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

Thursday, March 4, 2010

K-STATE STUDENTS ELECT NEW PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT

MANHATTAN -- In a general election March 2-3, students on Kansas State University's Manhattan campus elected Danny Unruh, senior in food science and industry and political science, Manhattan, as student body president.

Unruh's running mate, Annie Oliver, senior in life sciences, Prairie Village, will serve as vice president.

"Annie and I are so very excited to have been elected student body president and vice president," Unruh said. "We have a profound love for K-State and the people that make it such a great place. We look forward to providing the students at K-State with financial accountability, a cutting-edge classroom experience and a sustainable future."

Unruh has been involved in Quest freshman honorary, Silver Key sophomore honorary and Chimes junior honorary. In addition, he is a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and is a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholar. Unruh is a 2007 graduate of Waukee Community High School, Waukee, Iowa. He is the son of Greg and Maria Unruh, Manhattan.

Oliver is a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, Chimes junior honorary and the K-State Student Alumni Board. A 2007 of Bishop Miege High School, she is the daughter of Randolph and Marty Oliver, Prairie Village.

Both Unruh and Oliver will serve one-year terms beginning April 8.