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Source: James K. Monk,
News release prepared by: Jane Marshall, 785-532-1519,

Monday, June 6, 2011


MANHATTAN -- A Kansas State University student is receiving a national fellowship to complete his master's degree in marriage and family therapy.

James Kale Monk, Bennington, has been awarded the Eileen C. Maddex Fellowship, a $2,000 grant from Kappa Omicron Nu, a national honor society in family and consumer science. The fellowship recognizes high quality of scholarship and potential for leadership.

Monk graduated magna cum laude from K-State in 2010 with degrees in family studies and human services and psychology.

He studied conflict resolution in Ireland and marriage and family therapy education in China. A member of Kappa Omicron Nu, Mortar Board, Phi Kappa Phi and other honor organizations, he is student founder and program coordinator for HandsOn K-State, formerly called the K-State Volunteer Center of Manhattan.

He worked with AmeriCorps and the Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Team in 2005.

Kappa Omicron Nu is represented by more than 115 campus chapters throughout the United States and 150,000 members worldwide. The mission of the organization is empowered leaders through scholarship, research and leadership.