K-State students selected to promote libraries, educate peers
MANHATTAN — Nineteen Kansas State University students have been selected to join the K-State Libraries Student Ambassadors. The ambassadors help promote and advocate for all libraries on the Manhattan campus, including Hale Library.
The new ambassadors will serve two-year terms as representatives for K-State Libraries at social, cultural and recruitment activities. They join 16 students currently serving as ambassadors. The ambassadors provide valuable feedback on K-State Libraries' initiatives and services, as well as advocate for the perspectives of the larger university student body. The ambassador program provides students with leadership skills and the opportunity to make a positive impact at the university. For more information about the program, visit lib.k-state.edu/ambassadors.
This year, despite the challenges of COVID-19, K-State Libraries opened the new second floor of Hale Library to students and the public. The remaining floors are set to open in spring 2021.
The ambassadors were chosen following an application process and finalist interviews. The interview committee included advisers Sara Kearns, academic services librarian; Darchelle Martin, director of communications and marketing; and Ashley Stark, academic services specialist. They were joined by three current ambassadors.
"We are thrilled to welcome another group of diverse and exceptional students to our program including first-years all the way up through graduate students," Martin said. "Although this year has been different in many ways, their input and creative ideas on Libraries' services are more important than ever."
The following students are K-State Libraries Student Ambassadors the 2020-2021 school year; ambassadors designated as new members will serve through the 2021-2022 school year:
Jordan Toothaker, freshman in biology and pre-medicine, Dodge City.
From Greater Kansas City: Hildana Abamegal, junior in mechanical engineering, Olathe; Elise Trill, junior in life sciences and pre-medicine, and Kate Herrmann, freshman in architectural engineering, both from Overland Park; and Kiara O'Dea, master's student in modern languages and college student development, Shawnee.
Ryan Janasz, senior in creative writing, Leavenworth; Andrew Scott, junior in accounting, Lacy Fisher, junior in history, and Haley Dulniawka, senior in pre-med medical biochemistry, all from Manhattan; Haley Reiners, junior in English and creative writing, Maple Hill; Kinsley Searles, sophomore in English, and Katherine Falley, senior in elementary education, both from Topeka; Hannah Coggeshall, senior in biology, and Kelsey Wilson, freshman in secondary education, both from Wichita.
From out of state: Melina Alferoff, junior in biological systems engineering, Atlanta, Georgia; Sariah Cheadle, master's student in children's literature, Fulda, Minnesota; Isaac Yates, senior in secondary education and mathematics, Kansas City, Missouri; and Kristin Chaney, junior in social work, Delaware, Ohio.
From out of country: Musah Muntari, master's student in animal science, Accra, Ghana.