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K-State Today

October 27, 2014



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 announced its third class of student fellows.

The center works to enhance the understanding of economic risks inherent in the global society through experiential education and research.

The 18 students selected for this class represent both undergraduate and graduate levels and include:

  • Dustin Aherin, master's student in animal science and industry, Phillipsburg;
  • Cheyanna Colborn, public relations, Iola;
  • Christa Deneault, mathematics/economics, Concordia;
  • Ryan Goetzmann, agricultural economics, Gardner;
  • Adam Hancock, master's student in agricultural economics, Indianapolis, Indiana;
  • Emily Harris, agribusiness, Abilene;
  • Brady Heidrick, finance and accounting, Olathe;
  • Pedro Masi, agricultural economics, Asuncion, Paraguay;
  • Christa McKittrick, finance and accounting, Mission Hills;
  • Claire Newman, master's student in agricultural economics, Auburn, California;
  • Cody O'Brien, agribusiness, Cherryvale;
  • Samuel Power, finance and accounting, Lenexa;
  • Nicholas Scherrer, economics, Overland Park;
  • Jayce Stabel, agronomy, Lakin;
  • Kylie Sturgis, public relations, Wilcox, Nebraska;
  • Tucker Styrkowicz, bachelor's and master's student, industrial engineering, Leawood;
  • Lucas Sudbeck, agricultural economics, Seneca; and
  • Morganne Wiltse, agribusiness, Wichita.

"This is another stellar class of talented and accomplished student fellows. They will be a great group to work with," said Ted Schroeder, director of the center and professor in the agricultural economics department. "The new student fellows will experience guest lectures and industry visits, conduct student research projects and receive tremendous interest from industry leaders."

The new student fellows begin their program in January 2015.

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.