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Website: http://www.k-state.edu/graduation/ for a live webcast of commencement ceremonies
News release prepared by: Stephanie Jacques, 785-532-3452, sjacques@k-state.edu

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Providing a special touch: Students lend talents to university commencement ceremonies

MANHATTAN -- Several Kansas State University students will be part of the university's upcoming commencement ceremonies -- May 5, 11 and 12 -- as singers, musicians and speakers. A live webcast of the ceremonies will be available at http://www.k-state.edu/graduation/.

The students include:

Tiffany Zawacki, bachelor's candidate in animal sciences and industry, Abilene, will sing the national anthem at commencement for the College of Agriculture.

Bethany Bohnenblust, bachelor's candidate in agricultural communications and journalism, Altamont, will be student speaker at commencement for the College of Agriculture.

Julie Hartsel, bachelor's candidate in food science and industry, Concordia, will sing the national anthem at commencement for the College of Agriculture.

Jacob Campbell, master's candidate in architecture, Derby, will be a student speaker at commencement for the College of Architecture, Planning and Design.

Alex Perkins, freshman in music education, Derby, will play the tuba at the commencements for the College of Architecture, Planning and Design and the College of Engineering.

Michael Ternes, bachelor's candidate in psychology and music, Goddard, will play the trumpet at commencements for the College of Architecture, Planning and Design and the College of Engineering.

Christopher Miertschin, junior in music education, Hutchinson, will play the horn at commencements for the College of Architecture, Planning and Design and the College of Engineering.

Robert Haynes, bachelor's candidate in animal sciences and industry, Junction City, will sing the national anthem at commencement for the College of Agriculture.

Audra Walker, bachelor's candidate in industrial engineering, Lawrence, will be a student speaker at commencement for the College of Engineering.

Kyle Landau, bachelor's candidate in accounting, finance and marketing, Leawood, will be a member of the men's quartet singing at commencement for the College of Business Administration.

Blair Kocher, bachelor's candidate in management, Lenexa, will be member of the men's quartet singing at commencement for the College of Business Administration.

Kody Lynn, junior in marketing, Lindsborg, will be member of the men's quartet singing at commencement for the College of Business Administration.

Katrene Bormann, bachelor's candidate in agricultural communications and journalism, Louisburg, will be a student speaker at commencement for the College of Agriculture.

Janie Brokenicky, graduate student in music, Manhattan, will sing the national anthem at commencement for the Graduate School.

Kevin Credit, master's candidate regional and community planning, Manhattan, will be a student speaker at commencement for the College of Architecture, Planning and Design.

Carmen Wilson, bachelor's candidate in Spanish education, Manhattan, will be a student speaker at commencement for the College of Education.

Kelley Nelson, senior in public health nutrition, Manhattan, will be a student speaker at commencement for the College of Human Ecology.

Robert Clark, bachelor's candidate in biological systems engineering, Manhattan, will sing the national anthem and the alma mater at commencement for the College of Engineering.

Alyssa Goehri, bachelor's candidate in animal sciences and industry, Olathe, will sing the national anthem at commencement for the College of Agriculture.

Zach Nelson, bachelor's candidate in marketing, Overland Park, will be a member of the men's quartet singing at commencement for the College of Business Administration.

Julia Roque, doctor of veterinary medicine candidate and president of the fourth-year veterinary medicine class, Overland Park, will be the student speaker at commencement for the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Lee Scherman, bachelor's candidate in engineering technology and technology management, Paola, will be the student marshal at commencement for K-State Salina.

Kirsten Hyde, junior in music education and applied music, Shawnee, will sing the national anthem at commencement for the College of Education.

Bryan Meyer, doctor of veterinary medicine candidate, Wichita, will sing the national anthem at commencement for the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Jared Pumphrey, master's candidate in landscape architecture, Independence, Mo., will be a student speaker at commencement for the College of Architecture, Planning and Design.

Alice Roam, master's candidate in interior architecture and product design, Lebanon, Mo., will be a student speak at commencement for the College of Architecture, Planning and Design.

Vincent Carlisle, graduate student in adult, occupational and continuing education, Parkville, Mo., will be a reader at commencement for the Graduate School.

Patrick Sullivan, graduate student in music, St. Charles, Mo., will play the trombone at commencements for the College of Architecture, Planning and Design and the College of Engineering.

Michael Denk, senior in biology, Brick, N.J., will play the organ at commencements for the College of Agriculture and the College of Human Ecology.

Danielle Cornacchio, graduate student in music, Shirley, N.Y., will sing the national anthem at commencement for the College of Arts and Sciences, and sing the alma mater and the national anthem at commencement for the College of Human Ecology.

Jim Johnson, graduate student in music, Belle Vernon, Pa., will play the trumpet at commencements for the College of Architecture, Planning and Design and the College of Engineering.

Heather Kuhn, graduate student in architecture, San Antonio, Texas, will sing the national anthem at commencement for the College of Architecture, Planning and Design.

Tammy Sonnentag, graduate student in psychology, Edgar, Wis., will provide the Graduate Student Council remarks at commencement for the Graduate School.

Jana Krajciova, graduate student in music, Slovakia, will play the organ at commencements for the College of Education and College of Business Administration.