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K-State Today Student Edition

May 9, 2013



Cat tracks: Students plan study abroad trips across the globe in summer, fall 2013

By Communications and Marketing

Nearly 100 Kansas State University students have received scholarships to study abroad this summer or during the fall semester.

The awards include the office's Global Education Initiative scholarships and Faculty-Led scholarships, made possible by the Kansas State University Student Governing Association. Five students earned the $5,000 Presidential Scholarship for Australia, made possible by university President Kirk Schulz; while others earned scholarships sponsored by private donors through the Kansas State University Foundation.

The study abroad experiences vary in length, from short-term faculty-led trips to programs lasting up to a year. Announced previously were the 10 recipients of the university's $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for international study in the fall 2013 semester. More information on these scholarships is available online.

Students receiving study abroad scholarships, their destination and trip time include:

Amy Boline, junior in agribusiness, Allen, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $250 Doris Hays Fenton Memorial Scholarship, Ireland, fall; Jordan Becker, sophomore in accounting, Andale, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Italy and Spain, fall; Jordan Thomas, sophomore in political sciences, Atchison, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Costa Rica, summer; Madelyn Mitchell, sophomore in fine arts, Bucyrus, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Italy, fall; Aaron Westerman, junior in interior design, Chanute, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Italy and France, summer; Bobbi Shanks, senior in animal sciences and industry, Columbus, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Argentina, summer; Kelsey Martin, sophomore in accounting, Colwich, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship, Italy and Spain, fall; April Rust, junior in accounting, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Italy and Spain, fall.

From Dodge City: Cristabell Bernadec, junior in pre-professional elementary education, $600 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, China, summer; Danielle Jones, junior in applied music, $350 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Spain, summer; and Carla Medrano, junior in elementary education, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship, Ecuador, summer.

Kutter Bookout, junior in accounting, El Dorado, $350 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Germany, summer; Kristen Burton, senior in elementary education, El Dorado, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, China, summer; Ashlen Ellison, junior in pre-veterinary medicine, Garnett, $5,000 Australian Presidential Initiative Scholarship, Australia, fall.

From Greater Kansas City: Ann Grannell, junior in elementary education, Gardner, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Ecuador, summer; Jessica Jasso, junior in pre-professional secondary education, Gardner, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship, China, summer; Stephen Kucera, freshman in applied music, Kansas City, Kan., $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship, Germany and Austria, summer; Caleb Wurth, senior in feed science and management, Kansas City, Mo., $750 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Southern Africa, summer; Lauren Wormington, junior in elementary education, Leawood, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship, Ecuador, summer; Justin Keller, senior in mechanical engineering, Lenexa, $1,000 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship, Czech Republic, fall; Samantha Ridgway, sophomore in apparel and textiles, Lenexa, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Italy, fall; Scott Soptick, master's student in accounting, Lenexa, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Italy, summer; Nicole Wasserman, sophomore in business administration, Lenexa, $350 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Spain, summer; Morgan Rose, junior in elementary education, Mission Hills, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Ecuador, summer; Morgan Grimmert, junior in mass communications, Olathe, $350 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Costa Rica, summer; Madelyn Johnson, sophomore in accounting, Olathe, $750 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Spain, summer; Zachary Bailey, freshman in business administration, Overland Park, $5,000 Australian Presidential Initiative Scholarship, Australia, fall; Rachel Budke, sophomore in bakery science and management, Overland Park, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Italy, fall; Angela Glean, junior in kinesiology, Overland Park, $2,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Ecuador, summer; Aubrey Illig, freshman in fine arts, Overland Park, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship, India, summer; Grant Jackson, sophomore in finance, Overland Park, $350 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Spain, summer; Maria Ross, junior in secondary education-modern languages, Overland Park, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Peru, summer; Sarah Smith, sophomore in family studies and human services, Overland Park, $600 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Spain, summer; Canaan Coker, junior in biology, Shawnee, $750 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Spain, summer; Meredith Guigli, junior in mechanical engineering, Shawnee, $1,000 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship and $250 Catherine Joyce Memorial Scholarship, Czech Republic, fall; Jennifer Stanley, sophomore in pre-professional secondary education, Shawnee, $350 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, England, summer; and Ethan Reinke, junior in mechanical engineering, Stilwell, $1,000 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship, Czech Republic, fall.

Katie Garrison, sophomore in interior design, Haysville, $750 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Italy and France, summer; Courtney Gill, junior in family studies and human services, Hiawatha, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Ireland, summer; Amanda Perser, junior in humanities, Hutchinson, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Spain, summer; Jennifer Stawski, freshman in athletic training, Junction City, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Germany, summer.

Dylan Carr, senior in history, Lakin, $750 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Germany, summer; Rebecca Zheng, junior in biology, Lawrence, $5,000 Australian Presidential Initiative Scholarship and $1,000 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship, Australia, fall; Jamie Briscoe, senior in agribusiness, Lincoln, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship, Ireland, summer.

