Kansas State University
Ryan Goetzmann, Gardner, has been named a Kansas State University Center for Risk Management Education and Research student fellow.
The fellows work with the center to enhance the understanding of economic risks inherent in the global society through experiential education and research.
Goetzmann, an agricultural economics major, is one of 18 KSU undergraduate and graduate students selected for the fellowship.
“This is another stellar class of talented and accomplished student fellows. They will be great to work with, Ted Schroeder, director of the center and professor in the KSU Department of Agriculture, said. “The new student fellows will experience guest lectures and industry visits, conduct student research projects and receive tremendous interest from industry leaders.”
The fellows will begin the program in January.

Pittsburg State University
Several local students graduated from Pittsburg (Kan.) State University on Dec. 12. They include Thomas Dale Kilmurray, of Gardner, and Jeffery L. Brotherton, Carl Kearney, Kelsey Michelle Kohn, and Brianna G. Stevens, all of Spring Hill.

University of Kansas
More than 1,200 students are set to graduate from the University of Kansas this semester. Since KU only hosts one graduation celebration per year, the graduates will likely return to campus on May 15 for the university commencement ceremony.
Among those set to graduate this month are several local students. Graduates from Gardner include: Samantha Hickman, with a bachelor of general students in film and media studies; Meghan McDermott, with a bachelor of arts in chemistry; Tracy McElhattan with a doctor of philosophy in education in special education; Brady North with a bachelor of business administration; Katherine Payne with a bachelor of science in exercise science; and Nicole Stroda with a bachelor of science in business accounting. Ashley McDade, Spring Hill, will graduate with a bachelor of arts in chemistry.