Name pronouncer guide

Below is a name pronunciation guide for various faculty, staff and administrators at K-State. Can't find a name pronunciation on the list? Email media@k-state.edu for help. 

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last namelast name pronouncerfirst namefirst name pronouncer
ABENDAWE-BENDSTEVE 
ADAMEAH-DOM-meYVONNE 
ADHIKARIA-DEE-KA-REEKOUSHIKKO-OO-SHIK
ADITYAVARMANADI-TEE-YA-VAR-MANRYADIRI-YA-DEE
AHEARNUh-HURN  
AL-RAWIa-RRAH-weeANISa-NEES
ANAHNSOONTAESOON-TAY
ARAMOUNIARE-AH-MOON-IEFADIFAH-DEE
ARMBRUSTARM-BROOSTLAURA 
ARORAA-ROAR-AHADITIAH-DEET-AY
BACKBACKKI-JOONKEE-JUNE
BAGLADI-SWANSONbag-LAH-deeMARY 
BASELBAH-ZUHLMATTHEW 
BEEBEBEE-BEEMARIA 
BELEWBa-looKARA 
BEN-ARIEHBen-Uh-REE-uhDAVID 
BEYERBY'-urSCOTT 
BHANDARIBhan-dar-eeAlokAh-loke
BLAIRrhymes with dareJOHN 
BLANKENAUBLANK-en-awWILLIAM 
BLECHABLEK-UHFRANK 
BOECKMANBECK-manLINDSEY 
BONDS-RAACKEBONDS RACK-KEYJENNIFER 
BORCHERSBOR-chursVICKY 
BORGERELLIBOR-GA-RE-LEEMicheleMA-KAY-LEE
BRAZEALBruh-ZEELLeANN 
BRINTONbrin-tunSAM 
CAICH-EYE or CHAIGEORGE 
CALCARACAL-CAR-AHJAMES 
CARRINGTON ORIONOh-RY-in
CHAVEZ Mirtamur-tah
CHENGAPPACHIN-GAH-PAHM.M. 
CHOLICKCHAH-lickFRED 
COETZEEcould-zee-AYHANS 
COCKEsounds like "Cock"Charles 
CRADDOLPHKRA-DAWLFROLAND 
DATTADAY-TUHSaugataSau-ga-tah
DeBRESDee-BRAYKAREN 
DeGROATDUH-GROTE (rhymes with BOAT)LT. COL. ARTHUR 
DeLOACHDEE-low-chSCOTT 
DENELLduh-nellROBIN 
DEWWRFFdoo-URFMACKENZIEMuh-KEN-zee
DHUYVETTERDOO-vetturKEVIN 
DIENGJIINGGORGUISgore-gee
DISSANAYAKEdis-ahn-eye-UH-kuhSUNANDAsoo-NAHN-duh
DOLLsounds like "dole"GAYLE 
DORHOUTDoor-hautPETER 
DURTSCHI Durt-chee JARED 
DZEWALTOWSKIJEY-ull-tau-skeeDAVID 
EBADIEE-BOD-EEYARrhymes with JAR
EHIEA-hee or Aay-heeIKE 
EISELEINEYES-lineGREG 
ELSASSEREL-SIZERJAN 
ESMAEILYess-mileyASAD uh-sod
FOERSTERFORE-STERBERNDBURNED
FRANKEFRANK-EEJIM 
FRITCHENFRITCH'-inDAVID 
GALITZERGAL-IT-ZURRSTEVEN 
GAUGHANGONEKATHY 
GENEREUXGEN-UH-ROOBILL 
GHOSHGOSHDEBARCHANADEB-UR-CHAH-NAH
GILESJILESERIN 
