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Spring tuition assistance granted to 187 staff

This spring, tuition assistance has been granted to 186 university staff members. The program is offered to university support staff and unclassified professional staff who have at least six months of full- or part-time employment at KU at the time the classes begin. The program provides tuition for one class of up to five credit hours.

Application guidelines can be found at the Human Resources and Equal Opportunity Web page: www.hreo.ku.edu/benefits_pay/benefits_info/tuition_assistance.

For more information, contact Christy Mahaffey at 864-7419 or mahaffey@ku.edu. The application deadline for the summer 2009 semester is Friday, April 3. The deadline for fall 2009 is Monday, July 6.

Tuition assistance recipients and their departments are listed below.

Usibaka “Gbaike” Ajayi, School of Education
Daniel Alam, administration and finance
Absinthe Algaier, graduate studies
Margaret “Gretchen” Anderson, KU Libraries
Patrice Anderson, Facilities Operations
Christie Appelhanz, CLAS
Deanne Arensberg, Student Health Services
Pat Argueta, University Registrar
Heather Attig, University Relations
Beth Baca, social welfare
Melanie Bacon, CRL/ALTEC
Charles Bankart, International Programs
Nicole Banman, Kansas Public Radio
Kristi Barger, social welfare
Kimberly Bates, AAAC-Disability Resources
Cynthia Beall, Higuchi Biosciences Center
Robin Bedenbaugh, University Relations
Brenda Bertsch, Human Resources/Equal Opportunity
Bruce Bertsch, Applied English Center
Aaron Blanchard, electrical engineering and computer science
Amy Borton, aerospace engineering
Marisa Bregman, Lied Center
Keith Bryant, Facilities Operations
Elenor Buffington, School of Education
Allison Carfagna-Bonga, electrical engineering and computer science
Rebecca Cates, University Advising Center
Melissa Caywood, Student Health Services
Monica Claassen-Wilson, KU Libraries
Ferdouz Cochran, CReSIS
Abigail Coffin, School of Engineering
Stacy Cohen, Center for Research on Learning
Matthew Cook, CLAS
Jacqueline M. Counts, School of Education
Rachel Crist, Applied English Center
Karen Cross, KU Memorial Unions
Laura Cruz, Bureau of Child Research
Joseph Custer, Wheat Law Library
Cynthia Davis, Army ROTC
Sharah Davis, social welfare
Britt DeTienne, University Press of Kansas
Laura Diede, academic outreach/Distance education
Carol DiVilbiss, University Career Center
Linda Dixon, Academic Access and Achievement Center
Jeremy Early, Student Financial Aid
Christina Edmonds, Information Services
Martha Elford, Center for Research on Learning
Lois Elmer, music and dance
Mallory Engler, School of Engineering
Clinton Everhart, Student Financial Aid
John Fackler, communication studies
Paul Farran, Student Success Technology Services
Ed Foley, Edwards Campus
Aimee Garcia, Comptroller's Office
Allison Gile, Academic Access and Achievement Center-Disability Resources
Rebecca Gillam, School of Education
Bethany Goodman, psychology
Charles Grady, Biodiversity Institute
Laura Green, Information and Telecommunications Technology Center
Randi Hacker, Center for East Asian Languages
David Hageman, electrical engineering and computer science
Michael Harry, University Registrar
Shanda Hayden, athletics
Ariel Heckler, Transportation Research Institute
Troy Heidne, electrical engineering and computer science
Daniel Hellebust, CReSIS
Sarah Hemme, Audio Reader
Justin Henning, University Relations
Jill Hofmeister, University Advising Center
Jason Holladay, Facilities Operations
Lavonne Holmgren, Center for Research on Learning
Xiaolin Charlene Hu, Continuing Education
Annette Huggins, Kansas Public Radio
Heidi Hulse, CLAS
Maud Humphrey, history of art
Lucas Jacobsen, mechanical engineering
Catherine Jarzemkoski, athletics
Tobin Jennings, Center for Research on Learning
Anne Madden Johnson, School of Business
Corinna Johnson, linguistics
David Keith Johnson, bioinformatics
Kimberly Lynn Johnson, Life Span Institute
Sara Katich, Lied Center
Jesse Kaufman, Wheat Law Library
Kevin Kenn, Comptroller's Office
