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July 15, 2005
Contact: Heath Peterson, Kansas Alumni Association, (800) 584-2957.

Dodge City area KU alumni to welcome new Jayhawks with July 26 sendoff


LAWRENCE -- Recent graduates of high schools and colleges in Ford and surrounding counties planning to attend the University of Kansas this fall will be welcomed to the KU family by the Kansas Alumni Association during a Senior Sendoff at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the Mariah Hills Golf Course, 1800 Mattdown Lane, Dodge City.

The Alumni Association is coordinating the sendoff event with chapter leaders in Dodge City to provide more than 30 new KU students and their parents an opportunity not only to meet one another but also to meet other KU students and alumni from Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Ford, Gray, Hodgeman, Kiowa and Meade counties.

Current KU students have been invited to share their experiences and to serve as mentors after the freshmen arrive in Lawrence. KU's fall term begins Aug. 18. Freshmen arrive on campus Aug. 14 for orientation and enrollment activities.

The sendoff will include grilled picnic fare, and each student will receive a KU T-shirt. Entering freshmen and their parents and returning KU students may attend as guests of the Kansas Alumni Association. There is a $6 charge for KU alumni to attend.

Bill Bunyan of Dodge City, local chapter leader, is helping coordinate the event. Alumni Association representatives Mike Davis, senior vice president for alumni programs, and Heath Peterson, director of Kansas chapter development, also will attend.

For more information or to make reservations, please contact Heath Peterson at (800) 584-2957, or reserve space at http://www.kualumni.org, under "alumni events."

KU freshmen invited to attend are listed below by their hometowns, counties and zip codes.

Michael Gillaspie Ashland Clark CA 67831 Ashland High School
Ashley Ellis Bucklin Ford FO 67834 Bucklin High School
Thomas Ellis Bucklin Ford FO 67834 Bucklin High School
Emma Cecil Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Senior High School
Tam Chau Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Cmty College
Ashley Conant Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Senior High School
Jason Cook Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Cmty College
Marilyn De La Pena Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Senior High School
Blake Elder Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Cmty College
Caitlin Gibbs Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Senior High School
Ashton Hubbell Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Senior High School
Maegan Kinkelaar Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Cmty College
Jason Klein Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Cmty College
Jessica Lane Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Senior High School
Adam Mason Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Senior High School
Shelby McDaniel Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Senior High School
Jacob Pfannenstiel Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Senior High School
Steven Quint Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Cmty College
Michael Ralph Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Senior High School
John Rebein Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Ft Hays State University
Mohamed Shaath Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Senior High School
Dana Sparks Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Cmty College
Ashley Trent Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Cmty College
Mark Vierthaler Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Cmty College
Jennifer Westmacott Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Cmty College
Beau Winfrey Dodge City Ford FO 67801 Dodge City Cmty College
Brad Werner Spearville Ford FO 67876 Spearville High School
Brad Werner Spearville Ford FO 67876 Spearville High School
Chad Blackwelder Cimarron Gray GY 67835 Cimarron High School
Matthew Lett Cimarron Gray GY 67835 Cimarron High School
Andre Reimer Meade Meade ME 67864 Meade High School
Travis Rogers Meade Meade ME 67864 Meade High School
Kelli Nuss Plains Meade ME 67869 Northwstrn Oklahoma St Univ

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