Several Wyandotte County students among degree candidates at KU

Several Wyandotte County students are among the degree candidates at the University of Kansas this fall.

Some candidates participated in recognition events in December, while others will participate in the May KU commencement. Degrees will be conferred officially in January.

Degree candidates from Wyandotte County:

  • Kyle W. Boone, Bonner Springs, Doctor of Philosophy in bioengineering;
  • Luke Dercher, Bonner Springs, Bachelor of Science in computer science;
  • Angelina Alexandra Harrison, Bonner Springs, Bachelor of Arts in psychology;
  • Jennifer Ann Warren, Bonner Springs, Master of Science in homeland security: law and policy;
  • Luciano Ayrton Fasani Ortiz, Edwardsville, Bachelor of Science in computer science;
  • Jessica Alexandra Moulin, Edwardsville, Bachelor of Science in Nursing;
  • Jeffrey M. Alcala, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Arts in psychology;
  • Dua’a Akram Alwawi, Kansas City, Kansas, Doctor of Philosophy in therapeutic science;
  • Mario Jose Arguelles, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Arts in public administration;
  • Ragan L Armstrong Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in biochemistry;
  • Tiffany Nicole Barbosa, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Nursing;
  • Stephanie Barraza, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Nursing;
  • Richard E. DeVries, Kansas City, Kansas, Master of Public Administration;
  • Stephanie Benicia Ellison, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Business Administration;
  • LaToya Latrice Etiobhio, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Nursing;
  • John A. Green, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Business Administration;
  • Landon Hunter Griffith, Kansas City, Kansas, Master of Business Administration;
  • Christina Halfacre, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Nursing;
  • Aubrie Lynn Hernandez-Tavener, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Nursing;
  • Angel D Hiatt, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of General Studies in psychology;
  • Heidi Michelle Hild, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Nursing;
  • Sydney Brenea’ Johnson, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Business in business administration;
  • Jarius O’Neil Jones, Kansas City, Kansas, Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies;
  • Lauren Liguore, Kansas City, Kansas, Master of Health Services Administration;
  • Mika R. McIntosh, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of General Studies in political science;
  • Natalie Kay Moon Kansas City Wyandotte Bachelor of Science in Business in accounting;
  • Elizabeth Ann Ohmes, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Nursing;
  • Kamri Owens, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Arts in psychology;
  • Lannette L. Peoples, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of General Studies in applied behavioral science;
  • Alyssa Pruden, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Nursing;
  • Lacy Jo Ralston, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of General Studies in literature, language and writing;
  • Jorge Ramirez, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Business in accounting;
  • Dasy J. Resendiz, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean studies;
  • Lisa Sanesanong, Kansas City, Kansas, Master of Science in Education;
  • Heather Santaniello, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in clinical laboratory science;
  • Claritsa Santiago, Kansas City, Kansas, Master of Science in Education;
  • Shelby Leigh Slater, Kansas City, Kansas, Master of Business Administration;
  • Tamra M. Stinnett, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Nursing;
  • Choua Thao, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in molecular biosciences;
  • Benjamin Ray Vinson, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in information technology;
  • Kendra Dawn Williams, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Nursing;
  • Jennifer Xiong, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Nursing;
  • Jin Woo Yang, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in microbiology;
  • Matha Yang, Kansas City, Kansas, Master of Science in Education;
  • Austin James Yoder, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in biology;
  • Zackary James Young, Kansas City, Kansas, Master of Civil Engineering;
  • Tomas Zamora, Kansas City, Kansas, Master of Science in homeland security: law and policy;
  • Dheni Zarate, Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Journalism.

Several Wyandotte County students receive scholarships at Emporia State

Scholarship funds are helping several Wyandotte County students at Emporia State University during the 2018-2019 academic year.

In all, more than 1,700 Emporia State students from Kansas, 25 other states and 36 foreign countries are receiving scholarships.

