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Source: Kathleen Witcher, 785-532-5444,
News release prepared by: Katie Mayes, 785-532-6415,

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


MANHATTAN -- Twelve Kansas State University students were recently recognized by K-State's Friends of International Programs for capturing the essence of international and American experiences through photography.

Participants in the International Photo Contest, which was open to all current K-State students, submitted photos that captured the international experience from both the domestic and international perspectives. Sixteen entries earned honors.

The contest winners included:

Dustin Clare, fifth-year student in architecture, Dodge City, honorable mention for "Bicing"; Ashley Flowers, freshman in technology management, Easton, honorable mention for "Shadow of the Sun"; Katie Morford, junior in mass communications, Hillsboro, honorable mention for "Reflection of a Japanese Experience"; Ashley Bredenberg, senior in animal sciences and industry, Manhattan, honorable mention for "Rainforest Song"; Rachel Bain, senior in agricultural engineering, Overland Park, second place in the domestic student category for "Work Break"; and Meliah McDaniel, senior in mass communications, Sedgwick, honorable mention for "Safe from Cars."

From out of state: Katie Gall, fifth-year student in interior architecture and product design, Independence, Mo., third place in the domestic student category for "Urquhart Castle" and an honorable mention for "Rock"; Christie Ann Samples, fifth-year student in architecture, Kansas City, Mo., honorable mention for "Educatorium"; and Kristen Scheele, junior in professional pilot and technology management, Odell, Neb., first place in the domestic student category for "Strength" and honorable mentions for "Courage" and "Life."

From outside the U.S.: Yin Kang, sophomore in business administration, China, third place in the international student category for "Sunset of Tuttle Creek"; Yosuke Michishita, freshman in art, Philippines, second place in the international student category, "Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear"; and Mohammad A. Al-Wabel, a doctoral student in pathobiology, Saudi Arabia , first place in the international student category for "Millennium" and an honorable mention for "International Festival of Talents -- Taiwanese."