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K-State Today

May 6, 2016



Political science honors students at scholarship reception

By Allison Kuehne

The political science department had its annual scholarship reception April 22 at the Manhattan Country Club. Family, guests, donors and faculty members joined scholarship recipients and students at the banquet. The department awarded $17,800 in scholarship funds to undergraduate students; $5,700 for graduate scholarships; and $87,450 for graduate assistantships for the 2016-2017 academic year. Graduate assistantships also include more than $76,433 in total tuition support.

The scholarships recognize students for their academic achievements and support their continuing education. Ellen Crocombe, received the Reba L. Cobb Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Women in Political Science.

"After the semesters of dedication I have put into the program, I can honestly say that I do not know a major that would fit my needs and passions better than political science. This scholarship will not only ease the burden of having to alter my attention away from school due to financial restrictions my senior year, but will bring my education into a new perspective," Crocombe said. 

"I know that the Master of Public Administration Program here at Kansas State University is the best path to take toward my professional goals of working to resolve community issues. I am truly grateful to be awarded the opportunity to continue my educational journey at Kansas State University, as it will be an honor to work with the faculty that I have come to admire and respect," said Monica Macfarlane, an incoming graduate teaching assistant in the Master of Public Administration program.

Along with Crocombe, the following students are 2016–2017 scholarship recipients:

  • Catherine Caffera, senior in political science, German, public relations and international studies, received the Don and Marian Button Political Science Scholarship.
  • Sierra Lekie, senior in political science, economics and international studies, received the Louis H. Douglas Scholarship.
  • Mohri Exline, junior in political science and international studies, received the Joseph Hajda Student Scholarship.
  • Tara Terwilliger, junior in political science and gender, women, and sexuality studies, received the Donald R. Hill Scholarship in Political Science.
  • Jessica Gittemeier, junior in political science, received the Orma Linford Scholarship.
  • Spencer Majka, junior in political science and criminology, received the Edward Allen McCoy, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in Political Science.
  • Corinne Stratton, junior in political science, received the Edward Allen McCoy, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in Political Science.
  • Victoria DeWeese, junior in economics and minor in political science, received the Barbara Meyer Memorial Scholarship.
  • Madison May, junior in political science, received the Richter Family "Beyond the Campus" Scholarship.
  • Kaitlin Stanley, senior in political science and international studies, received the Rieger-McCrery Scholarship.
  • Brett Sitts, senior in political science and communication studies, received the Dennis K. Tapsak Memorial Scholarship.
  • Heidee Prosser, junior in political science, received the Jon David Wagner Scholarship.
  • Bethany Schifferdecker, sophomore in political science, received the Jon David Wagner Scholarship.
  • Matthew Parra, master's student in public administration, received the John W. and Lynn L. Carlin Public Administration Scholarship.
  • Danae Daellenbach, master's student in public administration, received the Tummala's Master of Public Administration Fellowship.
  • MaKenzie Ruder, master's student in public administration, received the Nicolas Salgo Political Science Scholarship.
  • Matthew Zayas, master's student in public administration, received the Nicolas Salgo Political Science Scholarship.
  • Robert Satterwhite, master's student in political science, received the Raoul Wallenberg Scholarship in International Relations.
  • Jarred Stindt, master's student in political science, received the Raoul Wallenberg Scholarship in International Relations.
  • Morgan Wills, master's student in public administration, received the Jon Wefald International Security Scholarship.

Along with Macfarlane, the following students are 2016-2017 graduate teaching assistantship recipients:

  • Robert Adams, master's student in political science
  • Harris Sheikh, doctoral student in security studies
  • Ghashia Kiyani, doctoral student in security studies
  • Deanna Milligan, master's student in public administration
  • Katelyn Roush, master's student in political science
  • Derek Shaw, master's student in public administration
  • Andrew Walker, master's student in public administration
  • Madushika Nadeeshani Weerasinghe, master's student in public administration

Congratulations to all of our award recipients.

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