Students from this area and the scholarships they received for the current academic year:

• Jessie Farnsworth of Bonner Springs, Kansas, Forever Sigma Tri Endowed Scholarship
• Katelyn Howard of Bonner Springs, Kansas, Presidential-Transfer Scholarship
• Jamison Jackson of Bonner Springs, Kansas, Presidential-Transfer Scholarship
• Jordan Jackson of Bonner Springs, Kansas, John and Virginia Visser Student Athlete Scholarship
• Morgan Nichols of Edwardsville, Kansas, Lena Rios Memorial Scholarship, Breidenthal Education Scholars Program and Presidential-Transfer Scholarship
• Hannah Scheck of Edwardsville, Kansas, Don and Mary Glaser Scholarship and Presidential-Transfer Scholarship
• Kathryn Bowman of Kansas City, Kansas, Ethel May O’Connel Memorial Scholarship
• Cierra Cantu of Kansas City, Kansas, Ralph Marion and Purna C. Lambert Scholarship
• Rachel Castro of Kansas City, Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Larkin Scholarship, Fred and Dorothy Messenger Scholarship, Presidential-Transfer Scholarship and Donald K. and Pauline Orban Scholarship
• Cassandra Caton of Kansas City, Kansas, Presidential-Transfer Scholarship and Breidenthal Education Scholars Program
• Michaela Cavlovic of Kansas City, Kansas, Presidential-Transfer Scholarship and Breidenthal Education Scholars Program
• Nicholette Daniels of Kansas City, Kansas, Breidenthal Education Scholars Program
• Lacy Davison Symmonds of Kansas City, Kansas, Breidenthal Education Scholars Program
• Cathleen Grissom of Kansas City, Kansas, Mehring Scholarship
• Travon Jones of Kansas City, Kansas, Don and Revelyn Alpaugh Scholarship and Presidential-Transfer Scholarship
• Alicia Kepler of Kansas City, Kansas, Presidential-Transfer Scholarship
• Andrew Malcolm of Kansas City, Kansas, Breidenthal Education Scholars Program
• Aaron McGee of Kansas City, Kansas, Presidential-Transfer Scholarship
• Devante McGee of Kansas City, Kansas, University Scholarships
• Annelise Meek of Kansas City, Kansas, University Scholarships
• Jennifer Mullins of Kansas City, Kansas, Breidenthal Education Scholars Program and University Scholarships
• Katelyn Reiff of Kansas City, Kansas, Presidential-Transfer Scholarship and Breidenthal Education Scholars Program
• Davion Scott of Kansas City, Kansas, Presidential-Transfer Scholarship
• Baleigh Shearer of Kansas City, Kansas, Breidenthal Education Scholars Program
• Brianna Shively of Kansas City, Kansas, Presidential-Transfer Scholarship, Emery and Emelyn Jackson Stoops Scholarship and Leroy W. and Mabel R. Raynolds Scholarship
• Kiersten Smith of Kansas City, Kansas, Lorraine Walker and Sabrina Ware Elementary Education and Rehabilitation Counseling Scholarship
• Jessica Wayne of Kansas City, Kansas, Earl W. Sauder Student-Athletic Scholars Program
• Maisee Xiong of Kansas City, Kansas, Presidential-Transfer Scholarship and Breidenthal Education Scholars Program.

For more information about financial aid and scholarships at Emporia State University, visit www.emporia.edu/finaid.

Community calendar

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Affirmations group to meet
An Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group’s purpose is to help women change the way they think about themselves and their lives. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Raising safe kids program continues
The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program will continue from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter is Heather Neds.

Writing group to meet
Quill and Pluma, a bilingual writing and e-publishing collaborative, will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Kari O’Rourke. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Workshop offered on chronic pain
A workshop on chronic pain will be offered from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The two-hour workshop will offer participants some life skills to cope with chronic pain and its effects on one’s life. The workshop is led by Faye Miller. Materials will be included in the workshop. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Jaime Peterson. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Caregivers support group to meet
A caregivers support group will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is for men and women. It is facilitated by Jackie Tigges, LSCSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program offered on sugar cookie marbling
A program for ages 10 to 18 will be offered on making marbled patterns on sugar cookies. The program is from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Turner Community Library, 831 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Space is limited and reservations are required to https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/sugar-cookie-marbling or 913-295-8250 Ext 4.

Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The education and support group is presented by Marqueia Watson, MSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Knitting and crocheting group to meet
A knitting and crocheting group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may learn a new skill or work on a current project. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, offers programs for Spanish-speaking women: Grupo de mujeres: con lideres Ana Maria Sauer, Los Martes, 10-11:30 a.m. Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, ofrecido por MOCSA, contacte a Sinead McDonough, llame al 816-285-1349, los Martes, 11:30-1 p.m. El centro de mujeres Keeler ofrece consejeria espiritual a mujeres y hombres en espanol y ingles. Gratis. Se aceptan donaciones. Llame al 913-906-8990 para hacer su cita o para mas informacion. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

BPU to meet Dec. 19
The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The regular meeting will begin at 6 p.m. There is no work session Dec. 19. On the agenda are a visitors’ time, a legislative update, approval of the 2019 budget, board comments and general manager comments.

Blood drive planned Dec. 20-21
The University of Kansas Medical Center will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 20 and 21, at Hixson Atrium, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas. . To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec.20, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Star Wars holiday party planned Dec. 20 at library
A Star Wars holiday party is planned from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Turner Community Library, gymnasium area, 831 S. 55th, Kansas City, Kansas. Crafts, games and refreshments with a Star Wars theme are planned. Those attending may wear their favorite Star Wars character’s costume. Santa Claus also will appear. This event is for all ages.

Keeler Center closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1
The Keeler Women’s Center in Kansas City, Kansas, will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1.

Blood drive planned Dec. 27
Providence Medical Center will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, in the auditorium rooms, 8929 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Library plans children’s tea party
A children’s tea party is planned from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 28, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to dress in their best holiday outfit, bring their favorite doll, stuffed animal or toy and attend an afternoon tea served on real china. Finger sandwiches, tea and sweets will be served. Those attending will hear about etiquette and manners. To register, visit https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/childrens-holiday-tea-party.

Blood drive planned Dec. 29
The Haley Bernard Honorary Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Bonner Springs YMCA, Classroom A, 2251 S. 138th St., Bonner Springs, Kansas. It is a Community Blood Center blood drive. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive planned Jan. 5
TRC Community will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Turner Recreation Commission gym, 831 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Legislative forum planned Jan. 7
The Wyandotte County Legislative Delegation Forum is planned from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the South Branch of the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The public may attend.

NAACP to meet Jan. 8

Because of a holiday on the first Tuesday of January, the Kansas City, Kansas, Branch of the NAACP will meet Jan. 8 at the Bethany Medical Building, second-floor meeting room, 21 N. 12th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The branch’s newly elected officers and executive committee members will be sworn in, followed by the regular executive committee meeting at 6 p.m. and dthe regular membership meeting at 7 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend the branch meeting and to invite others to come.

Grinter Place to continue Second Saturday series on Jan. 12
Grinter Place will continue its Second Saturday speakers series on Jan. 12. The program will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and the topic will be “How the Junior League Helped Save the Grinter House and How Volunteers Built the Grinter Event Space Barn,” presented by Georgia Howlett. The historic Grinter House is at South 78th and K-32 in Kansas City, Kansas. In conjunction with the free program, there will be free doughnuts, coffee or juice. Each program will be about 35 minutes long. After the program, there will be the opportunity for questions and comments. Tours of the Grinter House also will be available, for an admission fee of $6 for adults and $3 for students. The Second Saturday Speaker Series will present educational programs about the history of Grinter House, the oldest home still standing in Wyandotte County, and the area. Future programs in the Grinter Second Saturday Speaker Series include Feb. 9 – topic and speaker to be determined; and March 9 – “March Madness James Naismith First Person Re-Enactment,” presented by Bill Nicks. Grinter House closed for the winter on Oct. 13 and opens again on March 13. Regular hours from March 13 to Oct. 12 will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.

Counseling offered
Keeler Women’s Center, offers individual and couples counseling and individual spiritual direction to women and men —available in English and Spanish. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information.

Wyandotte County Museum
For information about the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, call 913-573-5002 or visit https://www.facebook.com/wycomuseum/.

Strawberry Hill Museum
For information about The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas, call 913-371-3264 or visit www.strawberryhillmuseum.org.

Grinter Place Museum
The Grinter Place State Historic Site, 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan., is one of the oldest homes in the area, built in 1857. For more information about hours and days it is open, call 913-299-0373 or visit http://www.kshs.org/p/grinter-place-plan-your-visit/15857.

Old Quindaro Museum
The Old Quindaro Museum is at 3432 N. 29th St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information about the museum, call 816-820-3615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccoqmuseum/.