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

SRP Garden City 2017

03/01/17
NOTE: Print quality photos can be downloaded from the SRP Garden City link on the page at http://bigcat.fhsu.edu/currentevents/srp_photos.php.

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

The annual Garden City SRP primarily serves students from Finney, Grant, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Kearny, Lane, Morton, Scott, Seward, Stanton, Stevens and Wichita counties in Kansas; and Baca, Bent, Kiowa and Prowers counties in Colorado. Students from outside the primary areas, 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.

Elkhart High School

Rhett Robertson, Elkhart (67950), a 2017 Elkhart High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in health and human performance. Robertson, son of Randy and Sherry Robertson, Elkhart, plans to major in health and human performance.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Jeff Burnett, professor of health and human performance.

Garden City Community College
Brett Novack, Garden City (67846), a 2006 Holcomb High School graduate and a Garden City Community College transfer student, was awarded a $1,500 Transfer Student Scholarship. Novak, plans to major in art.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Lee Powers, associate professor of art and design.

Claudia Castro, Garden City (67846), a 2016 Garden City High School graduate and a Garden City Community College transfer student, was awarded a $1,500 FHSU Transfer Student Scholarship. Castro, daughter of David and Veronica Castro, Garden City, plans to major in elementary education.

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

Kyle Evans, Garden City (67846), a 2015 Garden City High School graduate and a Garden City Community College transfer student, was awarded a $1,000 FHSU Transfer Student Scholarship. Evans, son of Jamin and Kyla Evans, Garden City, plans to major in biology.

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

Dalton Gottschalk, Holcomb (67851), a 2015 Holcomb High School graduate and a Garden City Community College transfer student, was awarded a $1,000 FHSU Transfer Student Scholarship. Gottschalk, son of Jeff and Tammy Gottschalk, Holcomb, plans to major in health and human performance.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Jeff Burnett, professor of health and human performance.

Kaitlynn Hammond, Holcomb (67851), a 2015 Holcomb High School graduate and a Garden City Community College transfer student, was awarded a $4,500 Phi Theta Kappa All-Kansas Academic Team Scholarship. Hammond, daughter of Travis and Stephanie Hammond, Holcomb, plans to major in elementary education.

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

Frank Klassen, Lakin (67860), a 2015 Lakin High School graduate and a Garden City Community College transfer student, was awarded a $1,500 FHSU Transfer Student Scholarship. Klassen, son of John and Elisebeth Klassen, Lakin, plans to major in secondary education.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Jeff Burnett, professor of health and human performance.

Adanari LopezDeLuna, Ulysses (67880), a 2015 Ulysses High School graduate and a Garden City Community College transfer student, was awarded a $1,500 FHSU Transfer Student Scholarship. LopezDeLuna, daughter of Ulises and Liliana Lopez, Ulysses, plans to major in education.

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

Tashia Malchow, Scott City (67871), a 2012 Scott Community High School graduate and a Garden City Community College transfer student, was awarded a $1,000 FHSU Transfer Student Scholarship. Malchow, daughter of Jake and Amy Jones, Scott City, plans to major in radiologic technology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Susan Dumler, lecturer in allied health.

Rosa Murillo Cervantes, Garden City (67846), a 2015 Garden City High School graduate and a Garden City Community College transfer student, was awarded a $1,500 FHSU Transfer Student Scholarship. Murillo-Cervantes, daughter of Elias and Maria Murillo, Garden City, plans to major in medical diagnostic imaging.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Susan Dumler, lecturer in allied health.

Garden City High School
Kyra Bellows, Garden City (67846), a 2017 Garden City High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award. Bellows is the daughter of Roger and Tina Bellows, Garden City.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Brittany Hughes, from the Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center.

Lincoln Biera, Garden City (67846), a 2017 Garden City High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in art. Biera, son of Josh and Jeanine Biera, Garden City, plans to major in art.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Lee Powers, associate professor of art and design.

Erik Chaparro, Garden City (67846), a 2017 Garden City High School graduate, was awarded a $4,000 Acess to Academic Opportunity Grant, a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Chaparro, son of Lorena Rodriguez, Garden City, plans to major in psychology.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Whitney Jeter, assistant professor of psychology.

Karen Chavez, Garden City (67846), a 2017 Garden City High School graduate, won the drawing for a $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program Scholarship. Chavez, daughter of Federico and Cecilia Chavez, Garden City, plans to major in international studies.
She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins.

Haley Daugaard, Garden City (67846), a 2017 Garden City High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in informatics. Daugaard, daughter of Daryl and Kaylene Daugaard, Garden City, plans to major in informatics.

