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News release prepared by: Katie Mayes, 785-532-6415, kmayes@k-state.edu

K-STATE'S HEAD FOOTBALL COACH, RETIRED CARGILL CEO AMONG SPEAKERS FOR COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES AT K-STATE MAY 9, 15 AND 16

MANHATTAN -- The architect of Kansas State University's turnaround in football, the head of Indiana's department of agriculture and a retired Cargill executive are among the speakers for K-State's spring commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 9, in Salina, and Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, in Manhattan.

Commencement speakers, by college, include:

* Anne Hazlett, director of the Indiana Department of Agriculture, for the College of Agriculture. Hazlett received her bachelor's in agricultural communications from K-State and is an attorney. The college's commencement is at 2:15 p.m. May 16 in Bramlage Coliseum.

* Rick Martin for the College of Architecture, Planning and Design. Martin is a 1976 graduate of the College of Architecture, Planning and Design and is managing senior principal with Populous, a Kansas City, Mo.-based design firm. The college's commencement is at 10 a.m. May 16 in McCain Auditorium.

* Bill Snyder for the College of Arts and Sciences. Snyder, K-State's head football coach, is known for turning K-State football around and taking the team to 11 straight bowl games. The college's commencement is at 8:30 a.m. May 16 in Bramlage Coliseum.

* Duane Cantrell, former president of Payless ShoeSource, for the College of Business Administration. Cantrell has a degree in economics from K-State and is involved in financial and real estate firms. The college's commencement is at 12:30 p.m. May 16 in Bramlage Coliseum.

* Janice Wissman, associate dean of the College of Education and professor of secondary education, for the college. Wissman received both her bachelor's and master's degrees from K-State and has been on the K-State faculty since 1968. The college's commencement is at 11 a.m. May 16 in Bramlage Coliseum.

* Warren Staley, retired chief executive officer of Cargill Inc., for the College of Engineering. Staley, a 1965 K-State graduate in electrical engineering, was elected to the College of Engineering's Hall of Fame in 1997. He also will receive K-State's Medal of Excellence. The college's commencement is at 6:15 p.m. May 16 in Bramlage Coliseum.

* Roger McHaney, a university distinguished teaching scholar, for the Graduate School. McHaney is a professor of management systems in the College of Business Administration. The Graduate School commencement is at 1 p.m. May 15 in Bramlage Coliseum.

* Denis Medieros, associate dean of K-State's College of Human Ecology and head of the department of human nutrition, for the college. Medieros is a prominent scientist and leader in the field of human nutrition. The college's commencement is at 4:15 p.m. May 16 in Bramlage Coliseum.

* Dennis Law, dean of K-State's College of Architecture, Planning and Design and a landscape architect, for K-State at Salina. Law will return to full-time teaching at the end of the school year after serving as dean since 1995. The college's commencement is at 10 a.m. May 9 at the Kansas Highway Patrol Headquarters, 2025 E. Iron Ave., Salina.

* Bo Brock, veterinarian, for the College of Veterinary Medicine. Brock owns the Brock Veterinary Clinic in Lamesa, Texas. The college's commencement is at 3:30 p.m. May 15 in McCain Auditorium.