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Source: Sharon Thielen, 785-532-5121, sthielen@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Beth Bohn, 785-532-6415, bbohn@k-state.edu

K-STATE'S COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE HONORS OUTSTANDING STUDENTS

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's College of Agriculture recently recognized outstanding students at the college's annual Ag Awards Assembly.

Among the students being honored included the college's outstanding seniors. College of Agriculture students of the month for the school year also were recognized, with each receiving a $100 scholarship sponsored by Kansas Farm Bureau. One of the students of the month also was named the college's student of the year and received the $500 Douglas C. Weyer Scholarship in Agriculture. In addition, recipients of the American Society of Animal Science awards, presented to outstanding seniors, juniors and sophomores in animal sciences and industry, were honored.

Honorees and their award included:

Hannah Weimer, Andover, American Society of Animal Science Junior Award; Jocelyn Bishop, Atchison, American Society of Animal Science Senior Award; Brandy Iams, Auburn, American Society of Animal Science Senior Award; Kyle Baker, Burden, American Society of Animal Science Senior Award; Teri Swander, Burlingame, American Society of Animal Science Sophomore Award; Michelle Estes, Caney, American Society of Animal Science Junior Award; Clement Neely, Chanute, American Society of Animal Science Senior Award; Darrin Seiwert, Conway Springs, American Society of Agronomy Outstanding Senior Award; Chelsea Stephens, Dodge City, American Society of Animal Science Senior Award; Kelsey Callaway, El Dorado, American Society of Animal Science Senior Award; Chuck Parsons, Ellsworth, Wheat State Agronomy Club advisers' selection for outstanding senior in agronomy; Ashley Klein, Fairview, outstanding senior in bakery science and management; David Widmar, Franklin, outstanding senior in agricultural economics/agribusiness; Ashlee Brown, Fredonia, American Society of Animal Science Sophomore Award; Chelsey Winkel, Glen Elder, American Society of Animal Science Senior Award.

From Greater Kansas City: Jake Wilson, Kansas City, Mo., outstanding senior in horticulture; Morgan Bertison, American Society of Animal Science Sophomore Award, Rebecca Miller, American Society of Animal Science Senior Award, and Lindsey Paterson, American Society of Animal Science Sophomore Award, all from Olathe; Nicholas Crossland and Jennifer Kinkade, both American Society of Animal Science Senior Awards and both from Overland Park; and Caitlin Brown and Allison Melia, both American Society of Animal Science Senior Awards and both from Prairie Village.

Camille Thibault, Halstead, American Society of Animal Science Senior Award; Jeremy Olson, Hiawatha, outstanding senior in agricultural technology management; Ellen Burke, American Society of Animal Science Senior Award, and Brian Lee, Wheat State Agronomy Club advisers' selection award for outstanding senior in agronomy, both from Leavenworth; Leann Kootz, outstanding senior in horticulture, and Matthew Splitter, outstanding senior in agricultural communications and journalism, both from Lorraine.

From Manhattan: Kelli Allen, American Society of Animal Science Senior Award; Anastasia Place, American Society of Animal Science Senior Award; Maggie Weeks, outstanding senior in bakery science and management; Emily Schneider, senior in agricultural communications and journalism, College of Agriculture Student of the Month for November 2008; and Mikaela Sundgren, American Society of Animal Science Junior Award.

Jacob Gleason, Maple Hill, American Society of Animal Science Junior Award; Amy Sents, McPherson, American Society of Animal Science Junior Award; Jenna Petesch, Meriden, American Society of Animal Science Junior Award; Jon Pretz, senior in agriculture education, Paola, College of Agriculture Student of the Month for September 2008; Michelle Mansel, St. John, American Society of Animal Science Senior Award; Elizabeth Holmgren, Salina, American Society of Animal Science Junior Award; Kyla Clawson, Satanta, American Society of Animal Science Sophomore Award; Jason Olberding, Seneca, American Society of Animal Science Sophomore Award; Daniel Madden and Rhea Richardson, both American Society of Animal Science Sophomore Awards and both from Topeka; Dena Bunnel, senior in agricultural communications and journalism and political science, Welda, College of Agriculture Student of the Month for December 2008 and College of Agriculture Student of Year and Douglas C. Weyer Scholarship in Agriculture recipient; Miles Theurer, Wellington, American Society of Animal Science Junior Award; William Brown, Westmoreland, American Society of Animal Science Senior Award and College of Agriculture Student of the Month for April 2009; Aaron Thiessen, senior in animal sciences and industry, Whitewater, College of Agriculture Student of the Month for October 2008; and David Hale, senior in agricultural economics, College of Agriculture Student of the Month for March 2009, and Melanie Ray, American Society of Animal Science Junior Award, both from Wichita.

From out of state:

From California: Jenna Dockweiler, Encinitas, American Society of Animal Science Junior Award; Jennifer Giraldin, Topanga, American Society of Animal Science Senior Award.

From Illinois: Anna Gabriel, Dixon, American Society of Animal Science Senior Award; Elisa Cardwell, Wheaton, outstanding senior in horticultural therapy; and Joseph Iliff, Wyoming, American Society of Animal Science Senior Award.

Brett Fritz, Paullina, Iowa, American Society of Animal Science Senior Award; Kimberly Tarvis, senior in animal sciences and industry, Westport, Mass., College of Agriculture Student of the Month for February 2009; Aubrie Sellner, Granite Falls, Minn., American Society of Animal Science Junior Award.

Natalie Schreyer, Mankato, Minn., American Society of Animal Science Sophomore Award; Kathleen Neugebauer, Grandview, Mo., American Society of Animal Science Junior Award; Julie White, senior in animal sciences and industry and agricultural communications and journalism, Warrensburg, Mo., College of Agriculture Student of the Month for January 2009.

From Nebraska: Megan Haney, Lincoln, American Society of Animal Science Sophomore Award; Lance Schmidt, Monroe, American Society of Animal Science Junior Award; Katelyn Harvey, American Society of Animal Science Senior Award, and Kayla Le, American Society of Animal Science Sophomore Award, both from Papillion; Megan Okeson, Plattsmouth, American Society of Animal Science Sophomore Award; and Robert Kreikemeier, West Point, American Society of Animal Science Junior Award.

Rebecca Tokach, American Society of Animal Science Senior Award, St. Anthony, N.D.; Jacob Keifer, Boonton, N.J., American Society of Animal Science Sophomore Award; Qiuxia Chen, Brooklyn, N.Y., outstanding senior in horticultural therapy; Thomas Wilson, Locust, N.C., American Society of Animal Science Senior Award; Hyatt Frobose, American Society of Animal Science Senior Award, Pemberville, Ohio; and Pamela Kimmel-Burian, Beresford, S.D., American Society of Animal Science Senior Award.