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Source: Jim Hohenbary, 785-532-6904, jimlth@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Kristin Hodges, 785-532-2535, media@k-state.edu

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

FOUR K-STATERS ARE 2010 FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS

MANHATTAN -- A Kansas State University graduate student and three recent K-State graduates are 2010 Fulbright Scholars.

Receiving Fulbright U.S. Student scholarships are K-State's Amanda Stueve, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in anthropology, Gardner, who is going to Morocco; Kelsey Moran, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in political science and pre-law, Hays, who will go to Argentina; Molly Yochim, December 2009 bachelor's graduate in history, Leavenworth, who is going to Germany; and Hyatt Frobose, master's student in swine nutrition and animal welfare, Pemberville, Ohio, who will go to Australia.

As Fulbright Scholars, the students receive round-trip transportation, tuition and a monthly stipend for one academic year abroad. The Fulbright program offers fellowships for study abroad, research abroad or English teaching assistantships and aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

"The Fulbright will provide Kelsey, Amanda, Molly and Hyatt with really valuable opportunities to gain international experience, build new relationships and learn more about the global context for their educational and career aspirations," said Jim Hohenbary, K-State assistant dean for nationally competitive scholarships. "It is exciting to think that the Fulbright will help K-State students reach four different continents in 2010-11."

K-State has had 53 Fulbright scholars since 1975. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement as well as leadership potential. The Fulbright program was established under legislation introduced by late Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas and is administered by the Institute of International Education.

* Stueve is going to Azrou, Morocco, to conduct ethnographic research on identity construction. She would like to publish the results of her work in a journal. She chose Morocco after studying abroad in the African country in summer and fall 2008. A three-year member of the K-State Marching Band, Stueve also was a member of the K-State Anthropology Club, serving as president and as vice president. A K-State Kassebaum and Presidential scholarship recipient, she also received the Arts and Sciences Excellence Award and the Mark Chapman Scholarship. She is the daughter of Kevin and Karen Stueve, Gardner, and a 2006 graduate of Gardner-Edgerton High School.

* In Argentina, Moran will teach English and volunteer in the community. She has a secondary major in international studies and a minor in Spanish and plans to go to law school to work in human rights law. Moran has spent two summers interning at the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs in Washington, D.C., has volunteered with In-Service Ministry for the Homeless in Washington, D.C., and has worked in a school for the ministry, First Love International in Nairobi, Kenya.

Moran also has gone abroad through several K-State study abroad trips and traveled to Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. She was a member of the K-State Proud Campaign Student Advisory Board, the K-State Student Alumni Board and was a Student Governing Association student senator. She has worked in K-State's office of new student services and is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She also is a member of Phi Kappa Phi national honor society, Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society, Blue Key senior honorary and was in the University Honors Program. She has been named a 2010 Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship winner. She was a Kassebaum Scholar and Mark Chapman Scholar at K-State. A 2006 graduate of Hays High School, she is the daughter of Jerry and Robba Moran, Hays.

* Yochim, who is a volunteer English as a second language teacher in Washington, D.C., will teach English to German students. She also plans to start a book club on young adult American historical fiction. She said the club will provide students the opportunity to practice English outside of the classroom and give participants a chance to learn about each other's culture and history. Yochim is a member of Phi Beta Kappa academic honorary, was a K-State Library Ambassador and participated in a study abroad trip to Graz, Austria, in spring 2008. She is the daughter of David and Loraine Yochim, Leavenworth, and a 2005 graduate of Leavenworth High School. After her year in Germany, she plans to attend graduate school and study library science or history.

* Frobose will spend a year at the University of Melbourne studying the effects of immunocastration on swine behavior and productivity, and evaluating the purchasing preferences and knowledge of agricultural production among Australian consumers. He plans to become an internationally respected consultant on livestock production practices and their effect on the welfare and productivity of livestock, with an emphasis on swine. At K-State, Frobose has been researching the effects of mycotoxins in nursery pig performance, the feed blending on finishing pig performance and feed withdrawal effects on profitability and carcass characteristics. He had an abstract published in the Journal of Animal Science in 2009, and was recognized for having the best research presentation at the 2009 Midwest Animal Science Meetings. He also has served as a research and development intern through the JBS United Research Internship program, and as a production intern with Danbred North America. Frobose, who graduated magna cum laude from K-State in December 2009 with a bachelor's in animal sciences and industry, has served as head coach of K-State's Meat Animal Evaluation Team, the assistant coach of the Livestock Judging Team, a member of the Collegiate Beef Quiz Bowl national champion team and a member of the Midwest Animal Science Quadrathlon Competition champion team. His many scholarships include the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Beef Industry Scholarship, National Pork Producer's Council Lois Britt Memorial Scholarship, the Maschhoff's Inc. Scholarship and internship award and the $10,000 Pork Industry Scholarship from the Pork Checkoff. A 2005 graduate Eastwood High School, Frobose is the son of Dan and Vicki Frobose, Pemberville, Ohio.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support.

Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 300,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Fulbright recipients are among more than 40,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. More information on the Fulbright Program is available at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html.