Levis to be graduation speaker, Nelson to represent students on dias
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Petros Levis, president of the Human Ecology Alumni Association Board and general manager of Medallion Laboratories, a Division of General Mills Inc., will keynote College of Human Ecology graduation ceremonies this year.
Kelley Nelson has been selected as student commencement speaker for the May 12. She will graduate with a degree in public health nutrition.
About 350 students will receive Bachelor of Science degrees at the 4:15 p.m. event in Bramblage Coliseum.
Nelson, who is from Manhattan, was chosen to represent her fellow graduates based on public speaking skills, academic achievement, activities and professional potential. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Blue Key Senior Honorary and she received the cancer research award and is a Putnam Scholar. Nelson also volunteers at the Flint Hills Community Clinic. She has been accepted to optometry school.
Levis has received the college’s Partner Award given to an alumnus who helped forge a strong corporate partnership with the College to enhance student and faculty research, internships, and other educational opportunities. A native of Greece, Levis earned his Ph.D. in food science with an emphasis in sensory analysis in 1998. He promoted internships at General Mills for sensory analysis students and each year returns to campus to conduct a class lecture and meet with students to discuss industrial opportunities and challenges.
DVDs of the ceremonies may be ordered through the K-State Student Union Bookstore at 800-KSU-CATS or 785-532-6583.
Prepared by Human Ecology communications