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College of Human Ecology recognizes outstanding graduate students

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The College of Human Ecology recently recognized outstanding graduate students from all five departments for outstanding research, teaching, engagement and outreach, leadership, and overall outstanding graduate student. Award winners were nominated by their program’s faculty and staff.

“It’s always great to hear and recognize some of our outstanding graduate students and their amazing accomplishments”, said Michelle Toews, associate dean. “They are not only making a difference in the lives of students on our campus, like starting Cats’ Cupboard, but on individuals throughout the state, like making Black women’s health a capital concern, and across the world contributing to things like the Guatemalan women’s weaving cooperative.”

The award winners were:

Outstanding Research: Kowshik Saha, apparel and textiles; Trevor Steele, nutrition; Weilun Tsai, sensory sciences; Kelsey Casey, public health; Hilary Dalton Pippert, applied family science; Anna Boyer, communication sciences and disorders; Heather Love, couple and family therapy; Soomin Kim, lifespan human development; Somer Anderson, personal financial planning; Eunhye Park, hospitality management; and Shane Hammer, kinesiology.

Outstanding Teaching: Sahar Ejeimi, apparel and textiles; Zaw Wai Htoo, nutrition; Tyler Murley, sensory sciences; Priscilla Brenes, public health; Emily Koochel, applied family science; Hannah Carlgren, communication sciences and disorders; Bornell Nicholson, couple and family therapy; Jennifer Smith, lifespan human development; Phil Zepp, personal financial planning; Annamarie Sisson, hospitality management; and Carrie Mershon, kinesiology.

Outstanding Engagement/Outreach: Emily Pascoe, apparel and textiles; Sarah Cox, nutrition; Chetan Sharma, sensory sciences; Katie Kimmel, public health; Sarah Barrett, applied family science; Baylee Eck, communication sciences and disorders; Hunter Stanfield, couple and family therapy; Cherie Stueve, personal financial planning; Misun Kim, hospitality management; and Chris Omni, kinesiology.

Outstanding Leadership: Emily Pascoe, apparel and textiles; Grace Deubler, sensory sciences; Jessie Piper, applied family science; Regan Albertini, communication sciences and disorders; Michelle Washburn-Busk, couple and family therapy; Meghaan Lurtz, personal financial planning; and Jesse Stein, kinesiology.

Overall Outstanding Graduate Student: Emily Pascoe, Department of Apparel and Textiles, and Interior Design; Erin Ward, Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health; Allison Vollintine, School of Family Studies and Human Services; Eunhye Park, Department of Hospitality Management; and Trenton Colburn, Department of Kinesiology.

This article was posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design, College News, Family Studies & Human Services, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, Hospitality Management, Institute of Personal Financial Planning, K-State Family Center, Kinesiology, Sensory Analysis Center, Student Research.