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Sources: Yar Ebadi, 785-532-7227, yebadi@k-state.edu;
and Melanie Horton, 785-532-7227, mhorton@k-state.edu
Photo available. Contact media@k-state.edu or 785-532-6415.
News release prepared by: Katie Mayes, 785-532-6415, kmayes@k-state.edu

Monday, May 11, 2009


MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's College of Business Administration has named Chelsea L'Ecuyer, senior in accounting, Washington, its spring 2009 Outstanding Senior in Business.

The Outstanding Senior in Business award is presented each semester to a graduating senior who has made notable contributions to the college.

L'Ecuyer has held a number of key leadership roles during her time at K-State. She was actively involved with Mortar Board senior honorary, serving as treasurer; has been an ambassador for the College of Business Administration since 2006; and was a K-State orientation leader. She also is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

In addition, she's received numerous academic scholarships and honors, including being named the Koch Industries Summer Intern Presentation winner. She also was a member of Quest, the freshman honorary.

"Chelsea has made a number of distinctive contributions to the college during her undergraduate career, but chief among them is her commitment to her fellow students as a mentor," said Yar Ebadi, dean of the College of Business Administration. "She has established real relationships that have enriched the lives of her peers and helped them achieve their own academic goals. I know Chelsea's outstanding abilities and willingness to invest in the lives of others will bring her great success in both her personal life and her professional career."

Following her graduation from K-State, L'Ecuyer will be a business analyst at Deloitte Consulting in Kansas City, Mo.

L'Ecuyer is the daughter of Stephanie Thompson and the granddaughter of Richard and Karon L'Ecuyer, Washington. She also is a graduate of Washington High School.



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