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Source: Tyler Axman, taxman@k-state.edu
Note to editor: Courtney Minnich is a graduate of Olathe South High School.
News release prepared by: Rosie Hoefling, 785-532-2535, media@k-state.edu

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

K-STATE'S CHAPTER OF MORTAR BOARD SELECTS NEW MEMBERS FOR 2010-2011

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's chapter of Mortar Board National Senior College Honor Society recently selected new members for the 2010-2011 school year.

Members are selected in the spring semester of their junior year based on their exemplary service, scholarship and leadership. They also must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

Mortar Board members are dedicated to providing service to the K-State campus, community and the state of Kansas. Past Mortar Board service projects have included creating an advice booklet for incoming freshmen students and participating in the honorary's national initiative, Reading is Leading, which raises money to buy books for schools and day care facilities. Members also host a reception each year to honor select faculty members for their achievements in teaching, advising or mentoring K-State students.

Students selected for K-State's chapter of Mortar Board for 2010-2011, who will all be seniors, include:

Joshua Linn, chemical engineering, Abilene; Charles Mersmann, accounting and finance, Eudora; Kelsie Ball, family studies and human services, Eureka.

From Greater Kansas City: Diana Klote, secondary education-English and journalism, Mitchell Loeb, biochemistry, and Kristin Slater, speech, all from Leawood; Courtney Minnich, elementary education, Olathe; and Brandon Hall, marketing, and Jessica Rodriguez, food science and industry, both from Overland Park.

From Hutchinson: Chelsea Corkins, biological systems engineering; Megan Garden, fine arts and journalism and mass communications; and Laneah Petitjean, communication studies.

Amanda Weishaar, mass communications, Lawrence; Tamica Lige, art, and Danielle Quigley, chemical engineering, both from Manhattan; Alan Winter, biological systems engineering, Mount Hope; Morgan Holechek, mass communications, Salina; Kezia Huseman, biology, Tonganoxie; Craig Johnson, mathematics and computer science, Topeka; Danielle Young, family studies and human services, Ulysses; Kelsey Flickner, family studies and human services, and Whitney Weixelman, microbiology, both from Wichita.

From out of state/country: Hannah Leventhal, animal sciences and industry, Arvada, Colo.; Robert Mosimann, finance, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Jamie Schendt, anthropology and history, Wake Forest, N.C.; Jennifer Engelke, landscape architecture, Verona, Wis.; and Casandra Robinson, mechanical engineering, London, England.