K-State taps new student ambassadors

Two students have been chosen to represent Kansas State University as the 2020 Student Ambassadors.

Sam Bond, junior in human development and family sciences, Olathe, Kansas, and Chaz Corredor, junior in finance, Lenexa, Kansas, were announced as the ambassadors Oct. 26 during halftime of K-State’s Homecoming football game against the University of Oklahoma.

The K-State Alumni Association’s Student Ambassador program elects one male and one female student each year to represent the student body at Alumni Association events throughout the state and at university activities.

Bond and Corredor will visit with prospective students and alumni; attend Student Alumni Board meetings and activities; assist with programming on campus such as the Alumni Fellows program, All-University Homecoming Committee and other special events; and assist the President’s Office as needed.

They were elected during Homecoming Week by a student vote from a group of six semifinalists. The ambassadors serve a one-year term, and each receives a $1,500 scholarship, clothing from Manhattan clothing store Borck Brothers and an official K-State ring from the Alumni Association.

Bond is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She has served her sorority as philanthropy chair and retention specialist. Additionally, she is a certified peer educator for mental health and wellness with the Peer Advocates for Mental Wellness and Success or P.A.W.S., a student senator for the College of Health and Human Sciences, a K-State Orientation and Enrollment leader and a Wildcat Warm-up counselor. She also is involved with New Student Services and the Child Development Center. She is the daughter of Susie and Scott Bond.

Corredor is a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. He has served as the director of philanthropy and vice president for recruitment. Corredor also is involved with K-State Athletics’ Student Advisory Committee, the Financial Planners Association and St. Isidore’s Catholic Student Center. Additionally, he is involved with New Student Services and is a K-State Orientation and Enrollment leader. Corredor is the son of Mary Bryant and Carlos Corredor.

MHS debate competes

at Hutchinson

Four MHS Debate teams competed in the Tom Kelly Debate Invitational Tournament at Hutchinson High School on Oct. 25 and 26.

In the varsity division, the team of Trinity Brockman and Sam Delong placed third. In addition to the team award, Trinity was recognized as the fifth place speaker.

In the open division, Crysteen Brown and Ben Whitten placed ninth.

Competing in the novice division were the teams of Rilee Price and Gavin Starling, and Nicole Fricks and Carolyn Semmel.

The teams are coached by Mac Phrommany.

Manhattan student graduates from Boston University

Jordan S. Ferrari, of Manhattan, recently received a master’s degree of social work from Boston University.

The school, founded in 1839, is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research.

Rafael Garcia is The Mercury's education reporter, covering USD 383, surrounding districts and Kansas State University. Follow him on Twitter @byRafaelGarcia.