Three tapped for Outstanding Senior Award
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology will recognize three seniors with the Outstanding Senior Award at the college's fall graduation honors and student awards presentation at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in Justin Hall's Hoffman Lounge.
The college recognizes outstanding seniors for not only their educational commitment, but their professional growth and development and service to others as well. The selections are made by faculty and are based on the students' academic achievements, leadership, participation in service on campus and in the community, and their professional potential.
Award recipients are:
- Macy Wendler, bachelor's candidate in apparel design, Shawnee
- Wendler is completing a term as president of K-State's Panhellenic Council, where she led campus sororities and fraternities in developing leadership and philanthropic programming. Under her leadership, the K-State Panhellenic community was awarded the Sutherland Award, the highest honor given by the Mid-American Greek Council Association. Wendler also was an undergraduate teaching assistant and enhanced university experience instructor, and was tapped by faculty to help a local startup fashion business. She plans to work as a technical designer for Women's Wear.
- Karissa Dorleus, bachelor's candidate in communication sciences and disorders, Junction City
- Dorleus is a member of multiple honor societies, including Kappa Omicron Nu, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, the Multicultural Student Honor Society and the University Honors Program. She has been active in the K-State Student Speech-Language Hearing Association, serving as social chair and a community service committee member. She was a lab instructor for a junior course on the anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism, and is working on an honors research project dealing with the rib cage and abdominal movements during breathing. She also plays the cello and kick boxes. After graduation, Dorleus plans to pursue her master's degree at K-State with the goal of working as a speech pathologist in a medical setting. Dorleus also will be the College of Human Ecology's student commencement speaker.
- Bradley Hutt, bachelor's candidate in athletic training and kinesiology, Papillion, Neb.
- While a pitcher for K-State's baseball team, Hutt earned academic honors from the Big 12 Conference. He is a member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll; has provided athletic training for K-State's football, baseball, volleyball, women's crew and track and field teams; and volunteered his training services for the Kansas AAU State Track Meet. Hutt has received the Big 12 postgraduate scholarship, which he will use in his studies at Abilene Christian University, where he also will serve as a graduate assistant athletic trainer.
The College of Human Ecology's commencement ceremony will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, in McCain Auditorium.