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October 15, 2018

K-State risk management center selects 2019-20 student fellows

Submitted by Jenny Merrill

The Kansas State University Center for Risk Management Education and Research, or CRMER, has selected its seventh class of student fellows. The center brings together students, faculty and industry to advance risk management skills and knowledge. The multidisciplinary program is committed to understanding how risk impacts the global society.

Forty-three students were selected from a competitive pool of applicants to participate in the risk management student fellowship. The 2019-20 class of student fellows representing both undergraduate and graduate levels:

Michaela Pingel, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, Beloit; Anthony Edwards, agribusiness, Blue Rapids; Madison Tischhauser, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering; Council Grove; Sadie Polson, marketing, Frankfort; and Margaret Roth, economics, and Reagan Swank, finance, both from Garden City. 

From Greater Kansas City: Jenna Goetzmann, agricultural business and global food systems leadership, Gardner; Anna Christenson, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, and Nathan Schmidt, finance, both from Lenexa; Nicole Becker, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, Laila Carter, food science, Sai Marre, finance, Katie Stachowiak, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, Bret Swanson, marketing, and Isaac Romig, milling science and management, all from Overland Park; and Avery Bolar, finance, Prairie Village.

Reba Kreider, food science and industry, Horton; Clara Wicoff, agricultural economics and global food systems leadership, Iola; and Justin Varney, finance, Leavenworth; Amanda Buckwalter, business administration, Manhattan; Taylor Nikkel, agricultural economics, Maple Hill; Grace Luebcke, animal sciences, pre-veterinary medicine, Marysville; Reece Leonard, agricultural economics, McDonald; Kaitlyn Dinges, agricultural economics, Ness City; Noah Scrimsher, agribusiness, Oskaloosa; Julia Maddock, agricultural economics, Paola; Cody Renfro, finance, Silver Lake; Ira Kullot, agribusiness, Syracuse; Kyle Peter, accounting and finance, and Karaline Schreiner, marketing, both from Topeka; and Rylie Evenson, accounting and finance, and Katie Gann, finance, both from Wichita. 

From out of state:

From Colorado: Jansen Penny, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, Burlington; Braden Dow, finance, Castle Rock; and Elena Brookover, agricultural economics, Parker.

Courtney Byrne, human resource management, Morton, Illinois.

From Missouri: Johnny Weidmaier, chemical engineering, Holt; and Leah Smith, business administration, Parkville.

Luke Gnad, agricultural economics, West Point, Nebraska. 

From out of country: Gabe Blair Fontinelle, agricultural economics, Brazil; Haobin Lin, agribusiness, China; David Leiva, business administration-data analytics, Honduras; and Dongam Jeong, chemical engineering, South Korea.

"The center welcomes the largest group of student fellows in program history into the CRMER," said Ted Schroeder, director of the center and professor in the department of agricultural economics. "We look forward to working with this talented group of students as they engage in a hands-on educational experience, fully integrated with faculty and industry partners from several fields."

The new student fellows begin their program in January 2019.

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