Local 2014 KU Graduates
Local 2014 KU Graduates
Area students were among the nearly 4,450 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring
KU's 142nd Commencement was held Sunday.
Area graduates are as follows:
Amie Algrim, of Garden City. Algrim will receive a bachelor of science in pharmaceutical studies.
Erin Blackburn, of Garden City. Blackburn will receive a doctor of medicine.
Sarah Dechant, of Garden City. Dechant will receive a bachelor of science in occupational studies.
Emanuel Flores, of Garden City. Flores will receive a Bachelor of Science in business in accounting.
Stephanie Hase, of Garden City. Hase will receive a master of social work.
Mark Linenberger, of Garden City. Linenberger will receive a master of architecture.
Morgan Lott, of Garden City. Lott will receive a bachelor of science in journalism and minor in film studies.
James McGowan, of Garden City. McGowan will receive a bachelor of general studies in history and bachelor of general studies in political science.
Cynthia McMillan, of Garden City. McMillan will receive a bachelor of general studies in political science.
Alexander Melin, of Garden City. Melin will receive a juris doctorate.
Ruby Montoya, of Garden City. Montoya will receive a Bachelor of Arts in latin American and caribbean Studies.
Jessica Montoya, of Garden City. Montoya will receive a bachelor of science in business in accounting.
Zachary Nelson, of Garden City. Nelson will receive a master of urban planning.
Jonathan Tran, of Garden City. Tran will receive a bachelor of general studies in psychology and minor in chemistry.
Rebecca Upshaw, of Garden City. Upshaw will receive a master of social work.
Travis Young, of Garden City. Young will receive a bachelor of fine arts in design.
Maria Zaytseva, of Garden City. Zaytseva will receive a bachelor of arts in biology.
Alyssa Oller, of Holcomb. Oller will receive a bachelor of science in pharmaceutical studies.
Celine Govert, of Tribune. Govert will receive a doctorate of pharmacy and minor in business.
Andrew Miller, of Tribune. Miller will receive a bachelor of science in biology.
Drew Zerr, of Tribune. Zerr will receive a master of health services Administration.
Clinton Chastain, of Ulysses. Chastain will receive a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering.
Kyle Maddox, of Cimarron. Maddox will receive a bachelor of ccience in mathematics and minor in philosophy.
Katelyn Ridenour, of Cimarron. Ridenour will receive a bachelor of science in business in accounting.
Brandon Koehn, of Copeland. Koehn will receive a doctorate of pharmacy and bachelor of science in pharmaceutical studies.
Justin Kelly, of Ingalls. Kelly will receive a bachelor of arts in french and minors in business and music.
Anna Pena, of Montezuma. Pena will receive a bachelor of science in nursing.
Kirk Redger, of Montezuma. Redger will receive a doctorate of medicine.
Luke Englert, of Syracuse. Englert will receive a bachelor of fine arts in design.
Tate Housholder, of Syracuse. Housholder will receive a bachelor of general studies in psychology and minor in business.
Samuel Ornelas, of Sublette. Ornelas will receive a doctorate of medicine.
Maryanne Hett, of Deerfield. Hett will receive a master of science in education.
Trey Shipley, of Lakin. Shipley will receive a master of health services administration.
Logan Numrich, of Scott City. Numrich will receive a doctorate of pharmacy.
Laci Kinser, of Hugoton. Kinser will receive a bachelor of science in pharmaceutical studies.
Area students graduate from Emporia
EMPORIA — Three local students were among the more than 600 student candidates for undergraduate degrees during the commencement ceremony, held Saturday in White Auditorium at Emporia State University.
The students are as follows:
Abraham J. Martinez of Pierceville, bachelor of interdisciplinary studies degree.
Natasha Jean Phoenix of Garden City, bachelor of science degree in secondary biology education.
Kandra Dale Woods of Cimarron, bachelor of science degree in elementary education.
Video of commencement can be found at www.emporia.edu/commencement/videos.html.
