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Source: Susan Nagel, nagel@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Megan Wilson, 785-532-6415, media@k-state.edu

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

K-STATE ENGINEERING STUDENT NAMED OUTSTANDING STUDENT MEMBER BY NATIONAL ENGINEERING ORGANIZATION

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's Susan Nagel, senior in architectural engineering, St. Peters, Mo., has been named an outstanding student member by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers.

Nagel is the student branch president of the K-State chapter of the society.

"I was honored to be named one of ASHRAE's outstanding student members for this year," Nagel said. "It was fantastic to receive this compliment from an international organization that I have dedicated so much time to these past few years. ASHRAE is an organization that has provided many learning opportunities outside of the classroom, has opened many doors for me, and has allowed me to network with professionals in the industry."

Nagel has also served as vice president and secretary of the student chapter prior to her current term as president. She is a recipient of the society's 2008-09 Duane Hanson Society Scholarship and the 2008 Kansas City Chapter Student Scholarship.

In addition to her membership in the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Nagel has been active in several other campus and community activities. She is a member of the Illuminating Engineers Society, Emerging Green Builders, Phi Alpha Epsilon architectural engineering honorary, and the Women in Engineering Program. She also is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. In her spare time, Nagel volunteers as a soccer coach for Manhattan Parks and Recreation, and has been a volunteer for the Cats for Cans food drive. She also participates in recreational sports, including intramurals at K-State, and is the reigning university intramural champion in soccer and doubles table tennis.

Nagel will graduate in May with a degree in architectural engineering. She has accepted a position in a consulting firm in Dallas and will be designing mechanical systems for hospitals.

More information on Nagel's involvement in the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers is available online at http://www.ashrae.org/students/page/1497