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Source: Candi Hironaka, 785-532-6085,
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News release prepared by: Nellie Ryan, 785-532-6415,

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009


MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's chapter of Mortar Board announced three students for its 2009-2010 student scholarships.

The Mortar Board Book Scholarship recipient is Haley Marceau, senior in anthropology and animal sciences and industry, Wichita. Out of a pool of applicants, Marceau was the only student selected by the Mortar Board members to receive the $100 scholarship.

The Linda Henry and Sam Kruckenberg Outstanding Junior Scholarship recipients are Morgan Parker, junior in agricultural economics and agricultural communications and journalism, Limon, Colo., and Jack Mosimann, junior in finance, Lee's Summit, Mo. The $500 scholarships are for juniors who exemplify the three values of Mortar Board: leadership, scholarship and service. The scholarships are in memory of Henry, a former Mortar Board member who was killed in a car accident while she was an active collegiate member, and Kruckenberg, a previous Mortar Board adviser who also died.

To qualify for the scholarships, applicants must be juniors, have a 3.0 minimum grade point average, and demonstrate outstanding leadership, scholarship and service. Applicants are required to submit an essay, and if chosen as a finalist, must go through an interview process conducted by current Mortar Board members.

"By selecting outstanding junior scholarship recipients, Mortar Board is identifying and honoring those students who continue to demonstrate exemplary leadership, scholarship and service at K-State and the surrounding communities," said Candi Hironaka, Mortar Board adviser and senior associate director of K-State's School of Leadership Studies.

The Mortar Board National Senior College Honor Society was founded in 1918. K-State has had a Mortar Board chapter since 1928.