Source: Carla Jones, 785-532-7305, cjones@k-state.edu
Hometown connection: Andale, Brookville, Burlingame, Colwich, De Soto, Herington, Holcomb, Hutchinson, Iola, Leawood, Lenexa, Mankato, Marquette, McPherson, Mission Hills, Nortonville, Olathe, Osawatomie, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Shawnee, Soldier and Whitewater, Kan.; Littleton, Colo.; Rio Rancho, N.M.; and Crowley, Texas.
News release prepared by: Rosie Hoefling, 785-532-2535, media@k-state.edu

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sophomore leadership honorary selects 2012-2013 members

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's sophomore leadership honorary, Silver Key, has new members for the 2012-2013 school year.

An honorary that emphasizes community service, Silver Key selects 35 to 40 freshmen each year for membership. To be eligible for Silver Key, students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average. The new initiates also had to be 2011 high school graduates and currently in their freshman year at K-State.

Members organize and participate in a variety of community service activities throughout the year that benefit the K-State campus and the surrounding Manhattan community. Past projects include highway cleanup, food drives and helping children and the elderly. Silver Key's signature project is the annual Sleep Out for Homeless Awareness, which raises money for the local emergency shelter.

Silver Key adviser is Carla Jones, assistant vice president and senior associate dean of student life.

Students selected as 2012-2013 Silver Key members, who will all be sophomores, include:

Jake Sankey, arts and sciences-open option, Andale; Jordan Pieschl, animal sciences and industry, Brookville;Grant Ferrel, mechanical engineering, Burlingame; Kelsey Martin, business administration, Colwich; Beth Reichenberger, political science, De Soto.

From Greater Kansas City: Katherine Gallion, arts and sciences-open option,Kristen Fischer, chemical engineering, Lauren Fischer, kinesiology, Abigail Kaplan, family studies and human services, and Caroline Toler, family studies and human services, all from Leawood;Kaitlin Beeman, architectural engineering, Lenexa; Sarah McKittrick, arts and sciences-open option, Mission Hills;Samantha Hinrichs, mechanical engineering, andSuhani Gandhi, business administration, both from Olathe; Katie Bolin, kinesiology, Kensey Smith, arts and sciences-open option, Margaret Spangler, biological systems engineering, and Kristen Svec, chemical engineering, all from Overland Park; McNeil Dolliver, business administration, Prairie Village;andCanaan Coker, biology, Shawnee.

Chance Berndt, business administration, Herington; Nicholaus Herrmann, agribusiness, Holcomb;Matthew Galliart, biology, Hutchinson; Autumn Snesrud, food science and industry, Iola; Shelby Smith, kinesiology, Mankato; Mattie Loder, business administration, Marquette; Katie Benson, communication sciences and disorders, and Andrea Nowak, business administration, both from McPherson; Katie Noll, business administration, Nortonville;Daniel Dorsett, chemical engineering, Osawatomie;Ross Allen, economics, Soldier; andSamantha Claassen, nutritional sciences and dietetics, Whitewater.

From out of state:Mackenzie Mong, arts and sciences-open option, Littleton, Colo.;Sara Alves, animal sciences and industry, RioRancho, N.M.; and Jessica Weber, environmental design, Crowley, Texas.