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Source: Tamara Bauer, 785-532-6250,
News release prepared by: Katie Mayes, 785-532-6415,

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


MANHATTAN -- Several Kansas State University students have been chosen to show incoming K-Staters what university life is all about.

Orientation leaders inform new students about resources, activities, services and facilities available at K-State. The orientation leaders take part in training sessions in the spring and summer to fine tune their knowledge of campus and develop interactive presentations for new students. Also selected was one student to serve as an orientation program assistant.

K-State's 2009 orientation leaders and program assistant are:

Abby Bauer, freshman in kinesiology, Clay Center; Katie Friesen, junior in secondary education, Colby.

From Greater Kansas City: Kristina Held, senior in elementary education, Leawood; Melanie Peele, junior in animal sciences and industry, and Derrik Wiggins, freshmen in arts and sciences-open option, both from Olathe; Carolyn Freeman, junior in secondary education, and Katie Kozacek, sophomore in biology, both from Overland Park; Kelly Albrecht, senior in social work, and Stephanie Larson, sophomore in elementary education, both from Shawnee.

Megan Holmes, senior in speech, Halstead, orientation program assistant; Melissa Wood, junior in kinesiology, Junction City; Nick Moeder, freshman in mathematics, La Crosse; Jessica Bradford, junior in political science, Lansing.

From Manhattan: Brett Beier, senior in marketing and management; Kelley Nelson, sophomore in bakery science and management; and Danny Unruh, junior in food science and industry.

Phillip Harner, senior in industrial engineering, St. George; Danielle Young, junior in family studies and human services, Ulysses; and Sam Holden, senior in secondary education, Weir.

From out of state: Paul Mintner, senior in political science, Higginsville, Mo.; and Kylie Swan, freshman in business administration, Dallas, Texas.