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June 6, 2005
Contact: Heath Peterson, Kansas Alumni Association, (800) 584-2957

3 KU coaches to visit alumni, new KU students in Great Bend on June 22


LAWRENCE -- Three University of Kansas coaches-- Ray Bechard, volleyball coach, Bonnie Henrickson, women's basketball coach, and Clint Bowen, assistant football coach -- will meet with KU alumni and new KU students from six central Kansas counties for a picnic at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at the Club at Stone Ridge and Golf Course, 24th and Frey streets, in Great Bend.

Monty Strecker, volunteer with the Great Bend chapter of the Kansas Alumni Association, is helping coordinate the picnic and sendoff for new KU students from the six-county area. Mike Davis, senior vice president for alumni programs, and Heath Peterson, director of Kansas chapters, both from Lawrence, also will attend the event. The cost is $18 per person.

" The Kansas Alumni Association is in the process of establishing a strong, viable chapter in central Kansas that will bring alumni together regularly," Peterson said. "The chapter members will be advocates for KU's legislative needs and student recruitment needs, and will develop relationships and promote KU in central Kansas. KU has exceptional leaders in the area, and we need their support."

For more information, or to make reservations for the event, contact Peterson at (800) 584-2957.
The graduating seniors and transfer students from the six-county area and the schools from which they have graduated are listed below.

Amanda Ronen Buhler Butler County Cmty Coll Ks
Wyatt Urban Claflin Barton County Cmty College
Keri Wise Ellinwood Barton County Cmty College
Travis Schneweis Ellinwood Ellinwood High School
Amanda Winkelman Ellinwood Ft Hays State University
Craig Gourley Ellsworth Barton County Cmty College
Jenny Geide Ellsworth Ellsworth High School
Mark Kennedy Ellsworth Ellsworth High School
Jacob Olson Ellsworth Ellsworth High School
Kyle West Ellsworth Ellsworth High School
Derek Branham Great Bend Barton County Cmty College
Ashley Ruder Great Bend Barton County Cmty College
Skyler Butler Great Bend Ft Hays State University
Anne Austin Great Bend Great Bend High School
Jessica Brozek Great Bend Great Bend High School
Michael Elliott Great Bend Great Bend High School
Lucy Munz Great Bend Great Bend High School
Callie Owen Great Bend Great Bend High School
Scott Peters Great Bend Great Bend High School
Annie Sanko Great Bend Great Bend High School
Brian Schneweis Great Bend Great Bend High School
Daniel Whitmore Great Bend Great Bend High School
Allyce Schenk Great Bend Hutchinson Cmty College
Savannah Rose Great Bend Kansas St Univ Manhattan
Tanner Polzin Hoisington Hoisington High School
Sarah Ritter Hoisington Hoisington High School
Jordan Robertson Holyrood Hutchinson Cmty College
David Schutter Larned Great Bend High School
Cole Mettlen Lucas Lucas-Luray High School
Brooks Clark Lyons Barton County Cmty College
Joshua Richards Russell Barton County Cmty College
Blake Stoppel Russell Russell High School
Rebecca Wasinger Russell Russell High School
Jordan Bender Sterling Sterling High School
Jamie Kratky Wilson Wilson High School

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