COLLEGES

Students receive

Legacy Scholarships

at Kansas State

A pair of local students, who are recipients of the K-State Alumni Association’s Legacy Scholarships, were recognized during a presentation at the Kansas State University football game in Manhattan on Sept. 2.

Matthew Rockwell of Blue Springs and Adam Baerg of Lee’s Summit were among the 150 students who are children and grandchildren of Kansas State alumni who were awarded the $1,000 scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year.

K-State students receiving the scholarships are incoming freshmen as well as current and transfer students. The recipients include both in-state and out-of-state students. Applicants are considered if at least one parent or grandparent is a K-State alumnus, with preference given to members of the Alumni Association.

“Alumni across Kansas and the nation have encouraged the university and Association to address tuition issues of legacy students, and this program greatly assists us in those efforts,” said Amy Button Renz, president and CEO of the Alumni Association. “The Association’s board of directors is committed to helping prospective students attend K-State.”

The scholarships are made possible through funds generated by the K-State License Plate program, administered by the Alumni Association for the university.

 

Independence student

participating in play

at Central Methodist

Central Methodist University student Abigail Wimberley, from Independence, will be participating in CMU's presentation of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 4:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6-7 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 8 at 1:30 p.m. in Fayette, Mo.

The cost of admission is $8 for adults, $5 for CMU faculty and staff, and free for CMU students with identification.

Wimberley is a junior currently pursuing a bachelor of science degree in theatre arts at CMU.

 

Blue Springs student

earns doctorate

degree at Alabama

Katrina Louise Setoodeh of Blue Springs was awarded a doctor of nursing practice degree from the University of Alabama during ceremonies on Aug. 5.

Alabama awarded approximately 1,300 degrees following the summer session.

 

Independence student

earns CMU degree

Amy Armstrong of Independence is one of nearly 180 individuals who graduated from Central Methodist University during the summer.

Graduates included students from CMU's main campus in Fayette, CMU Centers throughout Missouri, and online programs.

Armstrong earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology.

 

Independence student

earns degree from

Valdosta State U.

Joel Mathews of Independence has earned the education specialist in coaching pedagogy in physical education degree from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.

Mathews was among nearly 500 undergraduate and graduate students who completed the requirements for their respective degrees during the summer 2017 semester.

 

Area students

elected as council

leaders at Graceland

Several local students were elected as house council leaders for the 2017-18 school year at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.

Graceland University offers the integration of student government and residence life, allowing student leaders to impact the entire campus community. Students elected as house council leaders become the members and decision makers in the student government organizations. Local students elected included:

• Caitlyn Newberry of Independence was elected as Academic Student Council (ASC) Rep for Dimora House.

• Jeremiah Reynolds of Independence was elected as Academic Student Council (ASC) Rep for Faunce House.

• Jacob Rincon of Independence was elected as Chaplain for Tiona House.

• Ian Wilson of Independence was elected as Council of Student Activities (COSA) Rep for Agape House.

• Logan Woodcock of Blue Springs was elected as Council of Student Activities (COSA) Rep for Shalom House.

• Hallee Arnold of Blue Springs was elected as Council of Student Activities (COSA) Rep for Solah House.

• Andrew Sheehy of Blue Springs was elected as Intramural (IM) Rep for Agape House.

• Collin McClaran of Independence was elected as Intramural (IM) Rep for Faunce House.

• Kalee Dowell of Independence was elected as Intramural (IM) Rep for Hanthorne House.

• Kanekoa Moananu of Independence was elected as Intramural (IM) Rep for Tiona House.

• Isaac Murray of Blue Springs was elected as House President for Agape House.

• David Hamar of Blue Springs was elected as House President for Closson House.

• Brenden Chandler of Independence was elected as House President for Faunce House.

• Alexandrya Weston of Independence was elected as House President for Khiyah House.

• Trenton Wahl of Independence was elected as House President for Powell House.

• Grace Wood of Independence was elected as House President for Sariah House.

• Joel Fears of Independence was elected as Senator for Agape House.

• Caleb La Mastres of Independence was elected as Senator for Cheville House.

• Alexander De Haan of Independence was elected as Senator for Closson House.

• Claire Wilson of Blue Springs was elected as Senator for Khiyah House.

• Alissa Clark of Blue Springs was elected as Senator for Shalom House.

 

– Compiled by Karl Zinke