Emily Kennedy, Institute for Policy and Social Research
Sarah Kerwin, Parking and Transit
Rose Kopf, Spencer Museum of Art
Christine Kosirog, graduate studies
Elisa Krapcha, Admissions and Scholarships
Patricia Krueger, Undergraduate Biology Program
Denise Kunze, CLAS
Alice Ming-Hsiang Kuo, Transportation Research Institute
Amy Lampe, CLAS
Melody Lawrence, School of Education
Debra Layland, Center for Research on Learning
Monica Lemmons, School of Business
Angela Lenahan, Parking and Transit
Amy Leyerzapf, athletics
Katherine Logan, public administration
Feloniz Lovato-Winston, School of Business
Shane Lyle, Kansas Geological Survey
Julie Lynch, Bureau of Child Research
Teresa MacDonald, Biodiversity Institute
Susan E. MacNally, research and graduate studies
Margaret Mahoney, Dole Institute of Politics
Diana Marrs, Edwards Campus
Kristina Matthews, Bureau of Child Research
Nora McAfee, School of Education
Brenton McCall, Public Safety Office
Debbie McCord, social welfare
Lucy McGilley, School of Engineering
Megan McMullen, athletics
Maureen Mersmann, School of Engineering
William Metz, KU Memorial Unions
Elizabeth Mole, Facilities Operations
Heather S. Moore, Study Abroad
Joseph “Eddie” Muńoz, University Advising Center
Lindsey Neidt, Bureau of Child Research
Cindy Nesvarba, journalism
Nathan Oborny, chemical and petroleum engineering
Amanda Ostreko, School of Engineering
Moira Ozias, KU Writing Center
Anna Paradis, School of Engineering
Natalie Parker, Institute for Policy and Social Research
William Parrott IV, Student Success Technology Services
Elizabeth “Elise” Patrick, Student Success
Margaret Perkins-McGuinness, Spencer Museum of Art
Voneita Peterson, School of Business
Bruce Phillips, Information Services/Information Technology
Eileen Phillips, Comptroller's Office
Jennifer Phillips, environment, health and safety
Adam Pousson, Division of Biological Sciences
Nicholas Prewett, Student Financial Aid
Amy Price, graduate studies
Michael Prittie, electrical engineering and computer science
Sara Quick, Student Health Services
Angela Rathmel, KU Libraries
Adam Reilly, KU Libraries
Lauren Roberts, CLAS
Philip Rodriguez, School of Education
Daniel Rolf, architecture and urban planning
Kathy Rose-Mockry, Emily Taylor Women’s Resource Center
Amber Rowland, ALTEC/CRL
Carol Rudolph, University Registrar
Brett Leigh Anne Rurode, KU Libraries
Barbara Russell, Office of Institutional Research and Planning
Hariprasad Sampathkumar, Center for Research on Learning
Evelia Sandoval, Student Housing
Jennifer Schmitendorf, Continuing Education
Sarah Scholle, Admissions and Scholarships
Cathy Schwabauer, School of Engineering
Kyle Sederstrom, KU Libraries
Easan Selvan, Student Success Technology Services
Jeff Severin, Center for Sustainability
Rhonda Sharp, Student Success
Tamara Radohl Sigley, social welfare
Laura Skarka, KU Libraries
John W. Smith, architecture and urban planning
Paula Smith, Provost’s Office
Leatrice Smith, CLAS
Rachel Sorrels, Student Health Services
Patricia Soucy, School of Engineering
Alvin Sowers Jr., Continuing Education, Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center
Sondra Speer, philosophy
Scott Sponholtz, journalism
Dan Spurgin, Center for Research on Learning
William Steele, graduate studies
Amanda Sterling, Admissions and Scholarships
Rebecca D. Stewart, School of Education
Annette Tetmeyer, engineering management
Jean Thoma, athletics
Tegan Thornberry, athletics
Gail Tiemann, Center for Research on Learning
Shuichiro Tosaka, School of Business
Mariana Traetta, Comptroller's Office
Phuong Tran, ALTEC/CRL
Paul Trana, School of Education
Susan Transue, Division of Biological Sciences
M. Altaf Uddin, School of Law
Jayme Uden, Student Housing
Danielle Vanderbilt, CLAS
Leslie vonHolten, Center for East Asian Studies
Michael “Shawn” Wade, KU Libraries
Sheree Willis, Confucius Institute
Scott Workman, medicinal chemistry
Celeste Morgan Yaluk, International Programs
Xiaobin Zuo, Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis


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