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November 13, 2013



K-State Center for Risk Management Education and Research announces student fellows

By Amanda Erichsen

The Kansas State University Center for Risk Management Education and Research has selected its second class of student fellows.

The center seeks to enhance the understanding of economic risks inherent in our global society through world-class experiential education and research.

The 17 students selected for this class include:

  • Logan Britton, agricultural economics, agricultural communications and journalism, Bartlett
  • Kurtis Clawson, agricultural economics, agronomy, Satanta
  • Kassie Curran, food science, agricultural economics, Farlington
  • William Damme-Longinaker, agricultural economics, Randolph, Iowa
  • Joseph Dasenbrock, economics, psychology, Cimarron
  • Ethan Dhuyvetter, marketing, Manhattan
  • Thomas Einck, finance, Marion, S.D.      
  • MaryLynn Griebel, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, Stockton
  • Jonathan Higgins, finance, accounting, Lenexa
  • Shelby Hill, agricultural economics, animal science and industry, and earning a master’s degree in agricultural economics, Satanta
  • Gerald Mashange, finance and economics, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • Mario Ortez, agribusiness, and earning a master’s degree in agricultural economics, Nicaragua
  • Laura Rogers, bachelor’s and master’s degree in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, Clyde
  • Nathan Stinson, agricultural economics, Allen
  • Jason Troendle, agricultural economics, St. Charles, Minn.
  • Lacey Ward, agribusiness, and earning a master’s degree in agricultural economics, Superior, Neb. 
  • Nicholas Wineinger, agribusiness, Lincoln

"We had a phenomenal slate of immensely talented and diverse applicants and the selection process was difficult," said Ted Schroeder, director of the center and professor of agricultural economics. "A lot of things happen with the center including guest lectures, industry visits, student research projects, and tremendous interest from industry leaders in this program. New contacts between industry and the center occur almost daily."

By providing students and business professionals with the information and tools necessary to identify, quantify and manage risk, the center complements K-State's strategic plan. Additionally, the center supports the greater university mission of advancing the well-being of the state of Kansas, the U.S. and the international community.

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