Kara Bowman, kinesiology
  • Kathryn Fraser, professional pilot
  • Lydia Peele, secondary education
  • Jennifer Bantham, elementary education
  • Brett Eakin, management
  • Katherine Beye, political science
  • Sheila Ellis, print journalism
  • Joseph Revell, aviation maintenance
  • Taylor Symons, communication studies
  • Careem Gladney, finance

This article was posted on Friday, April 17, 2009, and is filed under Hospitality Management.