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FHSU awards scholarships

Approximately $291,000 in financial assistance were awarded at the annual scholarship award ceremony of Fort Hays State University's College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Nearly 300 donors, students, parents and faculty attended the May 1 ceremony. Awards included 147 scholarships amounting to roughly $137,000 and 22 full-time graduate fellowships totaling about $154,000.

The Outstanding Faculty Award for excellence in instruction, research, and service was given to Stacey Smith, assistant professor of management and marketing and director of the Tourism and Hospitality Management Program.

Area scholarship winners are:

Colby: Josh Schroeder, junior, accepted a $1,000 Creta Lois Sproul Scholarship and a $1,000 Kansas Farm Credit Services Scholarship. Schroeder, a management major, is a Colby High School graduate. Haley Stickel, sophomore, accepted a $1,000 Creta Lois Sproul Scholarship, a $1,000 Fastenal Fund Scholarship and a $700 Commerce Bank/Management and Marketing Scholarship. Stickel, a marketing major, is a Colby High School graduate.

Collyer: Marissa Harvey, sophomore, accepted a one semester tuition William E. Lusk Scholarship. Harvey, an accounting major, is a Quinter High School graduate.

Ellis: Kyle Fox, senior, accepted a $500 Tyler Thompson & Jessica Tormey World Ready Business Education Scholarship. Fox, a business education major, is an Ellis High School graduate. Shelby Hollern, sophomore, accepted a $700 Cecil Jr. and Betty E Calvert Endowed Business Scholarship. Hollern, an accounting major, is an Ellis High School graduate.

Goodland: Sloan Ruhs, junior, accepted a $1,000 Creta Lois Sproul Scholarship and a $500 Management and Marketing Departmental Scholarship. Ruhs, a tourism and hospitality management major, is a Goodland High School graduate.

Hays: Erin Aufdemberge, senior, accepted a $700 Arthur Andersen Scholarship and a $500 Adams Brown Beran & Ball Accounting Scholarship. Aufdemberge, an accounting major, is a Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate. Zachary Binder, sophomore, accepted a $700 Commerce Bank Scholarship and a $500 Accounting Departmental Scholarship. Binder, a finance major, is a Hays High School graduate. Zachary Binder, sophomore, accepted a $1,000 High Plains Farm Credit Scholarship. Binder, a finance major, is a Hays High School graduate. Johnae Blackmon, sophomore, accepted a $1,000 Fastenal Fund Scholarship and a $500 Robert S. and Elizabeth W. Armstrong Scholarship. Blackmon, a marketing major, is a Hays High School graduate. Taylor Cooper, junior, accepted a $1,750 Jack & Peggy Heather Scholarship. Cooper, an information networking and telecommunications major, is a Hays High School graduate. Amanda Groff, senior, accepted a $1,000 Emprise Bank/Norman and Ann Jeter Scholarship. Groff, a finance (banking) major, is a Hays High School graduate. David Guiboa, senior, accepted a $1,000 Insurance Planning Power of One Scholarship. Guiboa, an information networking and telecommunications major, is a Killeen High School graduate. Tandra Johnson, sophomore, accepted a full tuition Andrew Gottschalk Economics-Finance Scholarship. Johnson, a finance (financial planning) major, is a Hays High School graduate. Michaela Kuhn, sophomore, accepted a $500 Economics and Finance Departmental Scholarship. She was also recognized for a $1,000 Russ Pfannenstiel Scholarship awarded by a university committee. Kuhn, a finance major, is a Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate. Kendra Madron, senior, accepted a $1,000 BKD Accounting Scholarship, a $1,000 Brungardt Hower Ward Elliott & Pfeifer Scholarship and a $500 Ruthetta Kraus Scholarship. Madron, an accounting (public) major, is an East Lansing High School graduate. Jill Moeder, graduate student, accepted a $500 Robert S Armstrong Memorial Scholarship. Moeder, a business administration major, is a Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate. Quan Nguyen, sophomore, accepted a $550 Dr. and Mrs. M.J. Little Scholarship and a $500 Accounting Departmental Scholarship. Nguyen, an accounting (public) major, is a La Crosse High School graduate. Drew O'Brien, sophomore, accepted a $500 Management and Marketing Departmental Scholarship. O'Brien, a marketing major, is a Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate. Alexis Pfannenstiel, sophomore, accepted a $550 Northwest Kansas Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Scholarship. Pfannenstiel, a business education major, is a Hays High School graduate. Adam Schibi, freshman, accepted a $800 James Woodmansee Hutchinson Scholarship. Schibi, a management information systems major, is a Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate. Sophia Schippers, senior, accepted a $1,000 BKD Accounting Scholarship and a $1,000 Brungardt Hower Ward Elliott & Pfeifer Accounting Scholarship. Schippers, an accounting major, is a Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate. Mark Schneweis, senior, accepted a $1,000 Insurance Planning Power of One Scholarship. Schneweis, an information networking and telecommunications major, is a Hays High School graduate.

