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News release prepared by: Emily Vietti, 785-532-2535, evietti@k-state.edu

Thursday, March 10, 2011

LEADING THE WAY: STUDENTS ELECT NATE SPRIGGS AS NEW STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT

MANHATTAN -- In a general election March 8-9, Kansas State University students elected Nate Spriggs, junior in agricultural economics and pre-law, Riverton, as student body president.

Spriggs' running mate, Kate Bormann, junior in agricultural communications and journalism, Louisburg, will serve as vice president.

"Kate and I are excited for the opportunity to serve fellow K-Staters and give back to our university," Spriggs said. "We look forward to working with students, faculty and administration to enhance the overall K-State experience by getting students involved in decisions regarding classroom renovations, implementing practical safety solutions and providing quality, affordable entertainment opportunities -- all while keeping tuition and fees as low as possible."

Spriggs has been involved with the K-State Proud Advisory Board, the student privilege fee committee, K-State 8 assessment survey committee, recreation center expansion committee and K-State Student Alumni Board. He is also a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, College of Agriculture Council, K-State Economics Club and the Agricultural Economics Club. He is a volunteer campus tour guide with CAT Crew and works for new student services in the campus visit office. Spriggs is a 2009 graduate of Riverton High School.

"We want to thank everybody for their support," Spriggs said. "We look forward to hearing your thoughts and concerns and serving all Wildcats in the year ahead."

Bormann is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Blue Key Senior Honorary, the College of Agriculture Ambassadors, National Agri-Marketing Association and the K-State Student Alumni Board. She is a 2008 graduate of Louisburg High School.