The College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University honored 21 of its graduating seniors with Outstanding Senior Awards.


The College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University honored 21 of its graduating seniors with Outstanding Senior Awards.

The award recipients are selected from each academic area the college offers. The selections are made by faculty and are based on the students’ academic achievements, leadership, participation in service on campus and in the community, and their professional potential.

Outstanding seniors from the College of Human Ecology, all May 2008 K-State graduates, included:

• Kara Schmidt, interior design, North Newton, assisted with the creation of iDesign, which helps streamline networking and outreach for all interior design students. She also was a charter member of the university’s Emerging Green Builders group and belonged to Students for Environmental Action. Schmidt promoted sustainability as a student representative to the Campus Planning Development Advisory Committee and its Stewardship Subcommittee, helping develop a campus survey of sustainable initiatives. After graduation, she will work for Callison Architects in Seattle. She is the daughter of Jane and Mike Schmidt.