Fort Hays State recognizes area students for scholarships at Wichita program

WIchita SRP- 2017

03/06/17
NOTE: Print-quality photos can be downloaded from the SRP Wichita link on the page at http://bigcat.fhsu.edu/currentevents/srp_photos.php.

HAYS, Kan. -- Students from the south-central and southeast Kansas region were recognized at the recent Student Recognition Program in Wichita for the scholarships they have been awarded from Fort Hays State University for the 2017-18 academic year.

The annual Wichita SRP primarily serves students from 19 Kansas counties: Barber, Butler, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Cowley, Crawford, Elk, Greenwood, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho, Reno, Sedgwick, Sumner, Wilson and Woodson. 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.

Andale High School
Christian King, Goddard (67052), a 2017 Andale High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in health and human performance. King, son of Wes and Brenda King, Goddard, plans to major in sport and exercise therapy.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Duane Shepherd, associate professor of health and human performance.

Zachary Meyer, Andale (67001), a 2017 Andale High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in chemistry. Meyer, son of Robert and Phyllis Meyer, Andale, plans to major in chemistry.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Arvin Cruz, assistant professor of chemistry.

Andover Central High School
Emma Gardner, Wichita (67230), a 2017 Andover Central High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Gardner, daughter of Jason and Wendy Gardner, Wichita, plans to major in international business.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Dosse Toulaboe, chair of the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting.

Bishop Carroll High School

Noah Burgess, Wichita (67205), a 2017 Bishop Carroll High School graduate, was awarded a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in art. Burgess, son of Dorsey and Debra Burgess, Wichita, plans to major in art.

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

Kathleen Sauber, Wichita (67212), a 2017 Bishop Carroll High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Sauber, daughter of Brian and Mary Sauber, Wichita, plans to major in nursing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Colleen Paramesh, assistant professor of nursing.

Buhler High School

Benjamin Hoffhines, Hutchinson (67502), a 2017 Buhler High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in art and design. Hoffhines, son of Jill Hayes, Hutchinson, and Mark Hoffhines, Hutchinson, plans to major in art and design.

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

Central High School
Sara Jackson, Burden (67019), a 2017 Central High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Jackson, daughter of Bryan and Donna Jackson, Burden, plans to major in psychology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Jennifer Kitson, instructor of psychology.

Circle High School

Amanda Weber, Benton (67017), a 2017 Circle High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in art. Weber, daughter of David and Tammy Weber, Benton, plans to major in graphic design.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Lee Powers, assistant professor of art and design.

Clearwater High School
Whitney Pelz, Clearwater (67026), a 2017 Clearwater High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Pelz, daughter of Jami and Deb Pelz, Clearwater, plans to major in agriculture.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Ammar Bhandari, assistant professor of agriculture.

Cowley College
Abby Cahn, Derby (67037), a 2015 Kapaun Mount Carmel High School graduate and a Cowley College transfer student, won a drawing for one of two $600 FHSU University Bookstore scholarships. Cahn, daughter of Robert and Stacey Cahn, Derby, plans to major in education.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins.

Kathleen Hankins, Arkansas City (67005), a 2015 Arkansas City High School graduate and a Cowley College transfer student, was awarded a $1,500 Transfer Student Scholarship. Hankins, daughter of Glen and Sydney Hankins, Arkansas City, and Sarah Noah, plans to major in art.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Lee Powers, assistant professor of art and design.

Hannah Hillebrand, Wellington (67152), a 2013 Wellington High School graduate and a Cowley College transfer student, was awarded a $1,000 Transfer Student Scholarship. Hillebrand, daughter of Cassandra Vogel, Wellington, plans to major in elementary education.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Sarah Broman, instructor of teacher education.

Derby High School
Michaela Ensor, Wichita (67278), a 2017 Derby High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in music and theatre. Ensor, daughter of James and Joyce Ensor, Wichita, plans to major in music.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, Dr. Jonathan Cooper, instructor of music and theatre.

