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K-State Today

April 10, 2015



K-State Alumni Association selects students to help plan homecoming's 100th anniversary

By Dawn Furnas

Eighteen Kansas State University students recently were selected to join the 2015 Homecoming Committee, which is made up of about 40 students. This year's celebration marks the 100th anniversary of the homecoming tradition at K-State. Activities will take place Oct. 11-17, concluding with the football game against Oklahoma on Oct. 17.

The 2015 K-State Student Ambassadors also will serve on the committee. They are Nathan Laudan, senior, food science and agricultural communications, Paola; and Katie VanDever, sophomore, communication studies, Augusta.

A committee of K-State Alumni Association staff members selects students for the Homecoming Student Committee after an application review process. The committee members are responsible for selecting and planning all homecoming events, creating rules and guidelines for student competitions, and promoting and staffing all events.

"We are looking forward to working with this creative, hardworking group of students," said Amanda Lee, assistant director of student programs for the K-State Alumni Association. "They will ensure that the 100th anniversary of K-State Homecoming will be something students and alumni will remember for years to come."

The following in-state students were selected:

Shelbi Allen, sophomore, communication sciences and disorders, Ottawa
Edgar Cordero, sophomore, advertising, Overland Park
Allison Doll, freshman, open option, Garden City
Kati Hess, sophomore, marketing, Overland Park
Emily Klesner, sophomore, hospitality management, Tyro
Jenna Kriegh, sophomore, psychology, Sharon Springs
Scott LaMunyon, sophomore, psychology, pre-law, Towanda
Gillian Long, junior, biochemistry, pre-med, Leawood
Lindsay May, freshman, biology, Shawnee
Andrew Nevins, freshman, marketing, Roeland Park
Kristin Nycklemoe, sophomore, apparel marketing and journalism, Olathe
Lauren Price, senior, public relations and mass communication, Prairie Village
Lucas Renz, freshman, political science, Salina
Geneva White, sophomore, animal sciences/agribusiness, Junction City

The following out-of-state students were selected:

Bailie Bridges, junior, public relations, Dallas, Texas
Raegan Hildebrand, freshman, life sciences, pre-med, Kansas City, Missouri
Greg Rieber, sophomore, business management, Orange, California
Megan Williamson, sophomore, accounting, Spring, Texas

These new members will join 18 current Homecoming committee members. The current in-state students are:

Ronald Atkinson, junior, music education, Junction City
Chance Berndt, senior, marketing, Herington
Courtney Claxton, junior, communication sciences and disorders, Olathe
Peyton Evans, junior, business management, Topeka
Mohri Exline, sophomore, political science, Salina
Kim Friedrichs, senior, nutrition and health, Andale
Melissa Gaddis, senior, architecture, Olathe
Kaitlyn Goddard, junior, marketing, Olathe
Kirstyn Heine, senior, food science and industry, Lawrence
Brett Holle, junior, finance and accounting, Wamego
Sammie Kruse, junior, secondary education, Olathe
Kerrie Leinmiller-Renick, sophomore, advertising, Lawrence
Maggie Meyer, sophomore, chemical engineering, Lenexa
Eliza Scott, junior, public relations, Bonner Springs
Rylee Shea, junior, special education, Shawnee

The current out-of-state students are:

Abigail Fiala, junior, landscape architecture, St. Louis, Missouri
Kylie Sturgis, junior, public relations, Wilcox, Nebraska
Cody Watson, sophomore, business management, Branson, Missouri

Stay up-to-date on all 2015 Homecoming activities.

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