Kiera Schwarz, sophomore, accepted a $550 Northwest Kansas Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Scholarship. Schwarz, an accounting (public) major, is a Hays High School graduate. Christopher Simmons, senior, accepted a $1,000 Insurance Planning Power of One Scholarship and a $1,000 Insurance Planning Scholarship. Simmons is an information networking and telecommunications major. Jacob Taylor, junior, accepted a $500 Accounting Departmental Scholarship. Taylor, a management major, is a Hays High School graduate. Ashley Werth, senior, accepted a $500 David L. Meckenstock Financial Planning Scholarship. Werth, a finance (financial planning) major, is a Hays High School graduate. Tyler Wooldridge, sophomore, accepted a $500 Economics and Finance Departmental Scholarship. Wooldridge, a finance (financial planning) major, is a Hays High School graduate. Corinne Ziegler, sophomore, accepted a $1,000 William E. Lusk Scholarship. Ziegler, an accounting major, is a Hays High School graduate. Lucas: Darissa Spears, sophomore, accepted a $700 Commerce Bank/Management and Marketing Scholarship. Spears, a management major, is a Wilson High School graduate.

Ness City: John Clarke, senior, accepted a $1,250 Lewis, Hooper, and Dick Accounting Scholarship. Clarke, an accounting (public) major, is a Ness City High School graduate.

Matthew Frank, freshman, accepted a $1,000 Insurance Planning Scholarship. Frank, an accounting major, is a Ness City High School graduate.

Osborne: Andrea Langley, sophomore, accepted a $500 Management and Marketing Departmental Scholarship. Langley, a human resource management major, is a Shanghai American School Puxi graduate.

Phillipsburg: Kelly Grismore, sophomore, accepted a $1,000 Creta Lois Sproul Scholarship and a $1,000 Robert S. and Elizabeth W. Armstrong Scholarship. Grismore, a management major, is an Alma High School graduate.

Plainville: Bryan Brungardt, junior, accepted a $1,000 L & S Kohlmeier Scholarship and a $500 Management and Marketing Departmental Scholarship. Quinter: Brooke Flax, sophomore, accepted a $1,000 Creta Lois Sproul Scholarship. Flax, an accounting major, is a Quinter High School graduate.

Russell: Amber Zvolanek, junior, accepted a $500 Kansas I-70 Association Tourism and Hospitality Scholarship. Zvolanek, a tourism and hospitality management major, is a Russell High School graduate.

Stockton: Kyle Zerr, senior, accepted a $1,000 Insurance Planning Power of One Scholarship. Zerr, an information networking and telecommunications major, is a Stockton High School graduate.

Victoria: Cody Scheck, junior, accepted a $5,000 Farmer Family Excellence Scholarship, a $1,000 Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship and a $1,000 Lindberg Vogel Scholarship. Scheck, an accounting (public) major, is a Victoria High School graduate. Courtney Unrein, junior, accepted a $500 Management and Marketing Departmental Scholarship. Unrein, a marketing major, is a Victoria High School graduate.