Douglass High School
Peyton Henke, Douglass (67039), a 2017 Douglass High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in geosciences. Henke, son of Trevor and April Henke, Douglass, plans to major in geology.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Greg Farley, dean of the Peter and Pamela Werth College of Science, Technology and Mathematics.

Eisenhower High School
Sydney Weaver, Goddard (67052), a 2017 Eisenhower High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Weaver, daughter of Troy Weaver and Jennifer Hammann, Goddard, plans to major in psychology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Jennifer Kitson, instructor of psychology.

El Dorado High School
Hannah Haury, El Dorado (67042), a 2017 El Dorado High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Haury, daughter of Larry and Dana Haury, El Dorado, plans to major in business.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Dosse Toulaboe, chair of the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting.

Goddard High School
Hannah Buller, Goddard (67052), a 2017 Goddard High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award. Buller, daughter of Jennifer White, Goddard, plans a career in occupational therapy.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Greg Farley, dean of the Peter and Pamela Werth College of Science, Technology and Mathematics.

Kaitlyn Tibbitts, Goddard (67052), a 2017 Goddard High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in art. Tibbitts, daughter of Jeff and Cindy Tibbitts, Goddard, plans to major in art.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Lee Powers, assistant professor of art and design.

Halstead High School
Layke Heimerman, Halstead (67056), a 2017 Halstead High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in communication studies, and he won a drawing for one of two $600 FHSU University Bookstore scholarships. Heimerman, son of John and Kari Heimerman, Halstead, plans to major in communication.

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

Cory Hiebert, Halstead (67056), a 2017 Halstead High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in art and design. Hiebert, son of Gary and Amy Hiebert, Halstead, plans to major in art.

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

Hutchinson Community College
Shayla DeGarmo, Hutchinson (67501), a 2015 Hutchinson High School graduate and a Hutchinson Community College transfer student, was awarded a $1,500 Transfer Student Scholarship. DeGarmo, daughter of Jason and Shelli DeGarmo, Hutchinson, plans to major in communication sciences and disorders.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Breanna Taylor, program specialist in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Emily Kohls, Hutchinson (67502), a 2015 Buhler High School graduate and a Hutchinson Community College transfer student, was awarded a $1,500 Transfer Student Scholarship. Kohls, daughter of Jason and Heidi Kohls, Hutchinson, plans to major in art.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Lee Powers, assistant professor of art and design.

Jordan Smith, Wichita (67212), a 2015 Bishop Carroll High School graduate and a Hutchinson Community College transfer student, was awarded a $1,500 Transfer Student Scholarship. Smith, daughter of Chris and Bernadette Walter, Wichita, and Raymond Smith, plans to major in nursing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Colleen Paramesh, assistant professor of nursing.

Hutchinson High School
Anna Deal, Hutchinson (67502), a 2017 Hutchinson High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in social work. Deal, daughter of Carolyn Morris, Hutchinson, plans to major in social work.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Lee Powers, assistant professor of art and design.

Katherine Henke, Hutchinson (67501), a 2017 Hutchinson High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in chemistry. Henke, daughter of Katherine Henke, Hutchinson, and Greg Henke, Burrton, plans to major in chemistry.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Arvin Cruz, assistant professor of chemistry.

Kingman High School
Kennedy Thornton, Kingman (67068), a 2017 Kingman High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in leadership studies. Thornton, daughter of Mark Holloway and Katie Swingle, Kingman, plans to major in organizational leadership.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Jeni McRay, assistant professor of leadership studies.

Maize High School
Emily Brecht, Wichita (67205), a 2017 Maize High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in art. Brecht, daughter of Brian and Jill Leslie, Wichita, plans to major in art.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Lee Powers, assistant professor of art and design.

Kalyn Compton, Wichita (67212), a 2017 Maize High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in biology. Compton, daughter of Kimber Compton, Wichita, plans to major in biology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Greg Farley, dean of the Peter and Pamela Werth College of Science, Technology and Mathematics.

