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2006 Scholars

December 5: Clemente Jaquez-Herrera, senior in Architecture, has been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Spring 2007. This award, which offers up to $5000 for study in any country, will support Clemente as he travels to Italy for the upcoming semester.

November 29: Lisa Kitten, senior in Mechanical Engineering, has been named a Marshall Scholar for 2007. The Marshall Scholarship fully funds two or three years of graduate study in the United Kingdom. Lisa plans to study Medical Engineering at Oxford University. Less than 45 Marshalls are awarded each year, making it an extremely prestigious recognition. Congratulations to Lisa on achieving this outstanding opportunity.

August 2: Aimee Norris, junior in Creative Writing and Art with a minor in Japanese, has been awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for Fall 2006. Congratulations to Aimee, who will use the $5000 award to study in Japan during the upcoming year.

May 24: Zach Maier, sophomore in Computer Engineering and Psychology, has been awarded a Department of Homeland Security Scholarship for 2006. For students whose research interests align with technologies that might help the Department of Homeland Security meet its various missions, only about fifty DHS scholarships are awarded annually. Each award funds $9000/year plus tuition for the junior and senior year, plus another $5000 in support of a summer internship.

May 16: Congratulations to four outstanding students who have been awarded Fulbright Grants for 2006. The Fulbright funds a full year of study, research or teaching English in any of more than 140 different countries. Lynn Brickley, graduate student in College Student Development, will use the Fulbright to travel to Hungary. Elizabeth Greig, senior in PreMed Nutrition Science, study in Mexico. Amity Thompson, senior in history, will study in Japan. David Thompson, senior in Electrical Engineering, will also study in Japan. This is only the third time ever that four or more K-Staters have won Fulbrights in one year; they will represent K-State well across the globe.

April 11: Laura Wood, senior in Political Science and Philosophy, has been awarded a $5000 Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship for 2006. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter can only nominate one student to compete for the PKP Fellowship and only sixty students are named as fellows each year. Congratulations to Laura on this outstanding recognition.

March 22: Three students have been recognized as Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant winners for 2006-07. 38 of the $1000 awards are made to college juniors each year to help facilitate study abroad in any country. K-State winners are Heather Gartrell, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Mary Geiger, Agricultural Communications and Journalism, and Tricia Dicke, Animal Sciences and Industry. Heather will study in Granada, Spain. Both Mary and Tricia will do a study tour of multiple South American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.

April 5: Five K-Staters are successful in the Udall competition! The Morris K. Udall Foundation has announced three winners and two honorable mentions among its 80 winners and 50 honorable mentions for 2006. Matt King, senior in Political Science and Natural Resources & Environmental Science, Adrienne Stolwyk, senior in Architecture, and Matt Woerman, senior in Mechanical Engineering and Natural Resources & Environmental Science will receive $5000 as Udall Scholars. Sally Maddock and Mark Ruzicka, both from Landscape Architecture, will receive $350 awards as Honorable Mention. The Udall seeks individuals committed to pursuing better environmental stewardship through their field of interest.

March 30: Congratulations to Stacy Johnson, senior in Biology, and David Eichman, fifth-year in Architecture, as Gilman Scholarship winners for Spring 2006. The Gilman Scholarship awards about 350 awards annually, up to $5000 each, to students for study abroad. With the assistance of the Gilman award, Stacy is spending the semester in the Netherlands, and David is spending the semester in Japan.

March 28: Kourtney Bettinger has received one of 75 Truman Scholarships awarded nationally in 2006. Kourtney is a Spanish PreMed senior with secondary majors in International Studies and Latin American Studies. The Truman Scholarship provides $30,000 for graduate schools and several unique experiences in public service. We congratulate Kourtney as she becomes the 29th Truman Scholar to hail from Kansas State.

March 22: Exciting news! All four Goldwater nominees from Kansas State have been named as Goldwater Scholars for 2006. The Goldwater provides up to $7500/year for juniors and seniors interested in research careers in math, science or engineering. Hats off to Alyson Deines, senior in Mathematics, Jonathan King, junior in Chemical Engineering, Eli Parke, junior in Physics, and Amy Twite, sophomore in Chemistry and Microbiology!

February 15: Karla Kepley, senior in Dietetics and Gerontology, has been named to the USA Today All-USA College Academic Team -- Third Team. With only twenty students per team nationwide, this puts Karla in an elite group of sixty students recognized with the USA Today mark of distinction nationwide. Matt Basel, junior in Chemistry, has also been recognized as Honorable Mention in the competition. Congratulations are due to both.