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Commencement ceremonies feature students as speakers, vocalists and musicians

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 

A candidate for graduation sings the national anthem at a Kansas State University commencement ceremony.

A candidate for graduation sings the national anthem at a Kansas State University commencement ceremony.

 

MANHATTAN — Several Kansas State University students will be part of the university's upcoming commencement ceremonies — May 5, 11 and 12 — as vocalists, musicians, speakers and more.

A live webcast of the ceremonies will be available at k-state.edu/graduation.

The following students are lending their talents to a university commencement ceremony:

• Curtis Concannon, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine candidate, Beloit, will be a member of a quintet singing the national anthem at commencement for the College of Veterinary Medicine at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, in McCain Auditorium.

• Jeff Hadachek, bachelor's candidate in agricultural economics, Cuba, will give the student address at commencement for the College of Agriculture at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in Bramlage Coliseum. 

• Jacob Beck, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine candidate, Eudora, will be a member of a quintet singing the national anthem at commencement for the College of Veterinary Medicine at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, in McCain Auditorium.

• Stephen Kucera, Master of Accountancy candidate, Kansas City, will play the processional and recessional at commencement for the College of Education at 11 a.m., College of Business Administration at 12:30 p.m., College of Agriculture at 2:30 p.m. and College of Human Ecology at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in Bramlage Coliseum. 

• Madison Boyer, bachelor's candidate in applied music, Kingman, will sing the national anthem and alma mater at commencement for the College of Arts and Sciences at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in Bramlage Coliseum. 

• Jennifer Aucott, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine candidate, Lawrence, will be a member of a quintet singing the national anthem at commencement for the College of Veterinary Medicine at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, in McCain Auditorium. 

• Emily Pasco, doctoral student in human ecology, Manhattan, and president of the Graduate Student Council, will give the council's greetings at commencement for the Graduate School at 1 p.m. Friday, May 11, in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Audrey Pickering, freshman in applied music, Manhattan, will play the processional and recessional at commencement for the College of Veterinary Medicine at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 11,  in McCain Auditorium.

• Kerstina Macy Burkett, bachelor's candidate in apparel and textiles and applied music, Olathe, will sing the national anthem and alma mater at commencement for the College of Human Ecology at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in Bramlage Coliseum. 

• Zachary Case, bachelor's candidate in accounting, Olathe, will be the student speaker at commencement for the College of Business Administration at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in Bramlage Coliseum. 

• Megan McLaughlin, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine candidate, Olathe, will be a member of a quintet singing the national anthem at commencement for the College of Veterinary Medicine at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, in McCain Auditorium.

• Michael Schartz, bachelor's candidate in dietetics, Olathe, will give the student address at commencement for the College of Human Ecology at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in Bramlage Coliseum. 

• Jacquelyn Sommers, bachelor's candidate in architectural engineering, Olathe, will sing the national anthem and alma mater at commencement for the College of Engineering at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in Bramlage Coliseum. 

• Hailey Jo Mueller, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine candidate, Overbrook, will be a member of a quintet singing the national anthem at commencement for the College of Veterinary Medicine at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, in McCain Auditorium. 

• Kane Comfort, senior in finance, Salina, will sing the national anthem at commencement for the College of Business Administration at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in Bramlage Coliseum. 

• Joseph Paz, bachelor's candidate in secondary education-social studies, Topeka, will be the student speaker at commencement for the College of Education at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Shanna Walker, junior in airport management, Topeka, and vice president of the Student Governing Association of the Kansas State Polytechnic Campus, will lead the processional and serve as student speaker and student marshal at commencement for Kansas State Polytechnic at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the campus's Student Life Center. 

• Jay Disberger, bachelor's candidate in architectural engineering, Wamego, will give the student address at commencement for the College of Engineering at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Adam Johnson, bachelor's candidate in bakery science and management and food science and industry, Palmdale, California, will sing the national anthem at commencement for the College of Agriculture at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in Bramlage Coliseum. 

• Tara Cook, bachelor's candidate in food science and industry, Atwood, Colorado, will give the reflections address at commencement for the College of Agriculture at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in Bramlage Coliseum. 

• Rebecca Keating, Master of Interior Architecture & Product Design candidate, Adrian, Missouri, will be a student speaker for the College of Architecture, Planning & Design at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in McCain Auditorium. 

• Samantha Williams, sophomore in applied music, Branson, Missouri, will sing the national anthem and alma mater at commencement for the College of Education at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in Bramlage Coliseum. 

• Caroline Finck, Master of Landscape Architecture candidate, Mexico, Missouri, will be a student speaker for the College of Architecture, Planning & Design at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in McCain Auditorium. 

• Jeremy Migneco, Master of Architecture candidate, St. Louis, Missouri, will be a student speaker for the College of Architecture, Planning & Design at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in McCain Auditorium. 

• Dustin Renken, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine candidate and president of the veterinary class of 2018, Bertrand, Nebraska, will be the student speaker at commencement for the College of Veterinary Medicine at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, in McCain Auditorium.

• Taylor Whitaker, Master of Regional & Community Planning candidate, Moorestown, New Jersey, will be a student speaker for the College of Architecture, Planning & Design at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in McCain Auditorium. 

• Mitchell Jerko, master's student in music, St. Marys, Pennsylvania, will sing the national anthem at commencement for the Graduate School at 1 p.m. Friday, May 11, in Bramlage Coliseum.



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