Local students earn degrees at Wichita State University

More than 350 students completed their degrees at Wichita State University in summer 2017.

The following area students earned their degrees: Garden City: Jorge L Ailon, B.S. in mechanical engineering; Ashten B. Anderson, master’s of music education, instrumental music; Unnati Basnyat, master’s of physician assistant; Michael D. Johnson, B.A. in sport management.

Hugoton: Zachary T. Kiley, B.A. in exercise science; Courtney J. Ralstin, B.S. in health science, Magna Cum Laude.

Scott City: Jillian L. VanCampen, B.S., health services management and comm development.

 

Fort Hays State awards scholarships for 2017-18

The following area students have been awarded scholarships from Fort Hays State University for the 2017-18 academic year:

Cimarron

Joseph Stegman, a 2017 Cimarron High School graduate, received a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction. Stegman, son of Michael and Marcie Stegman, Cimarron, is majoring in chemistry.

Brooklyn Walker, a 2017 Cimarron High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in education. Walker, daughter of Lance and Myra Walker, Cimarron, is majoring in elementary education.

Dighton

Dylan Foos, a 2017 Dighton High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Foos, son of Mark and Stacey Foos, Dighton, is majoring in agriculture.

Garden City

Guadalupe Arredondo, a 2014 Garden City High School graduate and a Garden City Community College transfer student, received a $4,500 Phi Theta Kappa All-Kansas Academic Team Scholarship and a $1,500 Transfer Student Scholarship. Arredondo, daughter of Humberto and Martha Arredondo, Garden City, is majoring in radiologic technology.

Claudia Castro-Porras, a 2016 Garden City High School graduate and a GCCC transfer student, received a $4,000 Access to Academic Opportunity Grant. Castro-Porras, daughter of David and Veronica Castro, Garden City, is majoring in elementary education.

Sally Dinkel, a 2017 Garden City High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in education. Dinkel, daughter of Mark and Julie Dinkel, Garden City, is majoring in teacher education.

Sabaha Hassen, a 2017 Garden City High School graduate, received a $2,000 Access to Academic Opportunity Grant. Hassen, daughter of Abdi Kemal, Garden City, is majoring in business.

Yesenia Huerta, a 2017 Garden City High School graduate, received a $300 Walmart Scholarship. Huerta, daughter of Bacilio and Maria Huerta, Garden City, is majoring in physics.

Aleecya Meinert, a 2015 Garden City High School graduate and a GCCC transfer student, received a $1,500 Transfer Student Scholarship. Meinert, daughter of Donna Meinert, Garden City, is majoring in art.

Arielle Miller, a 2017 Garden City High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in English. Miller, daughter of Michele Agai, Garden City, and Kevin Miller, Garden City, is majoring in English.

Raymond Nicodemus, a 2014 Garden City High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award. Nicodemus, son of Dale and Lu Nicodemus, Garden City, is majoring in accounting.

Zackery Owens, a 2015 Holcomb High School graduate and a GCCC transfer student, received a $1,500 Transfer Student Scholarship. Owens, son of Bod Owens, Garden City, and Becky Zepeda, Hobbs, N.M., is majoring in business.

Alejandra Puentes, a 2013 Garden City High School graduate and a GCCC transfer student, received a $1,000 Transfer Student Scholarship. Puentes, daughter of Antonio Puentes and Carolina Hernandez, Garden City, is majoring in social work.

Kevin Reyes, a 2017 Garden City High School graduate, received a $2,000 Access to Academic Opportuntiy Grant. Reyes, son of Jose and Mirian Reyes, Garden City, is majoring in finance.

Edgar Rodriguez-Jimenez, a 2015 Garden City High School graduate and a GCCC transfer student, received a $1,500 Transfer Student Scholarship. Rodriguez-Jimenez, son of Seferino and Maria Rodriguez, Garden City, is majoring in criminal justice.

Lucia Saldana, a 2016 Garden City High School graduate and a Pittsburg State University transfer student, received a $1,000 Transfer Student Scholarship. Saldana, daughter of Antonio Saldana and Juanita Irene Gaytan, Garden City, is majoring in chemistry.

Connor Schultz, a 2015 Garden City High School graduate and an Ottawa University transfer student, received a $1,000 Transfer Student Scholarship. Schultz, son of Gerald and Loretta Schultz, Garden City, is majoring in communication.

