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
ADHIKARIA-DEE-KA-REEKOUSHIKKO-OO-SHIK
ADITYAVARMANADI-TEE-YA-VAR-MANRYADIRI-YA-DEE
AHEARNUh-HURN  
ARAMOUNIARE-AH-MOON-IEFADIFAH-DEE
ARASUAHH-ra-sooPREMAPRAY-mah
ARMBRUSTARM-BROOSTLAURA 
BAGLADI-SWANSONbag-LAH-deeMARY 
BASELBAH-ZUHLMATTHEW 
BEEBEBEE-BEEMARIA 
BEN-ARIEHBen-Uh-REE-uhDAVID 
BEYERBY'-urSCOTT 
BLAIRrhymes with dareJOHN 
BLANKENAUBLANK-en-awWILLIAM 
BLECHABLEK-UHFRANK 
BOSSMANNbose-MONSTEFANste-FON
BROYLES-GONZÁLEZbroy-LESSYOLANDA 
CALDAScal-DASMARTHA SMITH 
CHAKRABARTIchalk-RA-bar-teeAMITah-MIT
CHAVEZ Mirtamur-tah
CHENGAPPACHIN-GAH-PAHM.M. 
CHOLICKCHAH-lickFRED 
CHOMACHO-maKIMATHIKee-MA-thee
DATTADAY-TUHSaugataSau-ga-tah
DeGROATDUH-GROTE (rhymes with BOAT)LT. COL. ARTHUR 
DeLOACHDEE-low-chSCOTT 
DENELLduh-nellROBIN 
DHUYVETTERDOO-vetturKEVIN 
DISSANAYAKEdis-ahn-eye-UH-kuhSUNANDAsoo-NAHN-duh
DOLLsounds like "Dole"GAYLE 
DORHOUTDoor-hautPETER 
DURTSCHI Durt-chee JARED 
DZEWALTOWSKIJEY-ull-tau-skeeDAVID 
EHIEA-hee or Aay-heeIKE 
EISELEINEYES-lineGREG 
ELSASSEREL-SIZERJAN 
ESMAEILYess-mileyASAD uh-sod
FRANKEFRANK-EEJIM 
FRITCHENFRITCH'-inDAVID 
GENEREUXGEN-UH-ROOBILL 
GLYMOURGLEE-moreBRUCE 
GOETSCHrhymes with CATCHLORI 
HAARrhymes with CarSHERRY 
HARTNETTHART-NETDAVID 
HAUBHOBBMARK 
HAYDERHAY-DERRASHEEDRAH-SHEED
HETTIARACHCHI HETTIA-RAW-CHEE GANGAGONE-GA
HOSNIHAHS-NEEMO 
HOSSAINHO-SANEMUSTAQUEMOO-STOCK
HSU"shoe"William 
HUAHWAHDUYDEWEY
IKEDAI-KAY-DUHYOSHIROYO-SHEER-OH
IMBODYIM'-bahdyERIKA 
JANIJah-neeVIBHARAVRIVib-ha-var-ee
JANKEyon-keeRHONDA 
JANKOWIAKyan-KOH-vee-akRYSZARDris-ZARD
JIANGrhymes with SANGHONGXINGHONG rhymes with LONG, XING sounds like Zing
JINGINCHENGChang
JOERNRhymes with TURNANTHONY 
JUMPPONENJum-PONE-enARIAre-ee
KAFFCALFMARILYN 
KANOSTKUH-NOST (rhymes with TOAST)MICHAEL 
KAUPCOW-PMIGETTEmih-JETT
KIEFERKEE-FUHRSTEPHEN 
KINGERY-PAGEKING-er-ree PAGEKATIE 
KISANGANIkiss-uhn-GAHN-eeEMIZETEMM-iz-ett
KLEBBAKLEB-uhPhillip 
KNACKENDOFFELken-awk-in-daw-full OR (Can-KNOCK-in-daw-full)ANN 
KRSTICCHRIS-TICKVLADIMIR 
KUHNrhymes with MOONWILLIAM 
KULCSARpronounced like "culture"LASZLO 
KWONrhymes with "swan"JUNEHEEJune-he
LAFLINlaff-linSHELIE 
LILLICHLIL-ickJAMES 
MAmawWENJUNWHEN-june
MAATTAMOTT-uhERIC 
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
MUTHUKRISHNANmoo-thoo-KRISH-nawnSUBARATNAM 
NAGARAJAnah-gah-rah-jahT.G. 
NARAYANANNuh-ryan-unSANJEEVSahn-jeev
NELLrhymes with TELLPHILIP 
NGUYENWINANNELISE 
ORTIZOAR-TEEZVINCENT 
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
PRINSrhymes with FINSHERALD 
RATRARa-thraBHARATBa-rath
REBELLORAH-BELL-OSANJAYSAN rhymes with man, JAY
REECKReek (like smells bad)GERALD 
REMIGREM-IGGVALENTINA 
RENBERGREN-BURGWALTER 
REZACREE-ZACKMARY 
RICHTRicktJUERGEN/JürgenYUR-gen
RIVERAREE-VER-AHMADAIMUH-DIE
RIVIERERIV-EE-EARJIM 
ROELOFS JEROENyou-ROON
ROUSHRAUWSHJAMES 
NAZARINIA-ROYNaz-ah-ree-nee-ahRUDABEHRude-ah-bay
SACHSSACKSDAVID 
SAUCIERSahs-ee-URDONALD 
SAUERSOW-ur (like sour) KEVIN 
SCHAAKESHAH'-keeSCOTT 
SCHAPAUGHSHAY-pawWILLIAM 
SCHERMERHORNSURE-MUR-HORNTHOMAS 
SCHIERLMANSHURL'-minDIXIE 
SCHLAGECKSHLAH-jik (rhymes with logic)KATHRINE 
SCHROEDERSHROW-DURRTED 
SCHUMMSHUM (rhymes with rum)WALTER 
SHEUSHOECHWENlike Schwinn, but rhymes with WHEN
SHULTISrhymes with PULL-KISSKENNETH 
SMRIGASmree-guhWilliam "Bill" 
SUBRAMANAMSOO-BRA-MAN-YAMBHADRIRAJUBAA-DRI-RAA-JOO
SZOSZKIEWICZSHOSH-kuh-vitzROBERT 
TALABTA-labROSEMARY 
TOKACHToe-cashMIKE 
TOYIN YAHAYATOY-inya-HIGH-yaABDULRASAKab-DOOL-rah-SAHK
VALDOVINOSval-doh-VEE-nohsSUSANA 
VAN DER MERWEFON DER MUR-VUHDEONRhymes with neon
VANIERVUH-NEERMARTY 
VENNUMvenomAMBERam-BURR
WANGrhymes with FANGYOUQIYo-chee
WASSMUTHVas-moothBIRGITBeer-get
WEIXELMANWECHS-UHL-MUNNMINDY 
YUNKYUHNKRAY 
ZHANGChangNAIQIAN Nei-Chein
ZHUZooKUN YANCoon-yawn
ZOLKIEWSKAZol-quool-skughANNAOn-uh
ZOLKIEWSKIZol-koo-skeeMICHALMykuhl (Michael)
ZOLLMANZOLE-MUNDEAN