Fort Hays State recognizes area students for scholarships at Dodge City program

02/27/17
NOTE: Print-quality photos can be downloaded from the SRP Dodge City link on the page at http://bigcat.fhsu.edu/currentevents/srp_photos.php.

HAYS, Kan. -- Students from the southwestern Kansas region were recognized at a recent Student Recognition Program in Dodge City for the scholarships they have been awarded from Fort Hays State University for the 2017-18 academic year.

The annual Dodge City SRP primarily serves students from Ness City and students from Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Ford, Gray, Hodgeman, Kiowa and Meade counties. Students from outside the primary area, including students from Oklahoma, are also welcome.

Scholarships awarded at the SRPs include Fort Hays State's four ACT-based scholarships: the $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction, the $2,000 University Scholar Award, the $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award, and the $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Academic Opportunity Grants of $2,000 or $4,000 are also funded by Fort Hays State.

All are awarded only to incoming freshmen enrolling in college for the first time, but each is renewable provided students maintain the minimum required academic standing.

The renewable $1,500 FHSU Transfer Student Scholarship is available for transfer students, as is a $1,000 non-renewable transfer scholarship. One-time $900 or $500 Academic Opportunity Awards are given to scholars by individual academic departments.

Each SRP event also features four scholarship drawings, two for $600 FHSU University Bookstore scholarships, one for a $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program Scholarship, and another for an iPad.

Students are arranged alphabetically by high school or junior college with their parents and intended majors. Cutlines are provided for the photos.

Ashland High School
Lezah Fox, Ashland (67831), a 2017 Ashland High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in health and human performance. Fox, daughter of William and Debra Fox, Ashland, plans to major in health and human performance.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Greg Kandt, associate professor of health and human performance.

Dodge City Community College

Luke Avila, Goodland (67735), a 2016 Goodland High School graduate and a Dodge City Community College transfer student, was awarded a $1,500 FHSU Transfer Student Scholarship. Avila, son of David and Charlene Avila, Goodland, plans to major in finance.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Carolyn Anderson, instructor of economics, finance and accounting.

Chelsi Baker, Spearville (67876), a 2015 Spearville High School and 21st Century Learning Academy graduate and a Dodge City Community College transfer student, was awarded a $1,500 FHSU Transfer Student Scholarship. Baker, daughter of Buckley and Nadine Baker, Spearville, plans to major in radiologic technology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Susan Dumler, lecturer in the Department of Allied Health.

Mark Hageman, Mount Hope (67108), a 2016 Andale High School graduate and a Dodge City Community College transfer student, was awarded a $1,500 FHSU Transfer Student Scholarship. Hageman, son of Roger and Joey Hageman, Mount Hope, plans to major in agriculture.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Don Benjamin, interim chair of the Department of Agriculture.

Ashley Millershaski, Dodge City (67801), a 2014 Dodge City High School graduate student and a Dodge City Community College transfer student, was awarded a $1,500 FHSU Transfer Student Scholarship. Millershaski, daughter of Raymond and Tracy Millershaski, Dodge City, plans to major in accounting.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Carolyn Anderson, instructor of economics, finance and accounting.

Ricardo Sanchez, Dodge City (67801), a 2015 Dodge City High School graduate and a Dodge City Community College transfer student, was awarded a $1,000 FHSU Transfer Student Scholarship, and he won a drawing for one of two $600 FHSU University Bookstore scholarships. Sanchez, son of Leopoldo and Julia Sanchez, Dodge City, plans to major in marketing.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Carolyn Anderson, instructor of economics, finance and accounting.

Jordan Seabolt, Cimarron (67835), a 2015 Cimarron High School graduate and a Dodge City Community College transfer student, was awarded a $1,000 FHSU Transfer Student Scholarship, and she won the drawing for a $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program Scholarship. Seabolt, daughter of Ashley and Mardie Seabolt, Cimarron, plans to major in psychology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Josh Tanguay, lecturer of psychology.