GNADNADDAVID 
GOETSCHrhymes with CATCHLORI 
GOOSSENGOH-sinCARMELITA 
GYURCSIKGURR-SICKNANCY 
HAARrhymes with CarSHERRY 
HARAHAR-ahHIROSHIHer-OH-she
HARTNETTHART-NETDAVID 
HAUBHOBBMARK 
HAYDERHAY-DERRASHEEDRAH-SHEED
HETTIARACHCHI HETTIA-RAW-CHEE GANGAGONE-GA
HIGHAMHIY'-amROBIN 
HOSNIHAHS-NEEMO 
HOSSAINHO-STANEMUSTAQUEMOO-STOCK
HOWARD THIRKELLETHUR-KELL
HSU"shoe"William 
HUAHWAHDUYDEWEY
HURRELBRINKHURL-BRINKDAVID 
IKEDAI-KAY-DUHYOSHIROYO-SHEER-OH
IMBODYIM'-bahdyERIKA 
INGRISANOIn-GREE-sanoMELISSA 
JANIJah-neeVIBHARAVRIVib-ha-var-ee
JANKEyon-keeRHONDA 
JANKOWIAKyan-KOH-vee-akMAJKAMY-kuh, like "Micah"
JANKOWIAKyan-KOH-vee-akRYSZARDris-ZARD
JIANGrhymes with SANGHONGXINGHONG rhymes with LONG, XING sounds like Zing
JOERNRhymes with TURNANTHONY 
JUMPPONENJum-PONE-enARIAre-ee
KAFFCALFMARILYN 
KANOSTKUH-NOST (rhymes with TOAST)MICHAEL 
KAPILKUH-PEELSANJAYSAWN-JAY
KATZsounds like "cats"JULIE 
KAUPCow-pMIGETTEMih-JETT
KAUPCOW-PMIGETTEmih-JETT
KIEFERKEE-FUHRSTEPHEN 
KINGERY-PAGEKING-er-ree PAGEKATIE 
KISANGANIkiss-uhn-GAHN-eeEMIZETEMM-iz-ett
KLABUNDEKLUH-BUN-DEEKENNETH 
KNACKENDOFFELken-awk-in-daw-full OR (Can-KNOCK-in-daw-full)ANN 
KNUPPNUPPDAN 
KOELLIKERKELL-UH-CURJAMES 
KREMERCREAMERLILLIAN 
KRSTICCHRIS-TICKVLADIMIR 
KUHLMANCOOL-MUHNDENNIS 
KUHNrhymes with MOONWILLIAM 
KULCSARpronounced like "culture"LASZLO 
KWONrhymes with "swan"JUNEHEEJune-he
LAFLINlaff-linSHELIE 
LILLICHLIL-ickJAMES 
LUHRSLOORZVICTORIA 
MAmawWENJUNWHEN-june
MAATTAMATT-aERIC 
MAGETTEMA-JETKRISTIN 
MAGINNISMA-GYN-NISJOHN 
MALEKZADEHMuh-LEX-ah-dayALI 
MARCUSmarr-kussDANIEL 
MARSTONmarr-stunRICHARD 
MELGAREJOmel-ga-RE-hoTONATIUHTone-a-too
MICHELsounds like "Michelle"KRISTINsounds like "Christine"
McELWAINMAC-el-waynSCOTT 
MLADENOVMa-La-de-Noff NATALIE 
MOEDERMAY-durLARRY 
MONTELONEMAWN-TEL-OWNBETH 
MONTEIRO-RIVIERE MAWN-TEAR-O-RIV-EE-EARNancy 
MROZEKmm-ROW-zikDONduh-ON
MURRELLsounds like muralTHADDEUSTHAD'-dee-uhs
MUTHUKRISHNANmoo-thoo-KRISH-nawnSUBARATNAM 
NAGARAJAnah-gah-rah-jahT.G. 
