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A special touch: Students lend talents to commencement

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Student speaker

A student delivers a commencement address at a Kansas State University commencement ceremony. This spring's ceremonies will be May 11 at the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus in Salina and May 17 and 18 on the Manhattan campus.

 

MANHATTAN — Student vocalists, musicians, speakers and marshals have been selected for Kansas State University's upcoming commencement ceremonies, which will be May 11 at the Kansas State Polytechnic Campus in Salina and May 17 and 18 on the Manhattan campus.

The following students will have a special role in a commencement ceremony:

• Samantha Estabrook, Master of Regional & Community Planning candidate, Buhler, will be a student speaker for the College of Architecture, Planning & Design ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, in McCain Auditorium.

• Andrea Contreras, summer 2019 bachelor's candidate in hospitality management, Clay Center, will sing the national anthem and the university alma mater at the College of Human Ecology commencement ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Kaitlyn Demuth, bachelor's candidate in kinesiology, Dodge City, will be the student speaker at the College of Human Ecology commencement ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Danielle Comstock, bachelor's candidate in agricultural communications and journalism, Fall River, will be a member of a trio singing the national anthem at the College of Agriculture commencement ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Hannah Fry, bachelor's candidate in agricultural education, Hiattville, will be a member of a trio singing the national anthem at the College of Agriculture commencement ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Dean Klahr, bachelor's candidate in animal sciences and industry, Holton, will give the student reflections address at the College of Agriculture commencement ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Brooks Armstrong, bachelor's candidate in elementary education, Hutchinson, will present the student address for the College of Education commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Rachael Gros, master's student in music, La Crosse, will be the organist at commencement for the Graduate School at 1 p.m. Friday, May 17, in Bramlage Coliseum, and for the College of Agriculture at 2:30 p.m. and the College of Human Ecology at 4:30 p.m., both Saturday, May 18, in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Manzamasso Hodjo, doctoral student in economics and president of the Graduate Student Council, Manhattan, will deliver greetings from the council at commencement for the Graduate School at 1 p.m. Friday, May 17, in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Claire Todd, freshman in business pre-professional and applied music, Manhattan, will sing the national anthem and university alma mater at the College of Business Administration commencement ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Claire Wingert, bachelor's candidate in marketing, Manhattan, will deliver the student remarks at the College of Business Administration commencement ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Kaysha Elmenhorst, bachelor's candidate in animal sciences and industry, Moran, will be a member of a trio singing the national anthem at the College of Agriculture commencement ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Andrew Buyle, bachelor's candidate in mechanical engineering, Olathe, will sing the national anthem and the university alma mater at the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering commencement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Mackenzie Wendling, Master of Landscape Architecture candidate, Overland Park, will be a student speaker at the College of Architecture, Planning & Design ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, in McCain Auditorium.

• Spencer McIntire, bachelor's candidate in applied music, Wichita, will sing the national anthem at commencement for the Graduate School at 1 p.m. Friday, May 17, in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Katharine Kellogg, bachelor's candidate in chemical engineering, Colorado Springs, Colorado, will present the student address at the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering commencement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Brett Montague, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine candidate and president of the College of Veterinary Medicine class of 2019, Callaway, Maryland, will give the student address at commencement for the College of Veterinary Medicine at 3:30 p.m. in McCain Auditorium.

• Samantha Williams, junior in applied music, Branson, Missouri, will sing the national anthem and the university alma mater at commencement for the College of Education at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Maggie Schulte, Master of Interior Architecture & Product Design candidate, St. Louis, Missouri, will be a student speaker at the College of Architecture, Planning & Design ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, in McCain Auditorium.

• Christian Coker, senior in aeronautical technology and president of the Kansas State Polytechnic Student Governing Association, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, will be the student speaker, lead the processional and recessional, and serve as student marshal at the Kansas State Polytechnic Campus commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, in the Student Life Center.

• Claudia Hissong, bachelor's candidate in agricultural economics, Greencastle, Pennsylvania, will be the student speaker at the College of Agriculture commencement ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Grace Volker, bachelor's candidate in applied music, Madison, South Dakota, will sing the national anthem and the university alma mater at commencement for the College of Arts and Sciences at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, in Bramlage Coliseum.

• Ryan Pelarski, Master of Architecture candidate, Austin, Texas, will be a student speaker at the College of Architecture, Planning & Design ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, in McCain Auditorium.

• Lars Quincke, senior in applied music, Germany, will be the organist and sing the national anthem at commencement for the College of Veterinary Medicine at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, in McCain Auditorium, and for the College of Education at 11 a.m. and the College of Business Administration at 12:30 p.m., both Saturday, May 18, in Bramlage Coliseum.



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Buhler, Clay Center, Dodge City, Fall River, Hiattville, Holton, Hutchinson, La Crosse, Manhattan, Moran, Olathe, Overland Park and Wichita, Kansas; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Callaway, Maryland; Branson and St. Louis, Missouri; Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Greencastle, Pennsylvania; Madison, South Dakota; and Austin, Texas.

Written by

Beth Bohn
785-532-1544
bbohn@k-state.edu