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Source: Yar Ebadi, 785-532-7227,
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News release prepared by: Melanie Horton, 785-532-7227,

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009


MANHATTAN -- Nathan Garcia, Manhattan, is the Kansas State University College of Business Administration's Outstanding Senior in Business.

The award is presented each semester to a graduating senior who has made outstanding contributions to the college. Garcia, who earned a bachelor's degree in accounting, was honored at the college's commencement ceremony Dec. 12.

Garcia has excelled at service and academic achievement. He was a member of the college's Multicultural Business Student Association, serving as treasurer and president. He took part in K-State's Developing Scholars Program, was a teacher with Similes de Excelencia and a student leader with Project Impact. Garcia also was active in recruiting multicultural students to K-State's College of Business Administration.

"As an undergraduate student Nathan Garcia has helped enhance multicultural awareness as well as improved the climate for students from underrepresented backgrounds," said Yar Ebadi, dean of K-State's College of Business Administration. "We in the college are proud of Nathan and the positive example he has set for other students, especially those from multicultural backgrounds."

Garcia is the son of Victor Garcia, Lawrenceville, Ga., and Mary and Jon Funk, Manhattan. He is a graduate of Manhattan High School.

He will attend Graduate School at K-State, working on a master's in accounting. He also will be an intern with the financial firm Deloitte in Kansas City in the summer.