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Source: Dana Minihan, 785-532-7258, prplpwr@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Beth Bohn, 785-532-6415, bbohn@k-state.edu

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

K-STATE'S DANA MINIHAN TO SERVE AS NATIONAL ADVISER TO ORGANIZATION FOR STUDENTS IN AGRONOMY, SOIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

MANHATTAN -- A Kansas State University faculty member has been appointed a national adviser to the Students of Agronomy, Soils and Environmental Sciences.

Dana Minihan, assistant academic coordinator and an instructor for K-State's department of agronomy, was recently appointed to a one-year term on the organization's national advisory committee. The Students of Agronomy, Soils and Environmental Sciences is the undergraduate organization of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and the Soil Science Society of America.

Minihan is representing the Crop Science Society of America on the advisory committee and will help plan the students' portion of the annual meetings of the three societies, which will be Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2010, in Long Beach, Calif.

The Students of Agronomy, Soils and Environmental Sciences is composed of chapters at colleges and universities that provide a curriculum in agronomy, crops, soils and environmental sciences. The organization provides variety of programs and activities on the local and national levels for students to become professionally involved and to prepare for their future careers.

Minihan, Blaine, joined K-State in 1989 and has served with the department of agronomy since 1994. She is a faculty adviser to K-State's Wheat State Agronomy Club and has been active with the Kansas Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, where she currently serves as past president. She earned a bachelor's in management and ethics from Manhattan Christian College; a master's in college student personnel from K-State; and is a K-State doctoral candidate in college student personnel.