Payless ShoeSource headquarters in Topeka recently hosted a corporate tour for a group of Fort Hays State University accounting and information systems students.
Students enrolled in the e-commerce, object-oriented development and database management classes left Hays at 5 a.m. to attend the event.
Besides in-depth tours of the corporate office, communication center and distribution center, students attended a presentation on the company's corporate values and another on the company's data communication center.
A luncheon was provided for the students and FHSU alumni who are now employed at Payless, giving them an opportunity to discuss what it's like working at Payless.
Students who participated are listed below by hometown and classification.
Garden City: Jason Drohman, senior.
Glasco: Brandon Oien, sophomore.
Gorham: Eric Yost, sophomore.
Grainfield: Brad Zimmerman, sophomore.
Hays: Jeremy Goodale, senior; Josh Kingsley, senior; and Eric Zimmerman, senior.
Hazelton: Michael Albright, senior.
Kensington: Travis Bronson, senior.
Lindsborg: Travis Sanders, junior.
Marion: Keith Goentzel, special student.
Pratt: Kyle Brown, junior.
South Pasadena, CA: Chih-ming Kuo, freshman.
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada: Cameron Houston, junior.
Superior, NE: Andrea Thomsen.
Wallace: Zack Lock, sophomore.