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May 12, 2017

APDesign students complete another successful year of APDPro

Submitted by Danna Voegeli

Eighty-three students in K-State's College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign completed the 2016-2017 requirements for APDPro, the college's professional development program.

Three students also will be recognized for completing the requirements for all five years of APDPro at APDesign's commencement ceremony Saturday, May 13, in McCain Auditorium. Jessica Carson, fifth-year student in architecture, and Courtney Minter, fifth-year student in architecture, both from Kansas City, Missouri; and Sarah Kershner, fifth-year student in architecture, Lee's Summit, Missouri.

The mission of APDPro is to enrich students' experience in APDesign and provide a competitive advantage as they study and prepare to enter the workplace. Students receive a notation on their transcript for each year they complete the program requirements.

More than 420 students participated in the program during the 2016-2017 academic year, attending events and workshops on professional communication, portfolio basics, interviewing and more. APDPro began in the fall of 2013.

As a part of APDPro, APDesign students also participated in the APDPro Mentor Program. Started in the fall of 2015, nearly 40 students have been paired with mentors who are experienced professionals in design, planning and related fields.

Students complete an application to be matched with a mentor during their third year in the college and maintain a mentor relationship with that professional until they graduate.

"I honestly wish that everyone would have this opportunity, and it is so wonderful that our college provides this for us," said Bre Nelson, fourth-year student in landscape architecture. "After connecting with my mentor, I would do it again in a heartbeat. The interactions develop beyond the requirements because so many alumni want to connect with students and truly get to know us, which is extremely beneficial."

The following APDesign students completed the APDPro requirements during the 2016-2017 academic year:

Roger Clark, second-year student in architecture, Anthony; Triston Rich, first-year student, Arkansas City; Emme Goodin, first-year student, Augusta; Grace Mader, second-year student in landscape architecture, Baldwin City; Hudson Parris, first-year student, Bel Aire; August Titus, first-year student, Copeland.

From Greater Kansas City: Sofia Acosta, first-year student, and Konner Pendland, second-year student in landscape architecture, both from Leawood; Alexander Kinnan, first-year student, Ross Siegle, second-year student in architecture, Leah Steinacker, first-year student, and Reid Thornburg, first-year student, all from Lenexa; Jaasiel Duarte-Terrazas, second-year student in architecture, Mission; Sarah Traylor, first-year student, Olathe; Avery Don, first-year student, Ashton McWhorter, third-year student in architecture, and Alexandra Wilson, third-year student in architecture, all from Overland Park; Siddarth Jambunathan, first-year student, and Jennifer Morrill, first-year student, both from Shawnee.

Kinsey Ackerman, first-year student, and Kelsie Dewitt, first-year student, both from Hays; Brandon Heide, third-year student in architecture, Hutchinson.

From Manhattan: Marilina Bedros, second-year student in architecture; Alexander Booth, fifth-year student in architecture; Grant Urban, second-year student in architecture; and Andrew Wood, third-year student in architecture.

Chloe Cudney, first-year student, and Aubrie Peschel, first-year student, both from Marysville; Alexandria Weber, first-year student, McPherson; Shelby Cooke, second-year student in landscape architecture, and Madison Maley, second-year student in landscape architecture, both from Osawatomie; Madison Armbruster, second-year student in interior architecture and product design, Paola; Janelle Headrick, fourth-year student in interior architecture and product design, Parkerfield; Talisa Hernandez, first-year student, Wichita.

From out of state:

From Colorado: Megan Burke, third-year student in architecture, Castle Pines; Danielle Hodgson, second-year student in landscape architecture, Denver; Megan Radcliff, first-year student, Eaton; Christina Sanchez, second-year student in architecture, Highlands Ranch; and Kanoa San Miguel, second-year student in interior architecture and product design, Longmont.

From Illinois: Travis Surmeier, first-year student, Belleville; Ashley Stark, second-year student in interior architecture and product design, Burlington; Elsa Stoffel, second-year student in landscape architecture, Palos Park; and Lauren Bailey, third-year student in architecture, Quincy.

Ashley Brunton, fourth-year student in architecture, North Mankato, Minnesota.

From Missouri: Allyssa Gray, second-year student in landscape architecture, Bonne Terre; Yuvrajsinh Dodiya, second-year student in architecture, Bridgeton; Dean Randolph, first-year student, Chesterfield; Haley Weinberg, first-year student, Des Peres; Dominic White, fourth-year student in architecture, Florissant; Ellie Williams, first-year student, Independence; Timothy Struemph, third-year student in architecture, Jefferson City; Aaron Burson, first-year student, Larissa Oshima, first-year student, and Mikaela Wynne, first-year student, all from Kansas City; Kooper Holbrook, second-year student in architecture, Kearney; Peyton Nolan, first-year student, Liberty; Lawson Endicott, first-year student, Loma Linda; Abigail Dick, second-year student in interior architecture and product design, and Caroline Finck, fourth-year student in landscape architecture, both from Mexico; Justin Jennings, first-year student, O'Fallon; Breanna Nelson, fourth-year student in landscape architecture, Platte; Rachel Cross, second-year student in landscape architecture, Sheldon; Anna DePastino, first-year student, and Jacquelynn Ruwwe, first-year student, both from St. Joseph; Margaret Brennan, fourth-year student in architecture, Jeremy Migneco, fourth-year student in architecture, and Margaret Schulte, third-year student in interior architecture and product design, all from St. Louis; Jacob Frazier, second-year student in architecture, St. Peters; and Cheyenne Canterbury, first-year student, Wentzville.

From Nebraska: Kathryn Zieno, third-year student in architecture, Bellevue; Emily Block, first-year student, Hastings; and Harley Schuster, first-year student, Superior.

Katherine Little, second-year student in architecture, Raton, New Mexico; Taylor Allen, fifth-year student in landscape architecture, and Krishan Baniqued, first-year student, both from Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Valerie Stetts, fourth-year student in architecture, Montoursville, Pennsylvania; Donovan Mitchell, first-year student, Chesapeake, Virginia; and Gabrielle Coleman, third-year student in architecture, Manassas, Virginia.

From out of country: Jiayi Wang, fourth-year student in architecture, Chengdu, China; and Mi Chele Lee, third-year student in architecture, Klang, Malaysia.

Learn more about APDPro, or for more information on either program, contact Danna Voegeli, APDPro coordinator, at apdpro@k-state.edu.

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