NAJJARNah-jarYACOUBYah-coob
NARAYANANNuh-ryan-unSANJEEVSahn-jeev
NELLrhymes with TELLPHILIP 
NELLISrhymes with TRELLISDUANE 
NGUYENWINANNELISE 
NGUYENWINJOHN 
NICOLAYSENNi-coh-LAY'-sinKIRSTENKEAR (rhymes with ear) - stin
NICOLAYSENNICK-OH-LAY-SENKRISTENKUR-STEN
NORDYKEnor-DYKKELSEY 
OEHMEOH-meeFRED 
ORTIZOAR-TEEZVINCENT 
OTTENHEIMEROTT (rhymes with bought)-ENN-HIME-URR  
OTTENHEIMERAUGHT-EN-HIME-ERMARTIN 
PAHWAPAWUHANILUN-NILL
PASLAYPAZ-lee(Name of engineering professorship) 
PAULlike the first name PaulBIMALBEE-MALL
PEAIRSPEE-r-sRHONDALYNRAWN-da-lyn
PEIpayZJ 
PERICpear-ichDUNJAdoon-yah
PIERZYNSKIPier-zinn-skiGARY 
PLIAKONIPLEE-UH-CON-EE ELENIELLEN-EE
PREJEANPRE-ZHONHELEN 
PRINSrhymes with FINSHERALD 
RAMASWAMYrahm-uh-SWAH-meeSONNY 
RATRARa-thraBHARATBa-rath
REBELLORAH-BELL-OSANJAYSAN rhymes with man, JAY
REECKReek (like smells bad)GERALD 
REMIGREM-IGGVALENTINA 
RENBERGREN-BURGWALTER 
REZACREE-ZACKMARY 
RICHTRicktJUERGEN/JürgenYUR-gen
RIEGELREE'-gulMATT 
RIVERAREE-VER-AHMADAIMUH-DIE
RIVIERERIV-EE-EARJIM 
ROELOFS JEROENyou-ROON
ROMANISZYNROW-MA-NI-SHUNMICHAEL 
ROMANOSCHIROMAN-OFF-SKISTEFANSTEFF-EHA
ROSCHEROE-SHAYRYAN 
ROUSHROWSHJAMES 
ROUSHRAUWSHJAMES 
ROWLETTROE-LETTJANE 
NAZARINIA-ROYNaz-ah-ree-nee-ahRUDABEHRude-ah-bay
RUZICKAROO-ZISKAMARK 
SACHSSACKSDAVID 
SAUCIERSahs-ee-URDONALD 
SAUERSOW-ur (like sour) KEVIN 
SCHAAKESHAH'-keeSCOTT 
SCHAFERSHAY'-furDUSTIN 
SCHAPAUGHSHAY-pawWILLIAM 
SCHARMANNSHAR-MENLARRY 
SCHERMERHORNSURE-MUR-HORNTHOMAS 
SCHIERLMANSHURL'-minDIXIE 
SCHLAGECKSHLAH-jik (rhymes with logic)KATHRINE 
SCHROEDERSHROW-DURRTED 
SCHUMMrhymes with RUMWALTER 
SCHUMMSHUM (rhymes with rum)WALTER 
SEIBS-EYE-BPAUL 
SHANTEAUShan-TOH'JAMES 
SHEUSHOECHWENlike Schwinn, but rhymes with WHEN
SHULTISrhymes with PULL-KISSKENNETH 
SIMMONDSSIMM rhymes with SWIMGAIL 
SMRIGASmree-guhWilliam "Bill" 
SPOHNSpahnRYAN 
STOLWYKstall-wickADRIENNE 
SUBRAMANAMSOO-BRA-MAN-YAMBHADRIRAJUBAA-DRI-RAA-JOO
SULEIMANSOO-LUH-MUHNMICHAEL 
SZOSZKIEWICZSHOSH-kuh-vitzROBERT 
TALABTA-labROSEMARY 
TOKACHToe-cashMIKE 
TOKUHIROtoke-uh-HEROAKIRAuh-keer-uh
TOYIN YAHAYATOY-inya-HIGH-yaABDULRASAKab-DOOL-rah-SAHK
TROSTTRAHSTSTEWART 
TUMMALATOO-muh-luhKRISHNAKRISH-nuh
UNEKISyoo-NEE-kisJOSEPH 
UNGERUHN'-gurELIZABETH 
VALDOVINOSval-doh-VEE-nohsSUSANA 
VAN DER MERWEFON DER MUR-VUHDEONRhymes with neon
VAN ZHUVEN-ZOOKUNQUEEN
VANIERVUH-NEERMARTY 
VENNUMvenomAMBERam-BURR
VERSCHELDENVur-SHEL-denCIASEE-uh
VON TOERNETORN-AECKHARD 
WANGWongXUEMINShwuh-meen
WANGrhymes with FANGYOUQIYo-chee
WASSMUTHVas-moothBIRGITBeer-get
WEFALDWE-fahldJON 
WEIXELMANWECHS-UHL-MUNNMINDY 
WILDEWill-DEEGERALD 
WOERMANwar-manMATT 
YUNKYUHNKRAY 
ZABELZAY-BULMARY KAY 
ZHANGChangNAIQIAN Nei-Chein
ZHUZooKUN YANCoon-yawn
ZOLKIEWSKAZol-quool-skughANNAOn-uh
ZOLKIEWSKIZol-koo-skeeMICHALMykuhl (Michael)
ZOLLMANZOLE-MUNDEAN 
ZWEIMILLERZwhy-mill-erLANNIE