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Source: Mindy Markham, 785-532-2929, mmarkham@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Natalie Blair, 785-826-2642, nblair@k-state.edu

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

K-STATE AT SALINA FAMILY STUDIES AND HUMAN SERVICES INTEREST GROUP TO OFFER PROFESSIONAL PANEL

SALINA -- An upcoming panel discussion at Kansas State University at Salina will feature five professionals from the Salina community who will share their experience and expertise in the areas of adolescents and mentoring, early childhood education, personal and family finance, community-based educational programs, and caring for the aging.

The panel discussion, which is open to the public, will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in Room 172 in K-State at Salina's Tech Center. It is sponsored by K-State at Salina's Family Studies and Human Services Interest Group. Light appetizers will be served.

"The five panel members have careers that family studies and human services graduates might go into, from early childhood to the elderly," said Mindy Markham, instructor of family studies and human services at K-State at Salina. "They'll discuss their education, how they got into the field and what their job entails."

The panel includes Robert Cunningham, director of special programs, The City; Rachel Kimmi, family consultant, Heartland Programs; Brandon Ebert, financial adviser, Waddell & Reed; Mary Lou Odle, district extension agent, K-State Research and Extension; and Mary Sue Wells, director, Sunflower Adult Day Services.