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K-State College of Education selects 19 new ambassadors

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023



MANHATTAN — Nineteen Kansas State University students were recently selected to serve as College of Education Ambassadors, a group of approximately 60 students who promote and serve the college. Ambassadors work to promote the education field and be a resource to prospective and newly admitted students.

College of Education Ambassadors are responsible for participating in several programs to recruit students to K-State, including the daily campus visits program, Future Teachers Visit Day, Education Experience Days, and other recruitment programs.

"This is our first time completing the recruitment process during the fall semester," said Marcus Kidd, College of Education Ambassadors adviser and assistant director for enrollment management and institutional projects for the college. "We had a great pool of applicants, and I appreciate them all going through the selection process. This is a group of dynamic, engaged and creative students who are passionate about their university. We look forward to working with them to help recruit future education professionals."

The following students were selected:

Angela Cortes, senior in secondary education-English, Derby; Alyssa Boden, sophomore in elementary education-mathematics, Goessel; Campbell Gaskill, freshman in secondary education-mathematics, Lindsborg; Jamie Johnson, junior in elementary education-English, Lenexa; Belle Everett, freshman in elementary education-special education, Morganville; Raegan McLeland, freshman in elementary education-open option, Pretty Prairie.

From Manhattan: Mandalyn Otto, freshman in secondary education-social studies; Jacklyn Hernandez, junior in elementary education-open option; Jade Urquizo-Dosal, junior in elementary education-open option.

Lillian Lowe, freshman in elementary education-open option, Olathe; Cecilia Fisher, sophomore in secondary education-mathematics, Overland Park; Tess Albin, sophomore in elementary education-modern languages, Wamego; and Alexis Burnett, junior in secondary education-family and consumer sciences, and Julia Poorman, sophomore in elementary education-open option, both from Wichita.

From out of state: Morgan McKenna, sophomore in elementary education-open option, Centennial, Colorado; Abigail Bartusek, freshman in secondary education-biology, New Prague, Minnesota; Bridget Naas, freshman in elementary education-open option, Nevada, Missouri; and Jenessa Kirkendoll, freshman in elementary education-open option, Cameron, Missouri.

From out of country: Jonathan Maka, sophomore in elementary education-open option, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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College of Education Ambassadors

News tip

Derby, Goessel, Lindsborg, Lenexa, Morganville, Pretty Prairie, Manhattan, Olathe, Overland Park, Wamego and Wichita, Kansas; Centennial, Colorado; New Prague, Minnesota; and Nevada and Cameron, Missouri.

Written by

Marcus Kidd