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Sources: Kelsey Moran, kmoran@k-state.edu;
and Jim Hohenbary, 785-532-6904, jimlth@k-state.edu
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News release prepared by: Kristin Hodges, 785-532-2535, khodges2@k-state.edu

Friday, April 30, 2010

K-STATE SENIOR FROM HAYS RECEIVES GRADUATE STUDY FELLOWSHIP FROM PHI KAPPA PHI

MANHATTAN -- Kelsey Moran, Kansas State University senior in political science and pre-law, Hays, has been awarded a Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship.

Moran has been named the 2010 Kathleen Greey Fellow through Phi Kappa Phi national honor society, for which she will receive $5,000 for graduate study. She is among 60 students nationally to receive the Phi Kappa Phi fellowship this year.

"Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter is only permitted to nominate one student to compete nationally. It is great to see Kelsey's hard work and accomplishments during her career at K-State recognized among such a selective field of applicants," said Jim Hohenbary, assistant dean for nationally competitive scholarships.

The Greey Fellowship honors the late Kathleen Greey, a longtime chapter officer at Portland State University. The fellowship gives preference to a top-ranking fellowship nominee whose undergraduate field is other than the basic sciences.

Moran has a secondary major in international studies and a minor in Spanish. She will use the fellowship to go to law school.

"I hope to go into human rights law," Moran said. "This can mean working internationally to help the poor, and also to improve life right here with rural development in Kansas."

Moran has spent two summers interning at the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs in Washington, D.C., has volunteered with In-Service Ministry for the Homeless in Washington, D.C., and has worked in a school for the ministry First Love International in Nairobi, Kenya. She also has gone abroad through several K-State study abroad trips and traveled to Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

She was a member of the K-State Proud Campaign Student Advisory Board, the K-State Student Alumni Board and was a Student Governing Association student senator. She has worked in K-State's office of new student services and is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi national honor society, Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society, Blue Key senior honorary and is in the K-State University Honors Program. She has been a Kassebaum Scholar and a Mark Chapman Scholar.

A 2006 graduate of Hays High School, she is the daughter of Jerry and Robba Moran, Hays.