February 28, 2013

College of Agriculture selects new student ambassadors

By Logan Britton

The College of Agriculture at Kansas State University has selected 29 students to serve as ambassadors. As College of Agriculture ambassadors, their main responsibilities are to recruit prospective students and to tell their own K-State story. They will also assist with more than 650 prospective student visits and represent the college and university at various events throughout the year.

Prior to being named ambassadors, the students had to pass the College of Agriculture Training, or CAT, program, an eight-week course teaching students about the college. Upon completion they submitted an application, were interviewed by faculty and current ambassadors and gave a presentation on how the College of Agriculture prepares students for a career in agriculture.

New College of Agriculture ambassadors include:

Emily Harris, freshman in agribusiness, Abilene; Monica Farfan, sophomore in animal sciences and industry, Andover; Ellen Walker, freshman in food science and industry, Arkansas City; Cain Fouard, freshman in agricultural education, Brookville; Arissa Moyer, freshman in agricultural economics, Emporia; Leah Kimzey, freshman in agricultural economics, Fredonia; Arika Haresnape, freshman in agricultural education, Lebanon; Annie Clark, sophomore in animal sciences and industry, Overland Park; Marie Gavin, freshman in animal sciences and industry, and Ronnie Sullivan, freshman in agribusiness, both of Paola; Jonathan Meyer, sophomore in agricultural education, Parsons; Lucas Goddard, freshman in agricultural economics, Penokee; Evan Woodbury, freshman in agricultural education, Quenemo; Bailey Boomhower, junior in agribusiness, Russell; Taylor Peterson, sophomore in agricultural economics, and Mariah Woolsoncroft, junior in animal sciences and industry, both from Salina; Garrett Kays, freshman in agribusiness, Weir; Shannon Maxwell, freshman in agricultural economics, Whiting; and Emily Beneda, freshman in food science and industry, and Andrea Mattas, freshman in agricultural education, both from Wilson.

From out of state: Bradley Baker, junior in food science and industry, Ariton, Ala.; Mack Witzel, junior in agricultural education, Burlington, Colo.; Amanda Dainton, freshman in feed science and management, Mansfield Center, Conn.; Kinzie Selke, junior in agricultural education, Frankfort, Ind.; Victoria Willis, sophomore in animal sciences and industry, Pasadena, Md.; Nicole Lane, freshman in agricultural communications and journalism, Canyon City, Ore.; Kiah Gourley, sophomore in animal sciences and industry, Philomath, Ore.; Jake Erceg, sophomore in animal sciences and industry, Talent, Ore.; and Hillary Breene, junior in agribusiness, Greenwich, R.I.