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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. 

For a list of K-State experts, visit the media guide to find bios and areas of expertise. 

Last nameLast name pronouncerFirst nameFirst name pronouncer
ADEAH-deeCARL 
ADITYAVARMANADI-TEE-YA-VAR-MANRYADIRI-YA-DEE
AHEARNUh-HURN  
AKHUNOVawk-HOO-NAHVEDUARDED-WARD
AMAMAAH-MOM-MAHPLACIDUS 
AMAMCHARLAAH-MOM-CHAR-LAJAYENDRAJAY-EN-DRUH
ARAMOUNIARE-AH-MOON-IEFADIFAH-DEE
ARYALar-REE-yallSANTOSHSAN-tosh
BAGLADI-SWANSONbag-LAH-deeMARY 
BEEBEBEE-BEEMARIA 
BEN-ARIEHBen-Uh-REE-uhDAVID 
BEYERBY'-urSCOTT 
BLAIRrhymes with dareJOHN 
BLANKENAUBLANK-en-awWILLIAM 
BLECHABLEK-UHFRANK 
BOSSMANNbose-MONSTEFANste-FON
BURNENHEIDEburn-HIDE-eeBRADLEY 
CALDAScal-DASMARTHA SMITH 
CATELLANOSCAHS-tah-la-noseCARLOS 
CHAKRABARTIchalk-RA-bar-teeAMITah-MIT
CHANGCHANGKYEONG-OKKEY-ong Oak
CHAVEZ Mirtamur-tah
CHENGAPPACHIN-GAH-PAHM.M. 
CHOMACHO-maKIMATHIKee-MA-thee
CIFTCISIFT-seeSABRIWaw-bree
COETZEECOULD-SEEHANS 
CUSHSHONKUH-SHAWNALEXIS 
DATTADAY-TUHSaugataSau-ga-tah
DeGROATDUH-GROTE (rhymes with BOAT)LT. COL. ARTHUR 
DeLOACHDEE-low-chSCOTT 
DISSANAYAKEdis-ahn-eye-UH-kuhSUNANDAsoo-NAHN-duh
DOLLsounds like "Dole"GAYLE 
DORHOUTDoor-hautPETER 
DURTSCHI Durt-chee JARED 
EHIEA-hee or Aay-heeIKE 
EISELEINEYES-lineGREG 
ELSASSEREL-SIZERJAN 
ESHARESH-ARRDAVID 
ESMAEILYess-mileyASAD uh-sod
FRANKEFRANK-EEJIM 
GENEREUXGEN-UH-ROOBILL 
GLYMOURGLEE-moreBRUCE 
GOETSCHrhymes with CATCHLORI 
GOVINDGO-VINDRAVATHIREV-vah-thee
GUIDOGUH-id-OKEITH 
HAARrhymes with CarSHERRY 
HANHAANSOO_HYESue-Hey
HARTNETTHART-NETDAVID 
HASEGAWAHa-SAY-ga-wahURARAOoh-La-La
HAUBHOBBMARK 
HAUKOSHOCUSJILL 
HAYDERHAY-DERRASHEEDRAH-SHEED
HEHAYMEIMay
HETTIARACHCHI HETTIA-RAW-CHEE GANGAGONE-GA
HOSNIHAHS-NEEMO 
HOSSAINHO-SANEMUSTAQUEMOO-STOCK
HSU"shoe"WILLIAM 
HUAHWAHDUYDEWEY
JANIJah-neeVIBHARAVRIVib-ha-var-ee
JANKEyon-keeRHONDA 
JANKOWIAKyan-KOH-vee-akRYSZARDris-ZARD
JOERNRhymes with TURNANTHONY 
JUMPPONENJum-PONE-enARIAre-ee
KAFFCALFMARILYN 
KANOSTKUH-NOST (rhymes with TOAST)MICHAEL 
KAUPCOW-PMIGETTEmih-JETT
KEANECaneTIMOTH 
KIMKIMYUNJEONGYOON-jong
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 
KWONrhymes with "swan"JUNEHEEJune-he
YU-CHIEN LEEYOU-shen LEESTELLA 
LEILEESHUTINGShooting
LILEEJUNJune
LILLICHLIL-ickJAMES 
LINLYNDONGDong
LINLYNZHOUMENGJO-meng
MAmawWENJUNWHEN-june
MAGINNISMA-GYN-NISJOHN 
MARCUSmarr-kussDANIEL 
MAGHIRANGMUG-he-WRANGRONALDO 
MARTINEZ MACHAINMART-TEE-nez Mah-CHAI(like the tea) nCARLACARLA
MCLAURINMICK-LORE-INEMILY 
McELWAINMAC-el-waynSCOTT 
MELGAREJOmel-ga-RE-hoTONATIUHTone-a-too
MHATREMHA-TRAYJUIZOO-EE
MICHELsounds like "Michelle"KRISTINsounds like "Christine"
MOEDERMAY-durLARRY 
MONTELONEMAWN-TEL-OWNBETH 
MROZEKmm-ROW-zikDONduh-ON
MUSCHMUCHTIMOTHY 
NAGARAJAnah-gah-rah-jahT.G. 
