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2013 Scholars

Bret McCandlessJune 28: Bret McCandless, senior in Music and Social Science, has been named a Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship winner for 2013, one of only 51 students nationally. The Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship will contribute $5,000 towards the first year of graduate study. Bret earned the additional distinction of being named the Marjorie Schoch Fellow which is awarded to a top-ranking nominee.

Sam KenneyStephanie KeithTucker WilsonJune 22: Three K-State students have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Grants for the upcoming year. The Fulbright funds a post-baccalaureate academic year abroad to study, research or work as an English Teaching Assistant for a year. Sam Kenney, May 2013 graduate in Economics and Spanish, will teach English in Brazil. Stephanie Keith, May 2013 graduate in Anthropology, will teach English in Germany, and Tucker Wilson, May 2013 graduate in English and Spanish, will teach English in Argentina. We are proud to have these great students representing their alma mater around the globe!

Tony DemchakJune 5: Tony Demchak, doctoral student in History, has been awarded a David L. Boren Fellowship to travel to Russia for the 2013-14 year to conduct archival research regarding technology development in the Russian/Soviet navy. Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for up to two years of international study and research in countries that are deemed critical to national security.

May 17: Rob Breeden, junior in Pre-Medicine Biology, has been announced as a Fulbright Summer Institute recipient for Summer 2013. These competitive awards administered by the US-UK Fulbright Commission provide full funding for 3-6 week academic and cultural exchange programs. Recipients select one of nine potential destinations within the United Kingdom; Rob will attend the program at King’s College London.

Jessica BauerleAngela GleanMay 10: More K-Staters explore the world! Jessica Bauerle, senior in Elementary Education, and Angela Glean, junior in Kinesiology, have been awarded Gilman Scholarships for study abroad in Ghana and Ecuador respectively. The Gilman awards up to $5,000 for study abroad and supports undergraduates on summer, semester or full-year programs.

Heidi RamzelApril 2: An Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship has been awarded to Heidi Ramzel, senior in Geography and Physics. Funded by NOAA, these awards support future leaders in the atmospheric/oceanic sciences. Only about 100 are awarded annually. Congratulations, Heidi.

Kaitlin MorganBarrett WellemeyerApril 2: Congratulations to Kaitlin Morgan, sophomore in Animal Science, and Barrett Wellemeyer, junior in Civil Engineering, on being recognized as Honorable Mention in the Morris and Stewart Udall Scholarship Competition. The Udall provides scholarships and recognition to students pursuing careers related to the environment and/or to Native American/Native Alaskan students interested in tribal policy or healthcare.

Jenny BarrigaBrianne PierceKyle SnowMarch 29: Jenny Barriga, junior in Biochemistry and Chemistry, has been named as a Goldwater Scholar for 2013. Brianne Pierce, junior in PreMed Microbiology, and Kyle Snow, senior in Chemical Engineering, were also recognized as Honorable Mention. Congratulations to all three of these excellent students on their success. TheGoldwater awards up to $7500 of support for the last one or two years of undergraduate education for students interested in research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

Derrek WilsonElizabeth EvermanMarch 29: Congratulations to Derrek Wilson, graduate student in Physics on being awarded an National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship for 2013. Elizabeth Everman, graduate student in Biology, was also recognized as Honorable Mention. NSF Graduate Fellowships award a renewable $30,000 stipend plus tuition fees for graduate study across a wide variety of scientific and engineering-related fields.