Logan Edwards, Wichita (67212), a 2017 Maize High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in political science. Edwards, son of Daniel McDonald and Shannon Edwards, Wichita, plans to major in political science.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Jian Sun, associate professor of political science.

Dallas Harp, Wichita (67205), a 2017 Maize High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Harp, daughter of James and Sonya Kellogg, Wichita, and Monica Barton, plans to major in agriculture.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Ammar Bhandari, assistant professor of agriculture.

Brenna Stamper, Wichita (67205), a 2017 Maize High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in teacher education. Stamper, daughter of Wes and Michelle Stamper, Wichita, plans to major in elementary education.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Sarah Broman, instructor of teacher education.

Metro-Boulevard Alternative High School
Kara Pyles, Wichita (67226), a 2017 Metro-Boulevard Alternative High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in art. Pyles, daughter of Deedra Green, Wichita, plans to major in art.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Lee Powers, assistant professor of art and design.

Mulvane High School
Anthony Scantlin, Mulvane (67110), a 2017 Mulvane High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award. Scantlin is the son of Brian and Tawnisha Scantlin, Mulvane.

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

Newton High School
Jasmin Porras, Newton (67114), a 2017 Newton High School graduate, won the drawing for a $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program Scholarship. Porras, daughter of Ricardo Porras and Maricela Flores, Newton, plans to major in medical diagnostic imaging.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins.

Sedgwick High School
Marshall Rutschman, Sedgwick (67135), a 2017 Sedgwick High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in physics. Rutschman, son of Jeni Ramsey, Sedgwick, and David Rutschman, Valley Center, plans to major in physics.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Greg Farley, dean of the Peter and Pamela Werth College of Science, Technology and Mathematics.

Trinity Academy
Abby Taylor, Andover (67002), a 2017 Trinity Academy graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Taylor, daughter of Toby Taylor and Dana Perry, Andover, plans to major in marketing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Dosse Toulaboe, chair of the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting.

Valley Center High School
Katie Youngers, Benton (67017), a 2017 Valley Center High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in teacher education. Youngers, daughter of Christie Henderson, Benton, and Chris Youngers, Park City, plans to major in elementary education.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Sarah Broman, instructor of teacher education.

Wichita Collegiate School
John Egan, Wichita (67226), a 2017 Wichita Collegiate School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Egan, son of Ed and Cindy Egan, Wichita, plans to major in finance.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Dosse Toulaboe, chair of the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting.

Wichita North High School
William Setser, Wichita (67203), a 2017 Wichita North High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in health and human performance. Setser, son of Chris and Kathleen Setser, Wichita, plans to major in health and human performance.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Duane Shepherd, associate professor of health and human performance.

Wichita Northwest High School
Lexey Cordell, Wichita (67212), a 2017 Wichita Northwest High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in art. Cordell, daughter of Jaime and Yvonne Cordell, Wichita, plans to major in art.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Lee Powers, assistant professor of art and design.

Rachael McCaslin, Wichita (67212), a 2017 Wichita Northwest 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 psychology. McCaslin, daughter of Lloyd and Linda Wood, Wichita, and Daryl McCaslin, plans to major in psychology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Jennifer Kitson, instructor of psychology.

Jordan Stevens, Wichita (67206), a 2017 Wichita Northwest High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in history. Stevens, son of Kyle and Tara Stevens, Wichita, plans to major in history.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and LaGretia Copp, instructor of history.

Wichita West High School
Paloma Salazar, Wichita (67204), a 2017 Wichita West High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Salazar, daughter of Laura Salazar, plans to major in psychology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Jennifer Kitson, instructor of psychology.

Winfield High School
Audrie Bailey, Winfield (67156), a 2017 Winfield High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Bailey, daughter of Beau and Tina Bailey, Winfield, plans to major in agriculture.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Ammar Bhandari, assistant professor of agriculture.

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