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Source: Carla Jones, 785-532-7305,

Friday, Oct. 30, 2009


MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's Multicultural Student Honor Society recently inducted new members. The organization recognizes the academic achievements of multicultural students at K-State.

"The Multicultural Student Honor Society was founded in 1999 to honor the academic achievements of multicultural students who have been successful at K-State," said Carla Jones, assistant vice president of student life and senior associate dean of students. Jones also serves as chair of the honor society's advisory board.

"We wanted to reward students who have persisted to the sophomore year, with 45 hours and beyond, and who have a cumulative K-State grade point average of at least 3.0," Jones said. "Transfer students at the sophomore level who have completed at least one semester at K-State also are eligible."

New members of K-State's Multicultural Student Honor Society include:

Tristan Carter, senior in public relations, Andover; Sara McClanahan, junior in Spanish and social work, Clyde; Julisa Hernandez, junior in elementary education, and Edmond Rivera, sophomore in nutritional sciences, both from Dodge City; Kristen Garcia, sophomore in family and consumer sciences education, Emporia; Naaman Flores, senior in accounting and pre-law, Garden City.

From Greater Kansas City: Ayracon Almaraz, sophomore in architectural engineering, Leawood; Elizabeth Renteria, sophomore in Spanish, Cassandra Smith, sophomore in biology, and Derrik Wiggins, sophomore in arts and sciences-open option, all from Olathe; and Justine Wallis, junior in marketing, Shawnee.

Christina Ison, senior in secondary education, and Sabrina Hogue, sophomore in finance, both from Junction City; Graciela Orozco, sophomore in animal sciences and industry, Kanopolis.

From Manhattan: Rebekah Archie, junior in dietetics and public health nutrition; Tamica Lige, junior in fine arts; Stefani McCluney, junior in psychology and family studies and human services; Melisa Posey, junior in women's studies; and Manroj Singh Sangha, sophomore in architectural engineering.

Victoria Fort, junior in public health nutrition, Tonganoxie; Juan Flores, sophomore in arts and sciences-open option, and Danielle Vaughn, senior in anthropology, both from Topeka; and Monica Daya Khurana, senior in microbiology and premedicine, and Emma Allison Link, sophomore in nutrition and kinesiology, both from Wichita.

From out of state: Macario Benavides, sophomore in business administration pre-professional, Allen, Texas; and Eresiya Odom, sophomore in clinical lab science-medical technology, Dallas, Texas.