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Source: Manpreet Rai, 785-532-532-5496, abroad@k-state.edu
Website: http://www.k-state.edu/studyabroad/
Note to editor: Janell Friesen is a graduate of Olathe South High School, Megan Kirtland and Sarah Klankey are both graduates of Olathe East High School, and Ashley Knedlik is a graduate of Spring Hill High School.

Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS TAKING STUDENTS ACROSS THE WORLD

MANHATTAN -- Nearly 50 Kansas State University students are receiving scholarships from the office of international programs to help with their study abroad experiences during the upcoming 2011 spring semester.

Funding for the Office of International Programs Student Abroad Scholarships comes from the K-State Student Governing Association, while other study abroad scholarships are supported by private donors through the Kansas State University Foundation.

The study abroad experiences vary in length, from short-term, faculty-led trips, to stays of up to a year. More information about the K-State study abroad program and international study scholarships is available at http://www.k-state.edu/studyabroad/.

K-State students receiving study abroad scholarships for spring 2011 and their destinations include:

Laura Kemp, senior in agronomy, Baxter Springs, Office of International Programs Scholarship and Elfrieda Nafziger Scholarship to Brazil; Jodie Dugan, junior in agribusiness, Chapman, Office of International Programs Scholarship to Ireland; Elyse Buckley, senior in food science and industry, Chanute, Office of International Programs Scholarship to Italy; Pauline Kennedy, senior in mass communications, Derby, Office of International Programs Scholarship to England; Cassie Wandersee, junior in fine arts, Dwight, Office of International Programs Scholarship to Wales; Juan Carlos Mendoza, senior in hotel and restaurant management, Garden City, Office of International Programs Scholarship to the United Kingdom.

From Greater Kansas City: Janell Friesen, senior in philosophy and anthropology, Office of International Programs Scholarship to Argentina, Sarah Klankey, junior in anthropology, Office of International Programs Scholarship to Senegal, and Ashley Knedlik, senior in family studies and human services, Office of International Programs Scholarship and Noble-McCants Study Abroad Award to Northern Ireland, all from Olathe; Shannon Barnes, junior in mechanical engineering, Office of International Programs Scholarship to Turkey, Megan Kirtland, sophomore in marketing, Office of International Programs Scholarship to France, and Deven Morris, sophomore in chemical engineering, Office of International Programs Scholarship to China, all from Overland Park; and Kelli Hall, graduate student in accounting, Office of International Programs Scholarship to Germany and the United Kingdom, and Antonia Jafferis, senior in family studies and human services, Office of International Programs Scholarship to Mexico, both from Shawnee.

Caitlin Conley, sophomore in family and consumer sciences education, Gypsum, Office of International Programs Scholarship to England; Christine Dowling, junior in biology, Hays, Office of International Programs Scholarship to the Czech Republic; Justin Keller, junior in finance, Hesston, Office of International Programs Scholarship and Joseph and Elizabeth Barton Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship for the Czech Republic.

From Hutchinson: Chelsea Corkins, senior in biological systems engineering, Office of International Programs Scholarship, Joseph and Elizabeth Barton Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship and Catherine Joyce Memorial Scholarship, all to the Czech Republic; Connie Fitzpatrick, sophomore in fine arts, Office of International Programs Scholarship and Friends of International Programs Scholarship to Spain; and Lacey Howard, sophomore in food science and industry, Office of International Programs Scholarship to Spain.

Anthony Stowe, senior in geography and sociology, Lawrence, Office of International Programs Scholarship to Australia; Lyndsey Bates, senior in marketing, Leavenworth, Office of International Programs Scholarship to Germany and the United Kingdom; Nathanael Ellis, Lucas, junior in engineering technology and professional pilot, Office of International Programs Scholarship to Japan.

From Manhattan: Lauren Aiello, junior in secondary education-English, Office of International Programs Scholarship to the Czech Republic; Mary Bell, graduate student in human ecology, Noble-McCants Study Abroad Award for Northern Ireland; Cassidy Fowles, junior in anthropology, University Studies Abroad Scholarship to Costa Rica; Emily Jardine, sophomore in pre-professional business administration, Office of International Programs Scholarship to Sweden; Theresia McCollum, senior in nutrition and kinesiology, Office of International Programs Scholarship and Heather Stewart Memorial Scholarship for Italy; Tate Neill, sophomore in mechanical engineering, Office of International Programs Scholarship to Italy; and Jennifer Sebree, graduate student in business administration, Office of International Programs Scholarship to China.

Megan Greening, senior in family studies and human services, Meriden, Noble-McCants Study Abroad Award for Northern Ireland; Jay Zwirblis, master's student in security studies, Milford, Office of International Programs Scholarship to Austria; Taylor Montgomery, sophomore in psychology, Sabetha, Veronics Bonebrake International Scholarship to Northern Ireland.

From Salina: Madeline Logan, junior in marketing, Office of International Programs Scholarship to Italy; Lora McGraw, junior in women's studies and political science, Office of International Programs Scholarship to Spain; Ben Sebree, graduate student in business administration, Office of International Programs Scholarship to China; and Daniel Todd, senior in sociology and Spanish-Hispanic studies, Office of International Programs Scholarship to Uruguay.

Monica Ebert, sophomore in apparel and textiles, St. George, Office of International Programs Scholarship and Vernon Larson Scholarship to England; Shannon Underwood, graduate student in business administration, Topeka, Office of International Programs Scholarship to China; Elizabeth Elmore, junior in agronomy, Wamego, Office of International Programs Scholarship, Elfrieda Nafziger Scholarship and Doris Hays Fenton Scholarship to Brazil; Lacey Hudson, junior in accounting, Office of International Programs Scholarship, Joseph and Elizabeth Barton Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship and Megan E. Taylor Czech Republic Award for the Czech Republic, and Jacqueline Spahn, junior in accounting, Office of International Programs Scholarship to Germany and the United Kingdom, both from Wichita; and Sophie Ford, junior in geology, Wilson, Office of International Programs Scholarship to Iceland.

From out of state: Kelsey Struckhoff, junior in secondary education, Fort Collins, Colo., Office of International Programs Scholarship to France; Katherine Gustafson, junior in economics, Valrico, Fla., Megan E. Taylor Czech Republic Award to the Czech Republic; Patrick Doyle, master's student in business administration, Alto, Mich., Office of International Programs Scholarship to China; Matt Marchesini, junior in management and marketing, Loudonville, N.Y., Office of International Programs Scholarship to Germany and the United Kingdom; and Bethany Jacques, sophomore in hotel and restaurant management, Norman, Okla., Office of International Programs Scholarship to Turkey.