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News release prepared by: Katie Mayes, 785-532-6415, kmayes@k-state.edu

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009

K-State fall commencement:
K-STATE STUDENTS SELECTED AS COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS, VOCALISTS AND MUSICIANS

MANHATTAN -- Several Kansas State University students have been selected as speakers, vocalists or musicians for the university's fall commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 11, and Saturday, Dec. 12.

The students include:

Brian Williams, junior in music, Augusta, will play trumpet in the K-State Brass Quintet at commencement ceremonies for the College of Engineering and the College of Human Ecology, both Dec. 12.

Chance Gates, senior in music education, Coldwater, will be a member of the quartet singing the national anthem at the College of Business Administration commencement ceremony Dec. 12.

Gabriel Dinkel, junior in mechanical engineering, Garden City, will be a member of the quartet singing the national anthem at the College of Business Administration commencement ceremony Dec. 12.

Jacob Gouldie, senior in agricultural economics, Garden City, will deliver the graduate address at the College of Agriculture commencement ceremony Dec. 12.

Shawn Turner, senior in agricultural education, Girard, will deliver the reflections address at the College of Agriculture commencement ceremony Dec. 12.

Laura Romig, senior in dietetics, Leavenworth, will perform the processional and recessional at the Dec. 12 commencement ceremony for the College of Education.

Kyle Landau, senior in accounting, finance and marketing, Leawood, will sing the national anthem at the College of Business Administration commencement ceremony Dec. 12.

Natalie Del Rosario, senior in electrical engineering, Leawood, will sing the national anthem and alma mater at the College of Engineering commencement ceremony Dec. 12.

Blair Kocher, sophomore in business administration, Lenexa, will be a member of the quartet singing the national anthem at the College of Business Administration commencement ceremony Dec. 12.

Andrew Horton, senior in music education, Manhattan, will sing the national anthem at the College of Education commencement ceremony Dec. 12.

Bryan Pinkall, graduate student in music, Manhattan, will sing the national anthem at commencement for the Graduate School Dec. 11 and at the College of Arts and Sciences commencement ceremony Dec. 12.

Eric Starnes, junior in music, Manhattan, will play trumpet in the K-State Brass Quintet at the College of Human Ecology and the College of Engineering commencement ceremonies, both Dec. 12.

Erin Feyh, junior in secondary education, Olathe, will play horn in the K-State Brass Quintet at the College of Engineering and College of Human Ecology commencement ceremonies Dec. 12. Feyh is a graduate of Olathe East High School.

Jennifer Bolton, senior in industrial engineering, Overland Park, will sing the national anthem and alma mater at the College of Engineering commencement ceremony Dec. 12.

Andrew Marquez, senior in marketing, Prairie Village, will give the student remarks at the College of Business Administration commencement ceremony Dec. 12.

Blaise Smith, senior in electrical engineering, Shawnee, will sing the national anthem and alma mater at the College of Engineering commencement ceremony Dec. 12.

Elizabeth Douglass, senior in bakery science and management, Wamego, will sing the national anthem at the College of Agriculture commencement ceremony Dec. 12.

Michael Campbell, junior in applied music, Wichita, will play tuba in the K-State Brass Quintet at the College of Engineering and College of Human Ecology commencement ceremonies Dec. 12.

Peter Weinert, sophomore in music education, Winfield, will play trombone in the K-State Brass Quintet at the College of Engineering and College of Human Ecology commencement ceremonies Dec. 12.

Brian Koester, senior in professional pilot, Ankeny, Iowa, will deliver the student address and act as student marshal at K-State at Salina's commencement ceremony Dec. 11. Koester is student body president at K-State at Salina.

Samuel Brinton, senior in mechanical engineering and applied music, Perry, Iowa, will sing the national anthem at the College of Human Ecology commencement ceremony Dec. 12.

Jonathan Draheim, senior in architectural engineering, Lake Winnebago, Mo., will deliver the challenge to the graduates at the College of Engineering commencement ceremony Dec. 12.