Thirty-two graduating seniors at Fort Hays State University have been recognized as 2002 Torch Award nominees.
The award is given annually by the Alumni Association to an outstanding FHSU senior based on leadership, high personal standards of conduct, commitment and outstanding academic achievement. Students are nominated by FHSU faculty members.
Nominees will be recognized at the Graduate Faculty Brunch at 11:30 a.m. on May 17. The brunch honors all FHSU graduating students and is sponsored by the Alumni Association.
The winner of the Torch Award will be announced at the FHSU Commencement ceremony on May 18.
The nominees and their majors are listed below by hometown.
BELOIT: Casey Seyfert, history
BELVUE: Brooke McAfee, sociology and social work
CAWKER CITY: Michele Hahn, communication disorders
CIMARRON: Austin Sander, business education
DIGHTON: Kelli Getz, history
EL DORADO: Jessica Miller, English
ELLSWORTH: Beth Haymond, elementary education
GREAT BEND: Amanda Asher, music; Trenton Green, music
GREENSBURG: Nicole Day, communication disorders
HAYS: Nicole Beilman, psychology; Sandra Billinger, health and human performance; Kate Denning, physics; Kara McAtee, communication disorders; Kim Pfannenstiel, political science and justice studies; Jacob Steward, music
HOXIE: Amanda William, psychology
JAMESTOWN: Jeff Fouquet, English
LEBANON: Clint Merritt, health and human performance
MCPHERSON: Haley Baldwin, communication
NESS CITY: Joe Bain, political science and justice studies
NORTONVILLE: Julie Robey, speech and language pathology
OAKHILL: Sandra Sutter, speech and language pathology
OLMITZ: Jeff Schneider, accounting and finance
OXFORD: Kristen Martinez, communication
PALCO: Jennifer Wahrman, business education
RANDALL: Kirsten Barrett, psychology
RANSOM: Rebecca Blocksome, art
RUSSELL: Mary Detrixhe, art
SALINA: Andrea Ring, psychology, 1810 Briarwood
SYLVAN GROVE: Jennifer Mettlen, art
WAKEENEY: Karen Kreutzer, computer and information systems