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Nutrition, dietetics and sensory science master's student receives Fulbright Award

Thursday, May 10, 2018


MANHATTAN — Alexander Fees, a master's degree student in nutrition, dietetics and sensory science, Manhattan, is Kansas State University's newest Fulbright U.S. Student Award recipient.

Receiving a one-year fellowship, Fees is one of more than 1,900 U.S. student or recent alumni who will conduct research, teach English or provide expertise abroad for the 2018-2019 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student program. Fees will travel to Budapest, Hungary, to research the cardiovascular abnormalities and deficits that occur with aging in coronary circulation, in conjunction with faculty at Semmelweis University.

"I want to thank Dr. Timothy Musch and Dr. David Poole of the Department of Kinesiology in the College of Human Ecology for their outstanding mentorship and research training," Fees said. "I owe, in large part, the success of this Fulbright to them."

As an undergraduate, Fees co-authored five peer-reviewed manuscripts concerning peripheral oxygen transport in chronic heart failure. He is a co-author of four published abstracts in the journals of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. Fees received first place in Kansas State University's SPARK competition and the University Research Forum for the Biological Sciences. He also presented his research at the 2016 American College of Sports Medicine Cardiorespiratory Physiology Symposium in Boston.

Fees received the Outstanding Senior Research Award and Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry's travel and research awards, and he was named a College of Human Ecology Student of the Month. His other achievements include the Earl G. and Henrietta Jones Darby Scholarship, Letha V. Reser and Sharon Y. Nickols Scholarship, College of Human Ecology Achievement Award Scholarship, L. Jeanne Stephenson Beck Scholarship and Telefund Scholarship.

Fees is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, Golden Key International Honour Society, K-State Honors Council, College of Human Ecology Council, Kansas Public Health Association, American Physiological Society and the American College of Sports Medicine. He has recently been involved with the Smoke-Free Campus Committee in implementing a policy to improve the health of the university community.

A graduate of Manhattan High School, Fees is the son of Gary and Bronwyn Fees, Manhattan.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Students interested in future participation in the Fulbright competition should speak with Jim Hohenbary, director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships, in 215 Fairchild Hall. The campus deadline for the next application cycle is Aug. 31.


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Alexander Fees

Alexander Fees, a graduate student at Kansas State University, is one of the 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Student Award recipients.

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Sarah Keegan