Camdon Sweet, a 2016 Pratt High School graduate and a Pratt Community College transfer student, received a $1,000 Transfer Student Scholarship. Sweet, son of Jay and Becky Sweet, Garden City, is majoring in biology.

Marcus Tula, a 2017 Garden City High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Tula, son of Nicole Cruz, Garden City, is majoring in business.

Connar Younkman, a 2016 Holcomb High School graduate and a North Central Kansas Technical College transfer student, received a $1,500 Transfer Student Scholarship. Younkman, son of Kristina Younkman, Garden City, is majoring in applied technology.

Healy

Kaitlyn Garayua, a 2017 Healy High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Garayua, daughter of Stephanie Wells, Healy, is majoring in biology.

Holcomb

William Haas, a 2017 Holcomb High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award. Haas, son of Ron and Carrie Haas, Holcomb, is majoring in informatics.

Ryli Soukup, a 2016 Holcomb High School graduate and a GCCC transfer student, received a $1,500 Transfer Student Scholarship. Soukup, daughter of John and Susan Soukup, Holcomb, is majoring in medical diagnostic imaging.

Hugoton

Pedro Ordonez, a 2017 Hugoton High School graduate, received a $4,000 Access to Academic Opportunity Grant, a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in chemistry. Ordonez, son of Pedro and Flor Ordonez, Hugoton, is majoring in chemistry.

Hannah Rodriguez, a 2017 Hugoton High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Rodriguez, daughter of Nick and Lori Rodriguez, Hugoton, is majoring in health and human performance.

Ingalls

Ty Poer, a 2017 Ingalls High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in teacher education. Poer, son of Mark and Traci Poer, Ingalls, is majoring in early childhood development.

Colton Schmidt, a 2017 Ingalls High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Schmidt, son of Michael and Kerry Schmidt, Ingalls, is majoring in agriculture.

Johnson City

Rebeca Avelar, a 2017 Stanton County High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Avelar, daughter of Armando and Maria Armando Avelar, Johnson, is majoring in biology.

Jose Mendoza, a 2017 Stanton County High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award. Mendoza, son of Arnoldo and Bertha Mendoza, Johnson, is majoring in business.

Jesus Molina, a 2017 Stanton County High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Molina, son of Jesus and Olga Molina, Johnson, is majoring in business education.

Lakin

Jayden Garcia, a 2017 Lakin High School graduate, received a $4,000 Access to Academic Opportuninty Grant, a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Access to Academic Opportunity Award in business. Garcia, daughter of Bart and Melody Garcia, Lakin, is majoring in business.

Leoti

Kinzie Bangerter, a 2017 Wichita County High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Bangerter, daughter of Wade and Rhonda Bangerter, Leoti, is majoring in agriculture.

Jorge Gallegos, a 2017 Wichita County High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in health and human performance. Gallegos, son of Jorge Gallegos and Norma Ornelas, Leoti, is majoring in health and human performance.

Ethan Masterson, a 2015 Wichita County High School graduate and a Colby Community College transfer student, received a $1,000 Transfer Student Scholarship. Masterson, son of Mike and Laurali Masterson, Leoti, is majoring in criminal justice.

Scott City

Joshua Becker, a 2016 Scott Community High School graduate and a Barton Community College transfer student, received a $1,500 Transfer Student Scholarship. Becker, son of Mike and Ruth Becker, Scott City, is majoring in political science.

Chandler Janssen, a 2017 Scott Community High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award. Janssen, son of Troy and Julie Janssen, Scott City, is majoring in information networking and telecommunications.

Elaine Parkinson, a 2017 Scott Community High School and Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science graduate, received a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Parkinson, daughter of Daniel and Jamie Parkinson, Scott City, was previously recognized for an FHSU KAMS Scholarship and a Presidential Award of Distinction. She is majoring in psychology.

Cami Patton, a 2017 Scott Community High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award. Patton, daughter of Todd and Marci Patton, Scott City, is majoring in health and human performance.

Syracuse

Paola Varela, a 2017 Syracuse High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in history. Varela, daughter of Jesus Perez and Josephina Tena, Syracuse, is majoring in history.

Tribune

Jessica Mendoza, a 2017 Greeley County High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Mendoza, daughter of Juan and Maria Mendoza, Tribune, is majoring in nursing.