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K-State Today

March 17, 2014



13 new Student Alumni Board members selected to assist K-State Alumni Association

By Amanda Brookover

Thirteen Kansas State University students were recently selected to serve on the Student Alumni Board, a group of approximately 35 students who promote and serve the university and the K-State Alumni Association. Each year, students are selected after an extensive interview process.

Student Alumni Board members are responsible for planning and hosting several programs to recruit students to K-State, including the For Sophomores Only program for high school sophomores and the Just for Juniors program for high school juniors and their parents. Members also coordinate and assist with Wildcats Forever, Grad Bash, the Distinguished Young Alumni Award, the Junior Wildcats Club and other K-State Alumni Association events.

"This is a group of well-rounded, creative and engaged students who are passionate about their university," said Amanda Brookover, Student Alumni Board adviser and assistant director of student programs for the K-State Alumni Association. "We look forward to working with them to promote K-State."

The following students were selected:

Katie VanDever, Augusta,  freshman in communication studies, daughter of Jamie and Heather VanDever.

Taylor Fry, Great Bend, freshman in business management, daughter of Jeff and Angie Fry.

Kevin Klein, Lenexa, sophomore in mechanical engineering, son of Dan and Anne Klein.

Sierra Lekie, Lenexa, freshman in political science and economics, daughter of Dan and Colleen Lekie.

Caitlyn Webb, Manhattan, freshman in international business and pre-law, daughter of Craig and Susan Webb.

Samuel Edwards, Olathe, freshman in public relations, son of Jim and Bev Edwards.

Madeline Plankers, Olathe, freshman in finance and Spanish, daughter of Jim and Laurie Plankers.

Morgan Mobley, Overland Park, freshman in broadcast journalism, daughter of Kevin and Brenda Mobley.

Luke Schnefke, Shawnee, sophomore in mechanical engineering, son of Jim and Debbie Schnefke.

Zev Allen, Solider, freshman in open option, son of David and Angela Allen.

Andy Hurtig, Wichita, sophomore in regional and community planning, son of Tony and Kim Hurtig.

Kyle Rohrmann, Fresno, Calif., freshman in business administration, son of Lance and Joell Rohrmann.

Amanda Marchesini, Loudonville, N.Y., freshman in hospitality management, daughter of Frank and Debbie Marchesini.