K-State Libraries Announces Selection of 14 Students As Ambassadors.

By Jonathan Cramer

Kansas State University officials state that the ambassadors promote and advocate for all university libraries, including Hale Library.

The new ambassadors will serve two-year terms, representing K-State Libraries at social, cultural, and recruitment activities. They join 15 current ambassadors, providing valuable feedback on library initiatives and services. As ambassadors, students learn leadership skills and have the opportunity to make a positive impact at the university.

The ambassadors were chosen through an application process and interviews. The interview committee included advisors Sara K. Kearns, Dan Ireton, and Carol Sevin, all academic services librarians.

Dan Ireton, an advisor, expressed pride in the ambassadors’ work and excitement for the new students.

The following students are the new K-State Libraries Student Ambassadors:

– Viri Battaza-Rivas, a sophomore in political science and psychology, Liberal

– Kaisei Nagai-Velasquez, sophomore in biochemistry, Manhattan

– Molly Turner, a freshman in social transformation studies and human resource management, Overland Park

– Tess Albin, a sophomore in elementary education and Spanish, Wamego

– Maggie Steuer, master’s student in English, Mattawan, Michigan

– Nate Francis, junior in finance and economics, Kansas City, Missouri

– Emma Stacy, freshman in English, Firth, Nebraska

– Allison Meerian, sophomore in English, history, and classical studies, Gretna, Nebraska

– Val Kollar, junior in English and classical studies, Syracuse, New York

– Muazzama Mushtaq, master’s student in agronomy, Kashmir, India

– Emmanuel Nwachukwu, master’s student in horticulture, Imo, Nigeria

– Abdullah Alaklabi, doctoral student in computer science, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

– Anuththara Karunarathna, doctoral student in chemistry, Colombo, Sri Lanka

– Mica Traore, junior in psychology and theatre, Burkina Faso, West Africa

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