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Eight students named outstanding seniors in Human Ecology

Monday, December 2, 2013

Eight students have been named outstanding seniors in the College of Human Ecology. They were selected by their professors for academic achievement, professional potential, leadership, participation and service.

They will be recognized at the college’s Graduation Honors and Student Awards Celebration at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in the Leadership Studies Building on campus.

Honorees and their majors are:

  • Reagan Hart, apparel marketing. Reagan graduates with minors in business administration and Mandarin Chinese. She studied for a semester at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and interned at myLOHAS Beauty in Shanghai, China, and at GTM Sportswear in Manhattan. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and the Apparel Marketing Design Alliance. The recipient of several scholarships, she is from Andover.
  • Kathryn Gayle Minnix, early childhood education. Kathryn has been a student teacher, a preschool classroom intern and an assistant teacher working with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. She has volunteered with K-State Telefund, Special Olympics and Early Childhood Education Open House. Kathryn has received numerous scholarships and has maintained a 4.0 GPA. From Scott City, she hopes to begin study on a master’s degree after graduation.
  • Bryn Penny Mosbarger, family studies and human services. Bryn just completed an internship at Mercy Regional Health Center and has also interned with child welfare, prenatal and immunization programs in her hometown of Burlington, Co. She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. After graduation she will move to Goodland and pursue a career in the health care field in prenatal education.
  • Kelli Voelker, family studies and human services. Kelli, who is graduating with a 4.0 GPA, is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Phi Kappa Phi honor society, and has volunteered with the Flint Hills Breadbasket and Big Brothers Big Sisters. She has served as a College of Human Ecology ambassador and been an academic mentor to elementary and middle school students. After graduation, Kelli plans to qualify as a Certified Family Life Educator. She is from Lynn.
  • Kathleen Novosel, dietetics coordinated program. Kathleen is one of the first dietetic majors to complete the minor in hotel and restaurant management and was the first undergraduate scholar for the Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs. She co-authored the best research paper at the 2013 School Nutrition Association’s annual conference. She completed 1,200 hours of supervised practice in dietetics. Plus, she was a College of Human Ecology ambassador. From Overland Park, Kathleen plans to pursue a career in child nutrition programs.
  • Monica Nelson, hospitality management. Monica, a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and other honor groups, has been an intern at Wingstop in Dallas and at Buffalo Wild Wings. She is a leader in Delta Delta Delta sorority and an officer in the Hospitality Management Society. Her community service work includes the K-State Travel & Dining Auction, Johnson County Food Pantry and Campus Cleanup. She is from Lenexa.
  • Kari Thiessen, public health nutrition. Kari is a pre-physical therapy major graduating in public health nutrition with a secondary major in gerontology and a minor in leadership studies. She has received numerous scholarships and has been on the Human Nutrition Student Advisory Council. From Whitewater, she is also a member of Silver Key Leadership Honorary and is a dance instructor at the Strong Complex Swing Dancing Event.
  • Adam Huff,  kinesiology. Based on academic achievement, Adam was chosen to work with a NIH-funded team to collect data on research in mechanisms of muscular microcirculation dysfunction in heart failure. He is a member of Theta Xi fraternity, raised money for multiple sclerosis research, is a member of Quill and Scroll national honor society and completed four Habitat for Humanity service trips. From Lenexa, Adam plans to become a physical therapist.

Prepared by Human Ecology communications

This article was posted on Monday, December 2, 2013, and is filed under Applied Human Sciences, College News, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, Hospitality Management, Interior Design and Fashion Studies, Kinesiology.