Employees, students, alumni tell KU story at Kansas State Fair

Nearly three dozen KU faculty and staff volunteered their time to attend the Kansas State Fair and work at the KU booth. The volunteers answered questions about the university, passed out KU goods and visited with fair attendees.

The volunteers came from all corners of the university. KU’s School of Medicine, both the Kansas City and Wichita branches, was well-represented, with more than a dozen volunteers. A sizable contingent of KU alumni also gave their time to help staff the booth, and a group of medical students known as the KU Medical Center Rural Health Interest Group were on hand to take blood pressures and provide blood sugar and other health-related services for visitors.

Volunteers and their departments are listed below.

• Abigail Arthur, School of Medicine-Wichita

• Nicole Banman, Kansas Public Radio

• Claudia Bode, Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis

• Leslie Bretches, School of Medicine-Wichita

• Alicia Ann Clair, School of Music

• Richard Davis, Comptroller’s Office

• Mike Dealy, Kansas Geological Survey

• Gretchen Dickson, School of Medicine-Wichita

• Tyler Doyle, School of Medicine-Wichita

• Meghan Doyle, School of Medicine-Wichita

• Dennis Grauer, School of Pharmacy

• Annette Klaus, School of Medicine-Wichita

• Diana Koslowsky, Department of Public Administration

• Jennie Landrum, Parking and Transit

• Corinne Legleiter, Department of Student Housing

• Bev Mater, retired staff, General Counsel

• Shima McCurdy, Parking and Transit

• Cortney McKay, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

• Kathleen Meara, Office of Research and Graduate Studies

• Tara Morrow, KU School of Medicine-Wichita

• Linda Orr, Hall Center for the Humanities

• Charles Persinger, University Communications

• Allen Rawitch, Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor, KU Medical Center

• Cindy Roth, School of Medicine-Wichita

• Jason Rush, School of Medicine-Wichita

• Karen Schoor, Facilities Operations

• Kristin Scott, Academic Achievement and Access Center

• Jerri Shulda, School of Medicine-Wichita

• Laci Ulrich, Office of Research and Graduate Studies

• Tim Van Leer, Lied Center

• Jerrye Van Leer, Spencer Museum of Art

• Xinkun “Steve” Wang, Higuchi Biosciences Center

• David Wilson, School of Medicine-Wichita

• Jan Wilson, School of Medicine-Wichita

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Patricia Denning, Chief of Staff, Student Health Services


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