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K-State Today

February 26, 2015



New Orientation Programs team members selected

By Kate Murphy

Making new students feel welcome and apart of the Kansas State University family right away will be the job of 42 students selected to serve in the 2014-2015 Orientation Programs.

K-State's Orientation Programs include Orientation and Enrollment and Wildcat Warm-up. These select individuals inform new students about resources, services, activities and facilities available at the university through large- and small-group sessions.

To prepare for summer orientation and enrollment sessions, as well as the school year ahead, the new orientation leaders participate in training sessions during the spring semester and early summer, fine-tuning their knowledge of services and resources on campus. They also develop interactive presentations for new students and learn leadership skills.

Serving as 2014-2015 orientation leaders:

First time orientation leaders — Becky Brady, junior in elementary education, Wichita; Taylor Fry, sophomore in marketing, Great Bend; Mario Garcia III, freshman in secondary education, Shawnee; Kaitlyn Goddard, junior in marketing, Olathe; Allie Holyfield, sophomore in mass communications and marketing, Liberty, Missouri; Patrick Kennedy, sophomore in accounting and finance, Paola; Jacob McIntire, freshman in business management, Gardner; Joe Tinker, junior in psychological sciences, Stilwell.

Returning orientation leaders — Emma Barnett, a sophomore in political science and international studies, Hutchinson; Shunyce Battles, a junior in psychology and philosophy, Kansas City; Mohri Exline, junior in political science and international studies, Salina; Abigail Hammack, junior in journalism and mass communications, Woodway, Texas; Cody Kennedy, senior in secondary education and mathematics, Phillipsburg; Faith Loepp, senior in communication sciences and disorders, Overland Park; Paige Nickell, sophomore in open option, St. George; Gregory Rieber, sophomore in business management, Orange, California; Steven Scott, junior in interior architecture and product design, Lenexa; Jon Wolfe, senior in bakery science and management, Pittsburg; Abby Works, senior in food science and industry, Iola; Matt Zemanick, sophomore in accounting and finance, Wichita.

The orientation and enrollment parent host is Lizzie Petite, senior in human resource management from Junction City.

2014-2015 Wildcat Warm-up counselors:

First-time Wildcat Warm-up counselors — Drew Bormann, freshman in business management, Stilwell; Katy Fernandes, sophomore in marketing, Flower Mound, Texas; Efren Frayre, sophomore in business management and entrepreneurship, Garden City; Maura Hanse, freshman in women's studies, Colby; Katie Herbel, freshman in business communications, Leawood; Hannah Kemp, sophomore in art education, Linwood; Anna Meissbach, freshman in history and political science, Lawrence; Morgan Mobley, sophomore in journalism and mass communications, Overland Park; Lucas Moeder, freshman in animal sciences and industry, LaCrosse; Tina Novak, junior in animal sciences and industry, Omaha, Nebraska; Will Orth, freshman in accounting, Prairie Village.

Returning Wildcat Warm-up counselors — Chance Berndt, senior in marketing, Herrington; Caroline Busch, junior in marketing, Overland Park; Cody Derby, senior in athletic training; Glenwood Springs, Colorado; Sam Edwards, sophomore in public relations and pre-law, Olathe; Kyle Elliott, sophomore in public relations, Wichita; Josh Larson, junior in marketing, Shawnee; Mandy Marchesini, sophomore in marketing, Loundonville, New York; Hunter Post, sophomore in kinesiology, Beloit; Rebekah Shirley, sophomore in kinesiology, nutrition and pre-chiropractic, Dodge City.

Wildcat Warm-up directors — Allison Harwood, junior in entrepreneurship and marketing, Lawrence; Catie Madderom, junior in secondary education, English, and journalism, Leawood; Jessica VanRanken, sophomore in political science and international studies, Lindsborg; Chayce Wynn, senior in biology and premedicine, Kansas City.

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