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K-State students participate in fall commencement with talents, speeches

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

       

 

MANHATTAN — Several students will speak, sing or play musical instruments for their classmates, families and administrators as part of Kansas State University's commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 12, and Saturday, Dec. 13.

The following students will be vocalists, musicians or speakers at commencement ceremonies:

• Alexander Perkins, senior in music education, Derby, will perform the processional and recessional as part of a brass quintet for the College of Engineering ceremony.

• Miranda Burns, senior in entrepreneurship, Dodge City, will sing the national anthem and the university's alma mater at the College of Business Administration commencement ceremony.

• Christopher Miertschin Jr., senior in music education, Hutchinson, will perform the processional and recessional as part of a brass quintet for the College of Engineering ceremony.

• Alex Spence, bachelor's degree candidate in applied music-vocal performance and music education, Hutchinson, will sing the national anthem and the university's alma mater at the College of Arts & Sciences commencement ceremony.

• Stephen Kucera, senior in applied music and accounting, Kansas City, will perform the processional and the recessional at the College of Agriculture, College of Human Ecology, College of Business Administration and College of Education commencement ceremonies.

• Andrew Scherer, senior in music education, Kechi, will perform the processional and recessional as part of a brass quintet for the College of Engineering ceremony. 

• Christian Maude, bachelor's degree candidate in social studies education, Kingman, will present the student commencement address at the College of Education ceremony.

• Paul Meissbach, senior in applied music, Lawrence, will sing the national anthem and the university’s alma mater for the Graduate School ceremony.

• Emily Jackson, bachelor's degree candidate in bakery science and management, Liberal, will be a student speaker at the College of Agriculture commencement ceremony. 

• Austin Calhoun, junior in engineering technology and vice president of the K-State Salina Student Governing Association, Lyons, will perform the processional and be the student speaker and student marshal at the K-State Salina commencement ceremony.

• Cassandra Sims, bachelor's degree candidate in agricultural economics, Maize, will sing the national anthem at the College of Agriculture commencement ceremony.

• Rachel Hunt, junior in applied music, Manhattan, will sing the national anthem at the College of Education ceremony and the national anthem and the university's alma mater at the College of Human Ecology ceremony.

• Alex Potuzak, bachelor's degree candidate in mechanical engineering, Narka, will be the student speaker at the College of Engineering commencement ceremony. 

• Jennifer Ann Morris, bachelor's degree candidate in dietetics, Ogden, will be the student speaker at the College of Human Ecology commencement ceremony.

• Tyler Dill, bachelor's degree candidate in electrical engineering, Overland Park, will sing the national anthem and the university's alma mater at the College of Engineering commencement ceremony.

• Katrina Sudbeck, bachelor's degree candidate in agronomy, Seneca, will be a student speaker at the College of Agriculture commencement ceremony.

• Jake Pritchard, bachelor's degree candidate in finance, Valley Center, will be the student speaker at the College of Business Administration commencement ceremony.

• Aaron Fisher, junior in applied music, Wichita, will perform the processional and recessional as part of a brass quintet for the College of Engineering ceremony.

• Deborah Caldwell, graduate student in music, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, will perform the processional and recessional as part of a brass quintet for the College of Engineering ceremony.

• Vincent Carlisle, doctoral student in educational leadership, Parkville, Missouri, will be the reader at the Graduate School ceremony.

• Amanda Fairbanks, doctoral student in counseling and student development and president of the Graduate Student Council, San Antonio, Texas, will speak at the Graduate School ceremony.

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Derby, Dodge City, Hutchinson, Kansas City, Kechi, Kingman, Lawrence, Liberal, Lyons, Maize, Manhattan, Narka, Ogden, Overland Park, Seneca, Valley Center and Wichita, Kansas; Parkville, Missouri; and San Antonio, Texas

Written by

Stephanie Jacques
785-532-3452
sjacques@k-state.edu