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Students lend talents to university commencement ceremonies

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

 

MANHATTAN — Several Kansas State University students will be part of the university's upcoming commencement ceremonies — May 9, 15 and 16 — as performers, musicians and speakers.

A live webcast of the ceremonies will be available at
http://www.k-state.edu/graduation/.

The following students will serve as speakers, musicians or vocalists at a Kansas State University commencement ceremony:

• Travis Fritson, bachelor's degree candidate in architectural engineering, Abilene, will perform the national anthem and alma mater at the College of Engineering commencement ceremony.

• Alexander Perkins, senior in music education, Derby, will play the tuba as part of the brass quintet at the College of Architecture, Planning & Design and College of Engineering commencement ceremonies.

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

• Jacob Bleything, bachelor's degree candidate in applied music-vocal performance, Hutchinson, will perform the national anthem and alma mater at the College of Arts & Sciences commencement ceremony.

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

• Rachel Hunt, junior in applied music and women's studies, Manhattan, will perform the national anthem and alma mater at the College of Education and College of Human Ecology commencement ceremonies.

• Lauren Laudan, bachelor's degree candidate in elementary education, Mission Hills, will be the student commencement speaker at the College of Education commencement ceremony.

• Suhani Gandhi, bachelor's degree candidate in finance and economics, Olathe, will provide the student commencement remarks at the College of Business Administration commencement ceremony.

• Ryan Lee Kacirek, Master of Regional & Community Planning candidate, Olathe, will speak at the College of Architecture, Planning & Design commencement ceremony.

• Zachary Freeman, junior in aeronautical technology and president of the Student Governing Association, Rose Hill, will give the student address at the K-State Salina commencement ceremony.

• Ryan Whelchel, bachelor's degree candidate in architectural engineering, Solomon, will give the student address at the College of Engineering commencement ceremony.

• Charles Reagan Kays, bachelor's degree candidate in agricultural economics, Weir, will give the student address at the College of Agriculture commencement ceremony.

• Mark Brunson, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine candidate, Wichita, will perform at the College of Veterinary Medicine commencement ceremony.

• Aaron Fisher, senior in music, Wichita, will play the trumpet as part of the brass quintet at the College of Architecture, Planning & Design and College of Engineering commencement ceremonies.

• Alyson Post, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine candidate and president of the 2015 veterinary medicine class, Wichita, will speak at the College of Veterinary Medicine commencement ceremony.

• Andrew Scherer, senior in music education, Wichita, will play the trombone as part of the brass quintet at the College of Architecture, Planning & Design and College of Engineering commencement ceremonies.

• Samantha Marie Claassen, bachelor's degree candidate in dietetics and nutritional sciences, Whitewater, will give the student address at the College of Human Ecology commencement ceremony.

• Deborah Caldwell, master's degree student in music, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, will play the trumpet as part of the brass quintet at the College of Architecture, Planning & Design and College of Engineering commencement ceremonies.

• Elizabeth Anne Haddox, Master of Landscape Architecture candidate, Denver, Colorado, will be a student speaker at the College of Architecture, Planning & Design commencement ceremony.

• Brianna Noelle Stevens, Master of Interior Architecture & Product Design candidate, Littleton, Colorado, will be a student speaker at the College of Architecture, Planning & Design commencement ceremony.

• Amanda Martens, doctoral student in psychology and president of the Graduate Student Council, Shelby, Iowa, will speak on behalf of the council at the Graduate School commencement ceremony.

• Benjamin Brown, bachelor's candidate in agricultural economics, Appleton City, Missouri, will give the student reflections address at the College of Agriculture commencement ceremony.

• Ben Listhartke, master's degree student in mathematics, Kansas City, Missouri, will play the horn as part of the brass quintet at the College of Architecture, Planning & Design and College of Engineering commencement ceremonies.

• Kelsey Lyn Angle, Master of Architecture candidate, Lee's Summit, Missouri, will be a student speaker the College of Architecture, Planning Design commencement ceremony.

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

• Erin Koolman, master's degree candidate in music, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, will sing the national anthem at the Graduate School commencement ceremony.

• Katrina Nieman, bachelor's degree candidate in animal sciences and industry, Millsap, Texas, will perform the national anthem at the College of Agriculture commencement ceremony.

• Samantha Wai, Master of Architecture candidate, Everett, Washington, will perform the national anthem at the College of Architecture, Planning & Design commencement ceremony.

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Abilene, Derby, Dodge City, Hutchinson, Kansas City, Manhattan, Mission Hills, Olathe, Rose Hill, Solomon, Weir, Wichita and Whitewater, Kansas; Siloam Springs, Arkansas; Denver and Littleton, Colorado; Shelby, Iowa; Appleton City, Kansas City, Lee's Summit and Parkville, Missouri; Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; Millsap, Texas; and Everett, Washington.

Written by

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