K-State First selects two agricultural economics students as new learning assistants

K-State First, the university’s first-year experience program, selected 35 students to become Connected Across Topics (CAT) Community learning assistants and residential learning assistants for Fall 2015.

Karly Frederick, junior in Agribusiness, will assist Kerry Priest, assistant professor of leadership studies, in a CAT community called Leadership For Agricultural Advocacy. Cooper Clawson, senior in agricultural economics, will assist a CAT Community called Profitability in Livestock Enterprises with Don Boggs, associate dean of academic programs for the College of Agriculture.

CAT Communities connect first year students through two general education classes and an hour-long connection course. Learning assistants work with non-residential and study abroad CAT Communities. They are an important part of the success the CAT Communities have experienced. The students chosen as learning assistants facilitate the hour-long connection class, plan social and educational events, and serve as role models to the first-year students.

Original article written by: By Kylie Kinley


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