K-State business school honored
By K-State News Editorial Services
MANHATTAN — For the third consecutive year, the National Strategic Selling Institute at Kansas State University's College of Business Administration has been named one of the top sales programs in the country by the Sales Education Foundation.
"We are so excited to be named to the list of the Top Universities in Sales for the third year in a row," said Dawn Deeter, the J.J. Vanier distinguished chair in relational selling, professor of marketing and director of the National Strategic Selling Institute. "This achievement is a testament to our innovative sales curriculum and our outstanding K-State students."
The National Strategic Selling Institute, one of the initiatives in the college, sponsors the university's sales team, which prepares students for sales competitions across the country. The institute also organizes K-State Sales Week, an annual event featuring workshops, competitions and networking sessions to develop students' sales skills and expose them to careers in sales, and other competitions throughout the year.
The program features an innovative curriculum focused on the application of selling skills through role plays and real sales experience. This spring semester, for example, students were able to prospect and make sales calls to sell tickets and find items for the institute's benefit auction, an event to raise money for the program as well as the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan.
"The program is open to any major on campus, so I hope more K-State undergraduates will consider earning their certificate in professional strategic selling," Deeter said. "I receive phone calls weekly from companies searching for great sales talent. A student who graduates with selling skills has many job opportunities from which to choose."
Midwestern State honor roll
Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas recognized 785 honor students for the Spring 2014 semester. The President's Honor Roll included 249 students, the Provost's Honor Roll included 202 students and the Dean's Honor Roll included 334 students.
A student who completes a semester schedule of at least 12 hours in one semester with no grade lower than A (4.0) will be included on the President's Honor Roll. The student cannot have semester grades of I, WF or NC.
Local students named to the President's Honor Roll are as follows:
Alexandra Homer of Holcomb.
Former GC students earn degrees at Northern Colorado
— Two former Garden City students were among approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students to receive degrees from the University of Northern Colorado during spring 2014 graduation ceremonies May 9 and 10.
KayeLani Irvin, of Garden City, received her master of arts in speech/language pathology and Praveen Vadapally, of Garden City, received his doctorate of philosophy, chemical education.
GC student earns Farm Bureau scholarship
MANHATTAN - A former Garden City student is among 25 students who will receive a scholarship from the 2014-2015 school year. from Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. Skyler Glenn of Garden City has received a $500 collegeiate scholarship
Commerce Bank scholarships awarded to GCCC students
Nine students attending Garden City Community College were selected as the newest recipients of the Commerce Bank Scholarships awarded through the GCCC Endowment Association.
Scholarship recipients for the 2013-2014 year include: Aisha Rios, Garden City; Vu Doan, Garden City; Heather Harper, Tribune; Keegan Kruetzer, Garden City; John Le, Garden City; Alondra Ortiz- Tamayo, Garden City; Jose Ponce, McDonald; Trey Welch, Holcomb; and Sandra LLamas, Deerfield.
The scholarships, awarded annually, assist deserving students with the opportunity to attend GCCC. Each recipient received $500 bringing the total awarded for the 2013-2014 school year to $4500. Since 1976 Commerce Bank has been awarding scholarships to GCCC students.
Former GC student recieves award at Emporia
Seth Drees of Garden City has received a New Graduate Student Scholarship (Fall 2013) for the 2013-14 academic year. Drees is a graduate student in Psychology.
The Graduate School at Emporia State University awarded $51,299 for scholarships and awards during the 2013-14 academic year. This total represents a significant increase in scholarship funding for graduate students thanks to support from ESU's Office of the President and Office of the Provost. Additional funding was provided by ESU Foundation graduate scholarship funding (Scholar's Circle) and the Graduate School.
Emporia State's Graduate School offers 27 master's degree programs with 34 available concentrations, one Ph.D. program with available areas of concentration, one Ed.S. program and 10 certification programs. Of the graduate degree programs, 13 are offered online. Classes are offered on the Emporia campus and at Emporia State University, Kansas City. The School of Library and Information Management also operates programs in Portland, Ore., Provo and Orem, Utah, and Denver, Colo.