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August 24, 2017



College of Architecture, Planning & Design selects peer educators

By Lisa Last

Thirty-seven students in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, at Kansas State University have been selected as peer educators for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Peer educators are upper-level APDesign students who serve as mentors to first-year students in the college. Teams of three to four peer educators are assigned to each first-year design studio to provide support to students throughout the fall semester. Activities relating to time management, goal setting and leveraging strengths are planned and facilitated as part of the Studio Seminar course taken by all first-year APDesign students. Peer educators also provide desk critiques in studios at least twice each month.

"As an incoming first-year APDesign student, the projects and workload seemed a little intimidating," said Julia Kappelman, second-year landscape architecture student and new peer educator. "Being able to talk to and seek advice from students who understood exactly what I was going through, made my first semester much easier." 

The following students are 2017-2018 peer educators:

Joshua Barragree, third-year student in landscape architecture, Andale; Roger Clark, third-year student in architecture, Anthony; Emme Goodin, second-year student in interior architecture and product design, Augusta; Samantha Estabrook, fourth-year student in regional and community planning, Buhler; Matthew Dickman, fourth-year student in architecture, Colby; and Meredith Hill, third-year student in interior architecture and product design, Fort Scott. 

From Greater Kansas City: Rachel Rankin, fifth-year student in landscape architecture, Leawood; Leah Steinacker, second-year student in architecture, Lenexa; Kappelman, second-year student in landscape architecture, Olathe; Rachel Scheffler, second-year student in architecture, and Samantha Specht, third-year student in interior architecture and product design, both from Overland Park; and Siddarth Jambunathan, second-year student in architecture, Shawnee. 

From Manhattan: Rachel Foss, fourth-year student in regional and community planning; Grant Urban, third-year student in architecture; and Andrew Wood, fourth-year student in architecture. 

Ashley Akers, second-year student in landscape architecture, and Maura Thieszen, third-year student in interior architecture and product design, both from Newton; Jared Shelton, fourth-year student in architecture, Norton; Shelby Cooke, third-year student in landscape architecture, and Madison Maley, third-year student in landscape architecture, both from Osawatomie.

Lesley Frohberg, fourth-year student in regional and community planning, Waterville

From out of state:

Kanoa San Miguel, third-year student in interior architecture and product design, Longmont, Colorado; Ashley Stark, third-year student in interior architecture and product design, Burlington, Illinois; and Andrew Young, fourth-year student in regional and community planning, Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

From Missouri: Yuvrajsinh Dodiya, third-year student in architecture, Bridgeton; Amber Berg, third-year student in regional and community planning, Centertown, Dean Randolph, second-year student in architecture, Chesterfield; Kathryn Owara, fourth-year student in interior architecture and product design, Kansas City; Peyton Nolan, second-year student in Architecture, Liberty; Abigail Dick, third-year student in interior architecture and product design, and Caroline Finck, fifth-year student in landscape architecture, both from Mexico; and Abigail Baker, third-year student in interior architecture and product design, St. Louis.

Bridget Hake, third-year student in landscape architecture, and Regan Tokos, fourth-year student in regional and community planning, both from Omaha, Nebraska; and Taylor Whitaker, fifth-year student in regional and community planning, Moorestown, New Jersey.

Krishan Baniqued, second-year student in architecture, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; and Connor Vining, second-year student in landscape architecture, Houston, Texas.