Several new full-time staff members have recently joined Fort Hays State University.
Melissa Johann recently joined FHSU as a full-time research technician at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History. She received her bachelor of science in biology from FHSU.
Johann previously worked as a biology consulting technician for West Inc. in Bismark, N.D.
Kelsey Kennedy recently joined FHSU as a full-time admissions counselor. She received her associate of science degree in animal science from Casper College, Casper, Wyo., and her B.S. in agriculture business from FHSU.
Kennedy was previously a program technician for the United States Department of Agriculture at the Farm Service Agency in Russell.
FHSU recently hired Molly Kohl as a full-time admissions counselor. She received her bachelor's degree in general studies with an emphasis in education and human relations from FHSU.
Kohl was previously the assistant manager of Christopher and Banks at The Mall in Hays and was a cheerleading sponsor at Ellis High School and swimming instructor in Ellis.
Erik Parker recently joined FHSU as a full-time portal Web programmer for FHSU's Computing and Telecommunications Center.
Parker has a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer Certification. He was previously a customer relationship management development contractor for Microsoft.
Kendra Phelps recently joined Fort Hays State University as a full-time research technician at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History. She received her associate of science in biology from Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, Iowa, her bachelor of science in zoology from Auburn University, Auburn, Ala., and her master of science in zoology from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla.
Phelps previously worked as a laboratory technician at the College of Veterinary Medicine of Auburn University.