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May 23, 2003

Outstanding seniors recognized in School of Consumer and Family Sciences

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Five students in Purdue University's School of Consumer and Family Sciences have received Outstanding Senior Awards from the CFS Alumni Association.

The students were Ryan Parsons, a senior majoring in youth, adult and family services from Valparaiso, Ind.; Joseph R. Mikol, a senior majoring in hospitality and tourism management from Fort Wayne, Ind., Kristina Ludwig, a senior majoring in dietetics and fitness nutrition and health from Liberty Township, Ohio; Dennis Swender, a senior majoring in occupational family and consumer sciences education from Griffith, Ind.; and Carl Hibben, a senior majoring in financial planning from Fort Wayne, Ind.

Each student received $100, a pen desk set and had their names inscribed on a plaque in Stone Hall. They were selected by departmental faculty committees based upon academic credentials, leadership and potential for future contributions in their chosen field.

Writer: Marydell Forbes, (765) 496-7704,

Source: Amy M. Liter, director of alumni relations, (765) 494-7890,


Studentname Class School/Major Award/Honor Award Value City State Zip

HIBBEN, Carl 2003 Financial Planning CFS Outstanding Senior - Department of Consumer Sciences and Retailing $100 Fort Wayne IN 46818

MIKOL, Joseph R. 2003 Hospitality and Tourism Management CFS Outstanding Senior - Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management $100 Fort Wayne IN 46845

SWENDER, Dennis 2003 Occupational Family and Consumer Sciences Education CFS Outstanding Senior - CFS Education $100 Griffith IN 46319

LUDWIG, Kristina 2003 Dietetics and Fitness, Nutrition and Health CFS Outstanding Senior - Department of Foods and Nutrition $100 Liberty Township OH 45044

PARSONS, Ryan 2003 Youth, Adult and Family Services/emphasis in Child Health CFS Outstanding Senior - Department of Child Development and Family Studies $100 Valparaiso IN 46383

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