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Source: Diane Potts, 785-532-1090,

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009


MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design has named four 1999 graduates as its 2009 Alumni Honorees.

The honorees will visit Manhattan Thursday, Nov. 12, and Friday, Nov. 13, to meet with students and faculty, as well as to participate in class and studio visits. An exhibition of their professional work also will be displayed in Seaton Hall's Chang Gallery from Nov. 2-13. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

The 2009 Alumni Honorees pursue their careers in diverse professional settings and capacities for which their education from the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design helped them prepare. The honor is the college's way of recognizing the contributions its alumni make to environmental, social and economic preservation and enhancement.

The 2009 Alumni Honorees are:

* Adam Herbig, Kansas City, Mo., director of environments and events for Kendal King Group, a retail marketing firm. He spends most of his time coordinating exhibit and event displays for Nickelodeon/Viacom Consumer Products.

* Jason Jaggi, Clayton, Mo., senior planner with the city of Clayton. He oversees the city's zoning and subdivision ordinances, reviews complex development proposals and proposed exterior changes to buildings, and spearheading the city's sustainability efforts.

* Heidi (Bielenberg) Pollmann, Kansas City, Mo., a project manager at Confluence. She is currently managing the design and implementation of corridor aesthetics associated with the Missouri Department of Transportation's kcICON project and the new Christopher S. Bond Bridge.

* Ryan Robinett, Santa Monica, Calif., a designer at WWCOT. He mentors junior team members in building information modeling as the firm transitions all new projects to Revit software.