Advertisement

Archive for Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Around and About for April 14, 2012

April 17, 2012

Advertisement

Washburn University student Mark Stancliffe, of Lecompton, is the recipient of two scholarships by the computer information sciences department. Stancliffe, a junior pursuing a degree in computer information science, was awarded the American Legion Scholarship and a Computer Information Sciences Department Scholarship. Stancliffe will also spend the fall 2012 semester studying at the Latin American University of Science & Technology in San Jose, Costa Rica. He will participate in a program in cooperation with The Magellan Exchange, a nonprofit consortium of universities worldwide.

Kansas State University students Megan Sorrick, a senior in finance from Lawrence, and Keaton Goedert, a senior in finance from Ottawa, were among 20 members of K-State’s Student Finance Association who recently got to meet with billionaire investor Warren Buffett in Omaha, Neb. Buffett is the chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway, the multinational conglomerate holding company. After a two-hour question-and-answer session with Buffett, students joined him for lunch.

Air Force Airman Cody J. Wells, a 2011 graduate of Eudora High School, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Wells completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Air Force Airman Danielle A. Gregg, a 2006 graduate of Eudora High School, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Gregg completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Students from the Technology Education Collegiate Association at Fort Hays State University received the 2012 National ITEEA/TECA Manufacturing Team Championship Award at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association Conference and Competitions in Long Beach, Calif. FHSU was among 16 participating colleges and universities from across the United States. The students competed in six of the seven contests and placed in five. Scott Smelser, of McLouth, a senior majoring in Manufacturing and Transportation, was among the participants.

Lawrence Boy Scout Troop 52, chartered by Lawrence First United Methodist Church, held its Spring Court of Honor March 27 at First United Methodist Church. The event featured 24 merit badges and seven rank advancements.

Merit badges were given to Alex Arriaga for  Citizen in Community, Computers, Family Life, Fishing, Welding; Andrew Biereta for  Coin Collecting; Maxwell Briggs for  Citizen in Community, Coin Collecting, Emergency Preparedness, Rifle Shooting;  Joseph Cary for  Coin Collecting, Photography;  Jacob Lashley for  Coin Collecting;  John McArthur for  Coin Collecting;  John Milburn for  Citizen in Community, Coin Collecting, Emergency Preparedness, Fire Safety;  Finneas Nesbitt-Daly for  Coin Collecting;  John Peterson for Climbing, Coin Collecting;  Gavin Spence for  Personal Management, Photography, Rifle Shooting.

Rank advancements earned: Star — Alex Arriaga, Max Briggs;  2nd Class —  Jacob Lashley, Finneas Nesbitt-Daly; 1st Class —  John Milburn, Finneas Nesbitt-Daly.

Special awards earned: Recruiter —  John Anderson, Finneas Nesbitt-Daly;  National Outdoor Award, Gold Device —  Gavin Spence.

Camping beads were awarded to  John Anderson, Alex Arriaga, Andrew Biereta, Max Briggs, Joseph Cary, Ryan Glogau, Jacob Lashley, John McArthur, James Messer, John Milburn, Finneas Nesbitt-Daly, Robert Newman, Robert Parker, John Peterson, Thomas Peterson, Elias Schneck, Gavin Spence.  Adults earning camping beads:  Richard Biereta, Ivy Briggs, Dan Cary, Kevin Lashley, Richard Messer, John Milburn, Jace Newman, Kent Peterson, Bryan Spence and Marie Wilson.

Champlain College senior Laura Kingston, of Lawrence, was recognized for her achievements at this year’s Third Annual Graduate and Trustee Dinner at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. Kingston, working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications, received the Mary Kay Kennedy Service Award, which is given to the man and woman who have made the greatest contribution to furthering the interests of Champlain College.

Lora Bruce, of Lawrence a senior at Fort Hays State University, has been selected through an interview process to be an orientation assistant for the 2012 spring and fall semesters. Bruce, majoring in leadership studies, was one of the 64 students selected. Orientation assistants help new students become familiar with the campus and student resources.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.