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Source: Tara Coleman, 785-532-7414,
Note to editor: Christina Farmer is a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Overland Park.
News release prepared by: Calin Cooney, 785-532-2535,

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


MANHATTAN -- Outstanding scholarship, leadership and service has earned 29 Kansas State University students membership in Chimes, the junior honorary, for the 2011-2012 school year.

New members of Chimes are selected the spring semester of their sophomore year based on various criteria, including their service and leadership to K-State students. Students also must have at least a 3.0 grade point average to be considered for membership.

Members participate in monthly volunteer projects that serve the Manhattan community both on and off campus. Past service projects have included the Fun Run sponsored by the Manhattan Cross Country Club and the Caffeine Fix at Hale Library for students during finals week. Chimes also assists with K-State's Family Day activities in the fall, including the selection of the university's honorary family of the year.

New members of Chimes for the 2011-2012 school year include:

Megan Grossenbacher, political science, Bern; Allison Penner, microbiology, Clay Center; Miranda Fisher, interior design, Derby; Matt Hildebrand, biology, and Andrew Kutina, kinesiology, both from Great Bend.

From Greater Kansas City: Allison Dorau, elementary education, Lenexa; Christina Farmer, hotel and restaurant management, Olathe; and Jerrid Reddick, finance, Meg Swagerty, pre-law and secondary education, Lauren Swirbul, mass communications, and Natalie Truman, chemical engineering, all from Overland Park.

Torey Berndt, hotel and restaurant and management, Herington; Sarah Carr, electrical engineering, Hutchinson; Kelly Zachariasen, biology, Manhattan; Garrett Lister, agricultural economics, Marysville; Audrey Holderness, family studies and human services, Montezuma; Courtney Kolterman, biology, Onaga; Andrea Fouts, accounting, Ottawa; Rachel Kennally, life sciences, Sabetha.

From Salina: Jordan Fief, milling science and management; Theo Stavropoulos, elementary education; and Ryan Wofford, architectural engineering.

Eric Zinke, industrial engineering, Seneca; Meredith Muller, psychology and fine arts, Topeka; Grant Hill, Valley Center; and Jonathon Mason, business administration, and Rachel Weber, junior in interior design, both from Wichita.

From out of state: Lauren Koepp, interior design, La Vernia, Texas.

From out of country: Xi Luo, hotel and restaurant management, China.