Source: Carla Jones, 785-532-7305, cjones@k-state.edu
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Dodge City, Garden City, Jetmore, Kansas City, Liberal, Olathe, Overland Park, Tribune and Wichita, Kan. Also for Simi Valley, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; Joplin and St. Louis, Mo.; Dallas, Texas; and Alexandria, Va.
Note to editor:
Donte Bernard is a graduate of Olathe South High School.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011

RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE: MULTICULTURAL STUDENT HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTS NEW MEMBERS

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's Multicultural Student Honor Society has 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 and senior associate dean of students. Jones also serves as the honor society's adviser.

"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 are also eligible."

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

Adrian Gomez, senior in biology and pre-dentistry, and Jose Martinez-Giron, senior in architecture, both from Dodge City; Lilia Flores, junior in public health nutrition and pre-optometry, and Karem Roman, junior in public health nutrition, both from Garden City.

From Greater Kansas City: Blake Franklin, junior in marketing and graphic design, Stephon Hardridge, sophomore in architecture, Jasmine Holmes, sophomore in marketing, Ingrid Perez, sophomore in business administration, and Lawrencia White, junior in elementary education, all from Kansas City, Kan.; Donte Bernard, junior in psychology, Olathe; and Amy Vu, senior in agronomy, Overland Park.

Maryssa Estrada, senior in elementary education, Jetmore; Carina Diaz de Leon, senior in secondary education-speech, and Jeanette Galan, sophomore in secondary education, both from Liberal; Ruddy Yanez, sophomore in family studies and human services and Spanish, Tribune; and Natalie Loggans, sophomore in secondary education-English, Wichita.

From out of state:

Sabrina Rinaldi, junior in family studies and human services, Simi Valley, Calif.; Wondwossen Dessie, sophomore in computer science and mathematics, Washington, D.C.; Eunice Aquino, junior in microbiology, Joplin, Mo.; Orendrea Carter, junior in public health nutrition, St. Louis, Mo.; Jonathan Coleman, sophomore in arts and sciences-open option, Dallas, Texas; and Lauren Garrott, junior in regional and community planning, Alexandria, Va.