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Transfer Honor Roll 2018

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Why I chose to transfer

Trying to decide if transferring is right for you?
Hear from students and recent alumni who were once in your shoes.

MiK Fox

MiK (Makayla) Fox

Major
Junior in Agricultural economics and pre-law

Hometown
Plymouth, Indiana

College activities
Collegiate 4-H, Western Equestrian Club, Rodeo Club, Block and Bridle, Transfer Student Ambassadors, Transfer Student Association, Country Dance Club, Collegiate Cattlemen's Club, Ag Econ Club

Why did you choose to transfer to K-State?

I chose K-State because they helped me figure out which credits would transfer toward my degree. I already had a two-year degree under my belt and did not want those credits to go to waste. With the help of an academic advisor, I was able to see which classes I still needed.

How did you handle transitioning to an out-of-state university?

The initial transition was very challenging. I was 800 miles from my family and I could not simply drive home for the weekend. I actually started cooking dishes from home that my family made to help myself feel like I was more at home. I made sure to keep in touch with my parents. They helped to remind me why I had decided to go back to school and pushed me to go out and meet new people.

What is the one thing you never imagined you would do at
K-State?

I never imagined that I would get involved with so many different clubs that have led to meeting a lot of new friends.

My K-State Story: Pauline Dredger

Pauline Dredger

Major
Senior in physics

Hometown
St. Mary's, Kansas

College activities
Physics Club, REU, Research Experience for Undergraduates, at Sanford Underground Laboratory, REU at CU Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics

Why did you choose K-State?

The main reason I chose K-State was the fact that I could transfer my credits from Saint Mary's College, a tiny liberal arts college. In addtiion, K-State is close to my hometown and I was already famiiar with the area.

What has been one of your favorite experiences as a K-State student?

One of my favorite experiences has to be my first two semesters of engineering physics. We had an excellent teacher and the class itself was even more interesting than I had anticipated.

My K-State Story: Michael Leverett II

Michael Aaron Leverett II

Major
Junior in social sciences with a secondary major in international studies

Hometown
Memphis, Tennessee

College activities
Black Student Union, Manhappenin’ Magazine

Why did you choose K-State?

I chose K-State because I actually felt like I was wanted here and not just another number. All the holiday cards, birthday cards and calls updating me on things such as scholarships or things I may be missing really helped.

What has been one of your favorite experiences as a K-State student?

Being a part of the Black Student Union and being able to feel that I am not alone on this campus.

What is your favorite K-State tradition?

When the Willie the Wildcat does the K-S-U at the games.

My K-State Story: Lexy Lynn

Lexy Lynn

Major
Junior in agriculture technology management and animal sciences

Hometown
Elkton, South Dakota

College activities
Agricultural Technology, Management Club, Transfer Ambassadors, Transfer Student Association

Why did you choose K-State?

I transferred to K-State looking to excel in my field of study. The College of Agriculture is so widely known, which helped ease my decision to continue my education here. It has felt like home and where I belong since my first campus visit. I was greeted by so many faculty, staff and students in my department by name; I was not just another face in the crowd.

How did you handle transitioning to an out-of-state university?

I truly had a great experience moving out of state. Growing up, my family traveled a lot so I knew there was a lot more out there than what was near home. For me, I just wanted to get away from home and be independent. I’ve always had the dream of going back home to run our farm, so I wanted the chance to get away for a while. Plus, being away from home makes you appreciate the time spent there that much more.

My K-State Story:  Alexandra Ptacek

Alexandra Ptacek

Major
Senior in Kinesiology, pre-physical therapy

Hometown
Russell, Kansas

College activities
Transfer Student Ambassador, Kinesiology Undergraduate, Researcher, Transfer Student Association, Kinesiology Student Association, Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, Eucharistic and hospitality minister at St. Isidore’s Catholic Student Center

Why did you choose K-State?

I chose K-State because of the incredible atmosphere. The minute I stepped foot on campus, I knew it was the right place for me. Everyone greeted my parents and me  with a smile and said, “Welcome to K-State!” The faculty members were more than  willing to work with me, ensuring that I received credit for as many transfer hours as possible. Finally, the student body is one of a kind. The amount of school pride the students have is unreal and contagious. Everyone genuinely cares about one another. After my first week at K-State, I couldn't have imagined myself anywhere else.

How did you handle transitioning to a big university and college life in general?

I was really concerned about transferring to K-State initially. I come from a small high school and then attended a community college before coming to K-State, so my biggest fear was that I was going to get lost. Looking back now, I have no idea why I was worried. The campus itself is so easy to navigate. You can get from one side of campus to the other in 10 minutes — and the students are more than willing to point you in the right direction. The atmosphere at K-State is unlike any other.

My K-State Story: Mary Sabatini

Mary Sabatini

Major
Senior in political science

Hometown
Fort Worth, Texas

College activities
Chinese Language and Culture Club, Student Governing Association, National Society of Leadership and Success, Model United Nations, Scholar Guides, Texas Ambassadors, Welcome Center Ambassador

Why did you choose K-State?

I chose K-State because of the warmth that I felt from everyone on campus when I came for Transfer Visit Day. Everyone was so friendly. Even students who were not part of the event went out of their way to help if we needed directions. Also, my admissions representative remembered who I was and our conversations when I came for the visit day, which was something I had not experienced at other potential universities.

How did you handle transitioning to an out-of-state university?

I called my parents a lot, but it was hard not being able to go home as often. Being from Texas, it is an eight-hour drive to my house, which is not exactly an easy weekend trip. With the friends I made at K-State, I just made sure to go on little adventures with them on the weekends to keep me busy and not missing home.

My K-State Story: Cassie Slyke

Cassie Slyke

Major
Sophomore in biodiversity and conservation

Hometown
Pratt, Kansas

Why did you choose K-State?

Extracurricular activities, such as 4-H Discovery Days, have given me the  opportunity to explore the campus and create connections. My family has been encouraging me to go to K-State since I can remember. The university has always been a part of my family — three generations to be exact. When it came time for me to pick a college, I looked far and wide across the plains of Kansas, keeping my options open. The more in-depth I looked at programs for my major, the more K-State was prominently at the top.

How did you handle transitioning to a big university and college life in general?

I felt very prepared transitioning to K-State because I had already gone through the process of being immersed in college, just on a smaller scale. Since I hadn’t ever experienced going to a school where I didn’t know the majority of the people, starting at community college allowed me to take note of how I merge into a new environment. This gave me the skills and confidence to pave the way and become successful at a university.

My K-State Story: John Zimmerman

John Zimmerman

Major
Junior in marketing

Hometown
Olathe, Kansas

College activities
Transfer Student Association, Student Resident Council, Pi Sigma Epsilon Marketing Club, New Student Services Ambassadors

Why did you choose K-State?

I came to Manhattan to visit a friend and fell in love with the campus. I had already  thought about finishing my degree and that experience definitely accelerated things along.

How did you handle transitioning to a big university and college life in general?

Joining a lot of student organizations and attending university events helped me  adjust. I went to the business orientation as well to get advice on how to start.

What is the one thing you never imagined you would do at K-State?

I never thought it would possible for a transfer student to get involved and make new friends. I expected some but nothing on the level that I have now.