NARAYANANNuh-ryan-unSANJEEVSahn-jeev
NELrhymes with TELLPHILIP 
NGUYENWINANNELISE 
ORTHELORTH-elBRYAN 
PAHWAPAWUHANILUN-NILL
PASLAYPAZ-lee(Name of engineering professorship) 
PAULlike the first name PaulBIMALBEE-MALL
PERICPEAR-ICHDUNJAdoon-yah
PETTAYPETTYROBERT 
PIERZYNSKIPier-zinn-skiGARY 
PLIAKONIPLEE-UH-CON-EE ELENIELLEN-EE
PRABAHAKARPRUB-ha-carPAVITHRAPA-WITH-ra
PRAKASHPruh-KAWSHPUNITPooh-NEAT
PRASADPra-SAADVARAVer-ra
RATRARA-THRABHARATBa-rath
REBELLORAH-BELL-OSANJAYSAN rhymes with man, JAY
REECKREEK (like smells bad)GERALD 
REIFRIFEKATHRYN 
REMIGREM-IGGVALENTINA 
RENBERGREN-BURGWALTER 
REZACREE-ZACKMARY 
RICHTRicktJUERGEN/JürgenYUR-gen
RIVIERERIV-EE-EARJIM 
ROELOFS JEROENyou-ROON
ROUSHRAUWSHJAMES 
SACHSSACKSDAVID 
SAUCIERSahs-ee-URDONALD 
SAUERSOW-ur (like sour) KEVIN 
SCHAAKESHAH'-keeSCOTT 
SCHAPAUGHSHAY-pawWILLIAM 
SCHERMERHORNSURE-MUR-HORNTHOMAS 
SCHLAGECKSHLAH-jik (rhymes with logic)KATHRINE 
SCHROEDERSHROW-DURRTED 
SCHUMMSHUM (rhymes with rum)WALTER 
SHEUSHOECHWENlike Schwinn, but rhymes with WHEN
SHULTISrhymes with PULL-KISSKENNETH 
SINGHSINGGURPREETGur-PREET
SMRIGASmree-guhWilliam "Bill" 
SOIBELMANSOY-bell-manYANYAWN
STOY-ANSTOY-anALLISANDRANSouonds like ALICE-SANDRA
SUBRAMANAMSOO-BRA-MAN-YAMBHADRIRAJUBAA-DRI-RAA-JOO
SUN XIUZHI "Susan"ZHEH-ZHEE
TALAVERA MARTINmar-TEEN
TAMURAtah-MUR-uhMASAAKImuh-SOCK-ee
TOBLERTOE-blurMICHAEL 
TOKACHToe-cashMIKE 
VAN DER MERWEFON DER MUR-VUHDEONRhymes with neon
VANIERVUH-NEERMARTY 
VENNUMvenomAMBERam-BURR
VERBRUGGEver-BREW-gheeMARLENE 
WANGrhymes with FANKDONGHAIDONG-HI
WANG JIDAJEE-duh
WANGrhymes with FANGYOUQIYo-chee
WASSMUTHVas-moothBIRGITBeer-get
WEIXELMANWECHS-UHL-MUNNMINDY 
WHITNEYWHITNEYJAELJY-YELL
WUWOOCHIH-HANGCHEE-HANG
YANG ZHILONGZHEE-long
YUNKYUHNKRAY 
ZHANGChangNAIQIAN Nei-Chein
ZHUZooKUN YANCoon-yawn
ZOLKIEWSKAZol-quool-skughANNAOn-uh
ZOLKIEWSKIZol-koo-skeeMICHALMykuhl (Michael)