Source: Kiley Moody, 785-532-6318, kmoody@k-state.edu
Hometown connection: Andover, Clay Center, Derby, Eureka, Garden City, Lawrence, Leawood, Manhattan, Marion, McPherson, Olathe, Towanda, Valley Center and Wamego, Kan.; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; Littleton, Colo.; St. Louis, Mo.; and Middletown, N.J.
Note to editor: Jeffrey Brownlee is a graduate of Olathe South High School, and Kate Murphy is a graduate of Olathe Northwest High School.
News release prepared by: Beth Bohn, 785-532-1544, bbohn@k-state.edu

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Campus know-it-alls: Orientation leaders get ready to welcome new students to university

MANHATTAN -- Twenty Kansas State University students will spend their summer helping new students and their families feel at home.

As orientation leaders, these select students will assist with the university's summer orientation and enrollment program. Working in large and small groups, they'll inform new students about resources, services, activities and facilities available at the university.

To get ready for the summer program, orientation leaders 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 to serve as 2012 orientation leaders are:

Kyle Reynolds, senior in public relations and a returning orientation leader, Andover; Eli Schooley, junior in political science and pre-law, Clay Center; Chris Kellenbarger, sophomore in entrepreneurship and management and a returning orientation leader, Derby; Ashley Herb, freshman in accounting, Eureka; Chelsea Gerber, junior in marketing, Garden City.

From Greater Kansas City: Kaitlin Long, junior in entrepreneurship, Leawood; and Jeffrey Brownlee, senior in accounting, and Kate Murphy, sophomore in elementary education, both from Olathe.

Paul Meissbach, freshman in vocal music performance, Lawrence; Daniel Preston, freshman in milling science and management, and Jake Unruh, sophomore in public relations and a returning orientation leader, both from Manhattan; Landon Leiker, sophomore in secondary education-mathematics, Marion; Jenny Steiner, sophomore in accounting, McPherson; Ben Harstine, sophomore in public health nutrition, Towanda; Brett Seidl, sophomore in public relations and a returning orientation leader, Valley Center; and Amanda Oakley, junior in food science and industry, Wamego.

From out of state: Alexandria Gaines, sophomore in theater, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; Mackenzie Mong, sophomore in arts and sciences-open option, Littleton, Colo.; Aaron Bisch, junior in interior architecture and product design, St. Louis, Mo.; and Paige Passafaro, freshman in mechanical engineering, Middletown, N.J.