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Source: Kiley Moody, 785-532-2056,
News release prepared by: Emily Vietti, 785-532-2535,

Friday, March 18, 2011


MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's Wildcat Warm-up is heating up for another year with the announcement of the 2011 student counselors and directors.

Wildcat Warm-up gives new students entering K-State in fall 2011 a head start on meeting other new students, connecting with faculty and staff, learning K-State traditions, getting involved in campus organizations and gaining a sense of the Wildcat spirit.

Now in its eighth year, the program is optional and is offered in addition to summer orientation and enrollment programs. It's supported by tuition enhancement funds allocated by the K-State Student Governing Association.

Two sessions are being offered this summer: June 10-12 and June 17-19.

Students selected to assist with Wildcat Warm-up and their position include:

Kaitlin Shea, junior in biology and pre-medicine, Andover, counselor; Macy Warburton, sophomore in political science and communication studies, Cedar Vale, counselor; Logan Hartpence, senior in communication sciences and disorders, Eudora, counselor; and Carissa Rogers, senior in kinesiology and pre-dentistry, Fredonia, counselor.

From Greater Kansas City: Christopher Cunningham, sophomore in business administration, counselor, and Anita Easterwood, sophomore in art, counselor, both from Kansas City, Kan.; Brooke Lindell, senior in secondary education, counselor, and Austin Robisch, sophomore in regional and community planning, counselor, both from Overland Park; Andrew Waldman, junior in industrial engineering, Shawnee, counselor; and Rachel Tate, junior in bakery science and management, Stilwell, director.

From Hutchinson: Blaine Cash, sophomore in elementary education, director; Megan Barnett, junior in linguistic anthropology and French, counselor; and Joe Falter, sophomore in arts and sciences-open option, counselor.

Russell Buchanan, junior in secondary education, Lansing, counselor; Ryan Patterson, freshman in management, Lyndon, counselor; Cody Howard, freshman in public relations, Milton, counselor; Lea Hauldren, junior in sociology, Paola, counselor; Kelsy Roberts, sophomore in entrepreneurship, Pratt, counselor; and Chris Littrell, senior in political science, Topeka, director.

From Wichita: Rachel King, junior in communication studies and political science, director; Megan Walden, sophomore in architectural engineering, counselor; and Kristen Zemanick, sophomore in accounting and management information systems, counselor.

From out of state: Sarah Swenson, freshman in elementary education, Greeley, Colo., counselor; Danny Foster, freshman in secondary education, Broken Bow, Neb., counselor; Matt Marchesini, junior in business administration, Loudonville, N.Y., counselor; and Caiel Noble, sophomore in music theater, Woodbridge, Va., counselor.