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Aug. 30, 2006
Contact: Jen Humphrey, KU Endowment, (785) 832-7398.

Sixteen KU freshmen named Chancellors Club Scholars for 2006-07

LAWRENCE — Future engineers, architects, musicians and scientists are among the 16 freshmen who have been named Chancellors Club Scholars at the University of Kansas for 2006-07.

Of the honorees, eight graduated from Kansas high schools and eight from out-of-state high schools. They are all National Merit finalists with outstanding high school achievement and leadership records. Each receives a renewable scholarship from the Chancellors Club.

The Chancellors Club, the major-donor organization at KU Endowment, has awarded the scholarships since 1979. Including this year’s scholars, 260 students have received the scholarships.

The scholars are listed below by hometown, major, parents’ names and high school.

From Baldwin
Lynne Lammers, physics, daughter of Jana Jorn; Baldwin High School.

From Lawrence
Christopher Bohling, voice performance, son of Geoff and Gwen Bohling; Lawrence High School.

Brenna Daldorph, undecided, daughter of Sandra Thompson; Lawrence High School.

Thora Whitmore, chemical engineering, daughter of Joan Weaver and Richard Whitmore; Lawrence High School.

From Leawood
Laura Edwards, nursing, daughter of Elizabeth and Robert Edwards; Blue Valley North High School.

From Overland Park
Christian Hinton, architecture, son of Laura Miller; Shawnee Mission South High School.

From Manhattan
Nameer Baker, anthropology, son of Talat Rahman; Manhattan High School.

From Berryton
Ryan Schirmer, undecided, son of Michael Schirmer; Shawnee Heights Senior High School.

From Carbondale
Justin Leverett, theater and film, son of Elizabeth Herman; Carbondale Community High School.

From Lee's Summit
Allison Akins, French horn performance, daughter of Richard Akins; Lee’s Summit West Senior High School.

From Chesterfield
Rebecca Getman, chemistry, daughter of Kathleen and Daniel Getman; Parkway Central High School.

From St. Louis
Timothy Schisler, civil engineering, son of Mark and Amy Schisler; St. Louis University High School.

From Stillwater
Kathleen Polonchek, pre-medicine, daughter of John and Amy Polonchek; Stillwater High School.

Emily Tonsfeldt, biochemistry, daughter of Jay Tonsfeldt; Stillwater High School.

From Grapevine
Kyle Moller, architecture, son of Kathleen and Gordon Moller; Grapevine Senior High School.

From Fort Worth
Brian Mason, industrial design, son of Charles and Joan Mason; R.L. Paschal High School.


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