Source: Megan Sherlock, 785-532-6260, msherlock@k-state.com
Hometown connection: Andale, Belle Plaine, Bennington, Cedar Vale, Hiawatha, Holcomb, Iola, Kansas City, Leavenworth, Leawood, Lenexa, Maize, Olathe, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Salina, Shawnee, Topeka, Valley Center and Wamego, Kan.; Waterloo, Ill.; Richland, Mo.; and Nashua, N.H.
Editor's note: Sam Barker is also the son on Mark Barker, Minneapolis, Minn.
News release prepared by: Dawn Furnas, 785-532-5063, dfurnas@k-state.com

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Save the date: Student homecoming committee starts planning for Homecoming Week, Oct. 21-27

MANHATTAN -- Twenty-five students are joining the committee in charge of planning Kansas State University's 2012 Homecoming Week. The new members join seven returning members and four appointed members who will organize events for the week, Oct. 21-27, which ends with the football game against Texas Tech on Oct. 27.

The Student Homecoming Committee is responsible for selecting and planning all homecoming events, creating rules and guidelines for the student competitions, promoting the week, and providing staffing for all events.

"The students have already started the planning process for the fall. One event we are looking forward to celebrating is our 10th annual 5K," said Megan Sherlock, associate director of student programs for the K-State Alumni Association and All-University Homecoming chair. "These students will work extremely hard over the next few months. They were selected because they are such a motivated, organized and creative group of individuals."

The appointed members of the committee include the two K-State student ambassadors, a representative from the Association of Residence Halls and a representative from the National Pan Hellenic Council.

Students serving on the 2012 Student Homecoming Committee include:

Kimberly Friedrichs, Andale, new member and daughter of Robin and Paula Friedrichs; Ivy Wellman, Belle Plaine, returning member and daughter of Michael and Melody Wellman; Jordan Fief, Bennington, new member and daughter of Larry and Sheila Fief; Macy Warburton, Cedar Vale, new member and daughter of Steven and Angela Warburton.

From Greater Kansas City: Luis Jurado, Association of Residence Halls representative and son of Luis and Griselda Jurado, and Christopher Cunningham, National Pan Hellenic Council representative and son of Sharon Manning, all from Kansas City, Kan.; Molly DeBusk, new member and daughter of Deb and Steve DeBusk, and David Glenski, new member and son of Robert and Elaine Glenski, all from Leawood; Kelsi Horner, returning member and daughter of Kirk and Kelly Horner, and Trish Reid, new member and daughter of Joe and Kathy Reid, all from Lenexa; Brooke Nolte, returning member and daughter of Tom and Connie Nolte, Phillicia Thomas, 2012 K-State student ambassador and daughter of Richard and Aline Thomas, and Eric Vargas, new member and son of Juan and Isabel Vargas, all from Olathe; Alexander Johnson, new member and son of David and Allison Johnson, and Laura Negley, new member and daughter of Mike and Margarita Negley, all from Overland Park; Sam Barker, returning member and son of Jill Harrison, and Sarah McKittrick, new member and daughter of Bev and Rich McKittrick, all from Prairie Village; and Andrew Waldman, Shawnee, 2012 K-State student ambassador and son of Alan and Laura Portis.

Brandon Keller, Hiawatha, new member and son of Ron and Lisa Keller; Nick Herrmann, new member and son of Gina Gigot and Henry Herrmann, and Lauren Lohfink, new member and daughter of Rick and Gayla Lohfink, all from Holcomb; Kirstin McGuffin, Iola, new member and daughter of Kevin and Patty McGuffin; Mallory Patten, Leavenworth, new member and daughter of Sean and Janette Patten; Shelby Houser, Maize, new member and daughter of Joanne and Mark Houser; Evan Woolsoncroft, Salina, returning member and son of Greg and Monica Woolsoncroft.

From Topeka: Haley Grant, new member and daughter of Marjorie Grant; Mason Grittman, new member and son of Marvene DeVader and Andy Grittman; Stephanie Slimmer, new member and daughter of Matt and Trish Slimmer; Melissa Still, new member and daughter of Roy and Bonnie Still; and Rylee Uhlrich, new member and daughter of Lori and Jay Uhlrich.

Kristin McCormick, Valley Center, new member and daughter of Mike and Phoebe McCormick; and Amanda Oakley, Wamego, returning member and daughter of Tom and Christi Oakley.

From out of state: Hannah Quernheim, Waterloo, Ill., returning member and daughter of Doug and Nancy Quernheim; Chelsea Porter, Richland, Mo., new member and daughter of Scott and Crystal Porter; Kristin Glossner, Nashua, N.H., new member and daughter of John and Lisa Glossner.

From out of country: Sarinya Sungkatavat, Bangkok, Thailand, new member anddaughter ofPranee Sungkatavat.