From Manhattan: Isabella Alonso, junior in theatre, $750 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, England, summer; Jessica Bauerle, senior in elementary education, $2,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Ghana, summer; Graciela Berumen, junior in pre-professional elementary education, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, China, summer; Kathryn Douglass, sophomore in biological systems engineering, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Southern African, summer; Chinazo Ehi, junior in biology, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, United Kingdom, fall; Carolyn Fox, sophomore in agronomy, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship, Southern Africa, summer; Cara Hillstock, junior in English, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship, Vietnam, summer; Cassandra Myskiw, senior in women's studies, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Vietnam, summer; Gabrielle Noakes, junior in communications, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, England, summer; Christopher Rabuck, junior in English, $800 Elfreida Nafziger Scholarship and $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Chile, fall; Emory Rosenow, freshman in applied music, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Germany and Austria, summer; and Sofia Sabates, freshman in biology, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship, Brazil, summer.

Hillary L'Ecuyer, sophomore in interior design, Morrowville, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Italy and France, summer; Rachel Reichenberger, sophomore in food science and industry, Mount Hope, $1,750 Faculty-Led Scholarship, Southern Africa, summer; Nathan Laudan, senior in animal sciences and industry, Osawatomie, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, France, summer; Andrea Fouts, senior in marketing, Ottawa, $1,500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Chile, summer; Dustin Aherin, junior in animal sciences and industry, Phillipsburg, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship, Argentina, summer; Stevie St. Clair, junior in family studies and human services, Portis, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Kenya, summer; Tyler Larson, junior in interior architecture and product design, St. Francis, $750 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Italy, summer; Ben LaValley, freshman in physics, Salina, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $250 Doris Hays Fenton Memorial Scholarship, France, fall; Elli Kingsley, junior in fine arts, Sedgwick, $5,000 Australian Presidential Initiative Scholarship, Australia, fall; Kelsey Kramer, sophomore in marketing, Seneca, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Italy, summer.

From Topeka: Elizibeth Dawdy, senior in elementary education, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Ecuador, summer; Olivia Eller, junior in biology, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship, Brazil, summer; Taylor Fagan, sophomore in microbiology, $350 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Spain, summer; Julie Johnson, freshman in accounting, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Italy, summer; and Rebecca Kaye, freshman in philosophy, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Finland, summer.

Bobbi Ehrlich, senior in music education, Victoria, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Germany and Austria, summer; Abigail Huddleston, sophomore in hotel and restaurant management, Wamego, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $250 Heather Stewart Memorial Scholarship, United Kingdom, fall.

From Wichita: Lauren Gradert, senior in modern languages, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Ecuador, summer; Logan Jones, freshman in theatre, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, France, summer; and Kimberlyn Stephens, sophomore in biochemistry, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Costa Rica, summer.

From out of state:

Amanda Ross, junior in elementary education, Highlands Ranch, Colo., $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Ecuador, summer; Tamar Adcock, junior in animal sciences and industry, Assumption, Ill., $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Argentina, summer; Lauren Henebry, freshman in agribusiness, Buffalo, Ill., $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Ireland, summer; Sam Cook, junior in feed science and management, Spirit Lake, Iowa, $250 Faculty-Led Scholarship, Southern Africa, summer; Mark Joerling, junior in finance, North Aurora, Ill., $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Ireland, fall; Denise Cobb, junior in biochemistry, Frederick, Md., $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $250 Vernon Larson Scholarship, Denmark, fall; Danielle Dick, junior in interior design, Mountain Lake, Minn., $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Italy and France, summer; Katherine Ortbals, senior in interior architecture and product design, Columbia, Mo., $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Turkey, summer; Nelson Pence, freshman in business administration, Kirkwood, Mo., $5,000 Australian Presidential Initiative Scholarship and $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Australia, fall; Ashley Brewster, junior in landscape architecture, St. Genevieve, Mo., $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Scandinavia, summer; Josef Lang, junior in interior design, Bellevue, Neb., $1,500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Denmark, summer; Natalie Laubner, junior in finance, Mandan, N.D., $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship, Argentina, summer; Hillary Breene, junior in agribusiness, West Greenwich, R.I., $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $250 Veronica Bonebrake International Scholarship, Ireland, fall; Joshua Bonilla, senior in applied music, Sumter, S.C., $350 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Germany and Austria, summer; Alyssa Butler, sophomorein landscape architecture, Yankton, S.D., $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Scandinavia, summer; and Morgan Stafford, junior in interior architecture and product design, Spokane, Wash., $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Denmark, summer.

From out of country: Luzhi Deng, sophomore in business administration, China, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship, Italy and Spain, fall; Tianqi Zhang, master's student in modern languages, China, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, France, summer; Anurag Muthyam, freshman in computer science, India, $1,000 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship, Czech Republic, fall; and Sin Dee Tey, sophomore in dietetics, Malaysia, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship, South Korea, summer.