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K-State Today

March 10, 2017



University selects orientation and enrollment student leaders for 2017

By Alma Hidalgo

Making new students feel welcome and a part of the K-State family will be the job of 46 students selected to serve in the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 school year, 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.

2017-2018 orientation leaders:

First-time orientation leaders: Lacy Pitts, sophomore in agricultural economics, Buhler; Karina Michel, junior in communication sciences and disorders, Dodge City; Abigail Lane, freshman in communication sciences and disorders, Gardner; Kelli Veach, sophomore in communication sciences and disorders, Hays; Devin Bratkiv, freshman in open option, Iola; Parker Thomsen, sophomore in finance, Lenexa; Eric Deters, sophomore in industrial engineering, Manhattan; Madison Wilkins, freshman in finance and pre-law, Overland Park; Tyler Howard, freshman in mechanical engineering, Stilwell; Tori Everett, sophomore in management and Colby Works, freshman kinesiology and psychology, both from Topeka; and Ashlyn Ries, sophomore in advertising and marketing, Zac Donley, sophomore in biology and Emily Zwick, sophomore in agricultural economics, all from Wichita.

From out of state: Lydia Supe, freshman in hospitality management, Fort Collins, Colorado. 

Returning orientation leaders: Matt Mindrup, sophomore in biology and philosophy, Hays; Mario Garcia, junior in family studies and human services, Shawnee; and Chase Brokke, sophomore in industrial engineering, Topeka.  

Sami Thomas, senior in family studies and human services, Maryland Heights, Missouri, will serve as orientation and enrollment parent host.

Lexi Zavala, senior in kinesiology, Wellington, is the orientation and enrollment student director. 

2017- 2018 Wildcat Warm-up counselors:

First-time Wildcat Warm-up counselors: Zoe Nicolet, freshman in gender, women, and sexuality studies, Dodge City; Ethan Kallenberger, freshman in medical biochemistry and chemistry, Lawrence; Sabrina Cline, freshman in secondary education and Spanish, Adam Houghton, freshman in pre-veterinary medicine and Maddy McCormick, sophomore in kinesiology, Overland Park; Avery Bolar, freshman in finance and economics, Prairie Village; Kyla Bandel, sophomore in athletic training and gerontology, Saint Francis; Blake Medley, freshman in mechanical engineering, Topeka; and Zach Wright, freshman in secondary education and Spanish, Wichita.

From out of state: Megan Stoa, freshman in nutritional sciences, Scottsdale, Arizona; Hannah Markel, freshman in psychology and journalism and mass communications, Rogers, Arkansas; and Zach Bird, sophomore in kinesiology, Monument, Colorado.

Returning Wildcat Warm-up counselors: Paloma Roman, junior in public relations, Garden City; Cooper McGuire, sophomore in vocal performance, Gardner; Kaine Fredrickson, sophomore in life sciences and pre-dentistry, Oberlin; Jackson Stevens, sophomore in advertising and pre-law, Overland Park; and Nate Faflick, sophomore in family studies and human services, Wichita.

From out of state: Ellen Blackwell, junior in agriculture education, Santa Maria, California; 
Kenedi Kelley, sophomore in American ethnic studies, Chicago, Illinois; Zayra Soto, junior in public relations, Kansas City, Missouri; and Matt Zajic, sophomore in marketing, Omaha, Nebraska. 

Wildcat Warm-up student directors: Maura Hansen, junior in Spanish, Colby; Jordan Kiehl, sophomore in industrial engineering, Fairway; Carrie Mulder, sophomore in general business, Lenexa; and Bailey Porter, junior in biochemistry, Overland Park.