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Source: Kay Albright, 785-532-6702,
News release prepared by: Kayela Richard, 785-532-1546,

Friday, Jan. 28, 2011


MANHATTAN -- Alpha of Clovia, a 4-H based scholarship house for women at Kansas State University, has gained 17 new members.

To be eligible for Alpha of Clovia, students must be former 4-H members or come from a similar background. They also must have at least a 2.75 grade point average.

Membership is also based on a positive attitude and demonstration of leadership skills.

New members go through a semester-long period of new member training. They learn about house policies and Clovia history.

New Alpha of Clovia members at K-State include:

Katy Nuss, freshman in animal sciences and industry, Dorrance; Larissa Hall, junior in biological systems engineering, Garden City; Leah Roberts, freshman in animal sciences and industry, Hartford; Gabrielle Mathy, sophomore in secondary education, Home; Mary Hauser, sophomore in food science and industry, Humboldt; Jennifer Kane, freshman in elementary education, Junction City; Chelsea Ahlquist, sophomore in agronomy, Onaga; Anna Baughan, freshman in communication sciences and disorders, Overbrook; Audrey Gritten, freshman in communication sciences and disorders, Scandia; Sara Henault, freshman in kinesiology, Topeka; Alecia Pyle, senior in animal sciences and industry, Towanda; and Erin Day, sophomore in hotel and restaurant management, Wichita.

From out of state:

Candace Weeda, junior in agricultural economics, Creston, Iowa; Kelsey Conrad, freshman in agriculture, Hallsville, Mo.; Ariel VanHouse, freshman in business administration, Omaha, Neb.; Bobbie Manikowski, junior in agricultural communications and journalism, Geneseo, N.D.; and Candace Hendrich, freshman in agricultural education, Eaton, Ohio.