Socorro Vega Campos, Dodge City (67801), a 2015 Dodge City High School graduate and a Dodge City Community College transfer student, was awarded a $1,500 FHSU Transfer Student Scholarship. Vega Campos, son of Socorro and Maria Vega, Dodge City, plans to major in information networking and telecommunications.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Ron Rohlf, assistant professor of informatics.

Dodge City High School
Jake Montgomery, Dodge City (67801), a 2017 Dodge City High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in justice studies. Montgomery, son of Brian and Julianna Montgomery, Dodge City, plans to major in criminal justice.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Paul Lucas, instructor of criminal justice.

Call Rankin, Dodge City (67801), a 2017 Dodge City High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in physics. Rankin, son of Ty and Courtney Rankin, Dodge City, plans to major in physics.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Eric Deyo, assistant professor of physics.

Karely Solis-Enriquez, Dodge City (67801), a 2017 Dodge City High School graduate, was awarded a $4,000 Access to Academic Opportunity Grant and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in criminal justice. Solis-Enriquez, daughter of Ever and Rita Solis, Dodge City, plans to major in criminal justice.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Paul Lucas, instructor of criminal justice.

Brier Whitaker, Dodge City (67801), a 2017 Dodge City High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Whitaker, daughter of Brent and Ami Whitaker, Dodge City, plans to major in nursing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Todd Brungardt, instructor of nursing.

Hodgeman County High School
Carson Cohoon, Jetmore (67854), a 2017 Hodgeman County High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Cohoon, son of Darin and Christina Cohoon, Jetmore, plans to major in geology.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Carolyn Anderson, instructor of economics, finance and accounting.

Tayler Wade, Jetmore (67854), a 2017 Hodgeman County High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in health and human performance. Wade, daughter of Keith Wade and Christina McKinley, Jetmore, plans to major in athletic training.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Greg Kandt, associate professor of health and human performance.

Ingalls High School
Christopher Wendel, Ingalls (67853), a 2017 Ingalls High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Wendel, son of Dan and Leisa Wendel, Ingalls, plans to major in agriculture.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Don Benjamin, interim chair of the Department of Agriculture.

Kinsley High School
Brittney Dockendorf, Kinsley (67547), a 2017 Kinsley High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Dockendorf, daughter of Andy and Shawna Dockendorf, Kinsley, plans to major in nursing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Todd Brungardt, instructor of nursing.

Gisel Holguin, Kinsley (67547), a 2017 Kinsley High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in allied health. Holguin, daughter of Ernesto Holguin and Juanita Gardea, Kinsley, plans to major in medical diagnostic imaging.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Susan Dumler, lecturer in the Department of Allied Health.

Meade High School

Bailey Lewis, Fowler (67844), a 2017 Meade High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in biology. Lewis, daughter of Todd and Brenda Lewis, Fowler, plans to major in biology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Elmer Finck, professor of biological sciences.

Minneola High School

Ethan Schneweis, Dodge City (67801), a 2017 Minneola High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Schneweis, son of Gary and Rhnae Schneweis, Dodge City, plans to major in agriculture.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Don Benjamin, interim chair of the Department of Agriculture.

Kyle Stevens, Minneola (67865), a 2017 Minneola High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business, and he won a drawing for one of two $600 FHSU University Bookstore scholarships. Stevens, son of Michele Stevens, Minneola, plans to major in business.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Carolyn Anderson, instructor of economics, finance and accounting.

Ness City High School
Alexis Clarke, Ness City (67560), a 2017 Ness City High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Clarke, daughter of Jerry and Jane Clarke, Ness City, plans to major in nursing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Todd Brungardt, instructor of nursing.

South Central High School
Sidney Monroe, Protection (67127), a 2017 South Central High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Monroe, son of David and Jennifer Monroe, Protection, plans to major in agriculture.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Don Benjamin, interim chair of the Department of Agriculture.

Jessica Kissel, Protection (67127), a 2017 South Central High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in teacher education. Kissel, daughter of Kirk and Gayla Kissel, Protection, plans to major in elementary education.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Chris Jochum, chair of the Department of Teacher Education.

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