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Source: Kiley Moody, 785-532-2056, kmoody@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Emily Vietti, 785-532-2535, evietti@k-state.edu

Friday, March 18, 2011

GETTING TO KNOW YOU: ORIENTATION LEADERS INTRODUCE INCOMING STUDENTS TO CAMPUS

MANHATTAN -- Twenty Kansas State University students have earned the job of helping incoming students learn all about K-State.

As orientation leaders, the students assistant new students and their families during K-State's summer orientation and enrollment programs. One of the students selected serves as a parent host for the program.

The orientation leaders inform new students about resources, services, activities and facilities available at the university through large and small group sessions. They participate in training sessions during the spring semester and early summer, fine-tuning their knowledge of services and resources on campus, developing interactive presentations for new students, and learning leadership skills.

Selected as orientation leaders are:

Kyle Reynolds, sophomore in public relations, Andover; Kellie Jackson, freshman in agricultural economics and pre-law, Clay Center; Chris Kellenbarger, freshman in business administration, Derby; Martin Cram, junior in family studies and human services, Galva; and Stacy Schuster, junior in psychology, Grainfield; Mason Grittman, freshman in mechanical engineering and accounting, Hoyt; Courtney Hallenbeck, junior in criminology and international studies, Junction City; Emilee Taylor, sophomore in sociology, Lansing; Lauren Ollila, junior in elementary education, Lawrence; Jake Unruh, freshman in industrial engineering, and Katy Zapletal, junior in kinesiology and pre-nursing, both from Manhattan; Kenna McWhirter, sophomore in family studies and human services, Moran; Jerrod Reddick, sophomore in finance, Overland Park; Tyler Johnson, freshman in marketing, Parsons; Jake Pritchard, freshman in mechanical engineering, and Brett Seidl, freshman in public relations, both from Valley Center; and Kelsey Flickner, senior in family studies and human services, Wichita, parent host for orientation and enrollment.

From out of state: Jamie Weiser, junior in life sciences and pre-optometry, Champaign, Ill.; Kyle Cooper, freshman in architecture, St. Louis, Mo.; Kristen Brunkow, freshman in family studies and human services, Ponca City, Okla.; and Priscilla Torres, junior in psychology and family studies and human services, San Antonio, Texas.