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

Sally Dinkel, Garden City (67846), a 2017 Garden City High School graduate, won a drawing for one of two $600 FHSU University Bookstore scholarships. Dinkel, daughter of Mark and Julie Dinkel, Garden City, plans to major in elementary education.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins.

Kaci Finch, Garden City (67846), a 2017 Garden City High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in health and human performance. Finch, daughter of Paul and Linda Finch, Garden City, plans to major in health and human performance.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Jeff Burnett, professor of health and human performance.

Kevin Reyes, Garden City (67846), a 2017 Garden City High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Reyes, son of Jose and Miriam Reyes, Garden City, plans to major in finance.

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

Jose Sanchez, Garden City (67846), a 2017 Garden City High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 Access to Academic Opportunity Grant, a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award. Sanchez, son of Jose and Maria Sanchez, Garden City, plans to major in history.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. David Goodlett, associate professor of history.

Evanni Servantez, Garden City (67846), a 2017 Garden City High School graduate, won a drawing for one of two $600 FHSU University Bookstore scholarships. Servantez, daughter of Rimigio and Patricia Servantez, Garden City, plans to major in medical diagnostic imaging.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins.

Cameron Skipper, Garden City (67846), a 2017 Garden City High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Skipper, son of Troy and Sarah Skipper, Garden City, plans to major in agricultural business.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Brittany Howell, associate professor of agriculture.

Marcus Tula, Garden City (67846), a 2017 Garden City High School graduate, won the drawing for an iPad. Tula, son of Nicole Cruz, Garden City, plans to major in accounting.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins.

Holcomb High School
William Haas, Holcomb (67851), a 2017 Holcomb High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in informatics. Haas, son of Ron and Carrie Haas, Holcomb, plans to major in information networking and telecommunications.

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

Holly High School
Jordan Lozano, Holly (81047), a 2017 Holly High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Lozano, son of Michael Lozano and Paulena Pecina, Holly, plans to major in psychology.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Whitney Jeter, assistant professor of psychology.

Hugoton High School
Jessica Maciel, Hugoton (67951), a 2017 Hugoton High School graduate, was awarded a $4,000 Access to Academic Opportunity Grant, a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in allied health. Maciel, daughter of Mario and Araceli Maciel, Hugoton, plans to major in radiologic technology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Susan Dumler, lecturer in allied health.

Lakin High School
Jared Hendrix, Lakin (67860), a 2017 Lakin High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in health and human performance. Hendrix, son of Bret and Sandy Hendrix, Lakin, plans to major in health and human performance.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Jeff Burnett, professor of health and human performance.

Hayden Kessler, Lakin (67860), a 2017 Lakin High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in chemistry. Kessler, son of Ronny and Nancy Kessler, Lakin, plans to major in chemistry.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Krisztina Bencze, assistant professor of chemistry.

Scott Community High School
Kyle Cure, Scott City (67871), a 2017 Scott Community High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Cure, son of Keith and Renee Cure, Scott City, plans to major in agriculture.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Brittany Howell, associate professor of agriculture.

Jess Drohman, Scott City (67871), a 2017 Scott Community High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in health and human performance. Drohman, son of Justin and Debbie Drohman, Scott City, plans to major in health and human performance.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Jeff Burnett, professor of health and human performance.

Delaney Kitch, Scott City (67871), a 2017 Scott Community High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award. Kitch, is the daughter of Casey and Ashley Vondracek, Scott City.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Brittany Hughes, from the Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center.

Syracuse High School
Reina Seal, Syracuse (67878), a 2017 Syracuse High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Seal, daughter of Jesus Gomez and Michelle Travis, Syracuse, plans to major in psychology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Whitney Jeter, assistant professor of psychology.

Paola Varela, Syracuse (67878), a 2017 Syracuse High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Varela, daughter of Jesus Perez and Josefina Tena, Syracuse, plans to major in education.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. David Goodlett, associate professor of history.

Tyrone High School
Ashleigh Parker, Liberal (67901), a 2017 Tyrone High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in geosciences. Parker, daughter of Jon and Melissa Parker, Liberal, plans to major in geology.

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

Ulysses High School
Cameron Branch, Ulysses (67880), a 2017 Ulysses High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in informatics. Branch, son of Chris Branch and Dana Smith, Ulysses, plans to major in informatics.

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

Katrina McMahon, Ulysses (67880), a 2017 Ulysses High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. McMahon, daughter of Keith and Lori McMahon, Ulysses, plans to major in psychology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Whitney Jeter, assistant professor of psychology.

Wichita County High School

Jocelyn Martinez-Diaz, Leoti (67861), a 2017 Wichita County High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 Access to Academic Opportunity Grant. Martinez-Diaz, daughter of Cale and Sherri Warden, Marienthal, plans to major in biology.

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

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