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March 5, 2013

Welcoming committee set: Wildcat Warm-up counselors, directors selected

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Helping students new to Kansas State University feel right at home will be the job of 27 current students who have been selected to serve with the university's Wildcat Warm-up program.

Wildcat Warm-up is an optional program offered in addition to the orientation and enrollment programs, with participants spending three days and two nights at the university. Aimed at student retention, the program gives new students entering the university in fall 2013 a head start on meeting other freshmen, learning traditions like how to do the "Wabash Cannonball," getting involved in campus organizations and gaining a sense of Wildcat spirit.

In its ninth year, Wildcat Warm-up will be offered June 7-9, 14-16 and 21-23.

Students selected to serve as a Wildcat Warm-up counselor, directors and or staff assistant include:

Cameron Banning, junior in mass communications, Andover, returning counselor; Kimberly Gerstner, junior in hotel and restaurant management, Colby, returning counselor; Kaitlyn Rogers, junior in management, Fredonia, returning counselor.

From Greater Kansas City: Rebecca Hickey, sophomore in marketing, Gardner, counselor; Ja'Lynn Montgomery, sophomore in elementary education, counselor, and Chayce Wynn, junior in biology, returning counselor, both from Kansas City, Kan.; Morgan Denton, freshman in architecture, Leawood, counselor;Alayna Humphrey, junior in family studies and human services, Olathe, counselor; Corey Byrnes, sophomore in life sciences, returning counselor, Erin Ebeling, senior in accounting, counselor, and Step Hughes, sophomore in pre-professional business administration, counselor, all from Overland Park; and Robert Schnefke, sophomore in mechanical engineering, Shawnee, counselor.

Chance Berndt, junior in marketing and international studies, Herington, counselor; Courtney Hallenbeck, senior in political science, staff assistant, and Elizabeth Petit, sophomore in human resource management, counselor, both from Junction City; Paige Kallenberger, freshman in biology and chemistry, Lawrence, counselor; Ryan Patterson, junior in management, Lyndon, director; Ellen Collingwood, sophomore in journalism and mass communications, Manhattan, returning counselor; Cody Kennedy, junior in secondary

education, Phillipsburg, director; Theo Stavropoulos, senior in management, Salina, returning counselor; Joshua Cox, junior in history and pre-law, Wakefield, counselor; and Maggie Griffith, sophomore in accounting, and Donald Pepoon, sophomore in marketing, both from Wichita and both counselors.

From out of state: Sarah Swenson, junior in elementary education, Greeley, Colo., director; Joey Thomas, junior in human resource management, Delano, Minn., returning counselor; Trevelle Stewart, freshman in arts and sciences-open option, Lee's Summit, Mo., counselor; and Brian Davis, senior in interior architecture and product design, Fishkill, N.Y., director.

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