New student ambassadors to serve K-State Libraries

The newest members of the K-State Libraries Student Ambassadors have been selected following an application and interview process. Pictured are (L-R) Omatayo Onanuga, Mara Aberle of Sabetha, Naomi Galindo, Ellissa Neill, Jon Pursell, Sai Prathyusha Gadaeraju, Jess Hargett, Kimberly Hatch and Biruk Alemu.

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Eleven Kansas State University students have been selected to join the K-State Libraries Student Ambassadors and were announced Thursday, Oct. 13. The ambassadors help promote and advocate for all libraries, including Hale Library.

The new ambassadors will serve two-year terms as representatives for K-State Libraries at social, cultural and recruitment activities. They join 14 students currently serving as ambassadors. The ambassadors provide valuable feedback on K-State Libraries’ initiatives and services for the university student body. As ambassadors, the students learn leadership skills and have the opportunity to make a positive impact at the university. For more information about the program, visit www.lib.k-state.edu/ambassadors.

The ambassadors were chosen following an application process and finalist interviews. The interview committee included advisers Sara K. Kearns, academic services librarian; Challen Wright, metadata librarian; and Darchelle Martin, past director of communications and marketing. The committee also included three current ambassadors.

“We are delighted to welcome this year’s new ambassadors,” Kearns said. “They represent a wide range of experiences in life, but all share a commitment to libraries and their community. We’re looking forward to their voices joining our returning ambassadors as they advocate for their fellow students and for K-State Libraries.”

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

From Kansas: Mara Aberle, freshman in English, Sabetha; Naomi Galindo, senior in French and international studies, El Dorado; Jess Hargett, sophomore in fine arts, and Shawntearia Hunt, sophomore in human development and family science, both from Kansas City; Kimberly Hatch, master’s in nutrition, dietetics and sensory sciences, Manhattan; Biruk Alemu, junior in computer science, Olathe; and Jon Pursell, sophomore in psychology and pre-med, Shawnee.

From out of state: Ellissa Neill, freshman in environmental engineering, Blue Springs, Mo.

From out of country: Sai Prathyusha Gadaeraju, doctoral student in statistics, Hyderabad, India; Omotayo Onanuga, master’s student in architecture, Lagos, Nigeria; and Mia Batista, sophomore in entrepreneurship, Puerto Rico.

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