SALINA, KS – Natalie Blair has been appointed coordinator of public and alumni relations at Kansas State University's Salina campus, which houses K-State's aviation department. She will report to the dean of K-State at Salina campus, Dr. Dennis Kuhlman.
"Natalie is getting up to speed quickly on the university's various programs and is looking forward to working with our constituencies on campus, in the community, and in the aerospace industry," says Kuhlman. "We are looking forward to her many contributions to advance the campus and the learning experience for our students."
Blair has experience in public relations for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. She worked in Fort Hays State University's University Relations office during her undergraduate career where she was a student writer and an office assistant.
Blair taught Fundamentals of Oral Communication as a graduate teaching assistant at FHSU and served as president of TigerComm, the university's student advertising, marketing, and public relations organization. Her volunteer work includes helping United Way, Girl Scouts, and Fringe Theatre.
She graduated from Fort Hays State University in 2008 with an M.S. in communication studies, with an emphasis in advertising. She also earned a B.A. from the same university in communication studies, with an emphasis in public relations. Blair also attended St. Mary's College of Maryland through the National Student Exchange Program.
K-State Salina has added four new bachelor's degree options: unmanned aircraft systems, avionics, airport management and air traffic control.
Equipment enables avionics maintenance students to learn to work on modern electronic navigation and communication radios.
The office recently became one of only a few civil entities granted a certificate of authorization within Class D airspace from FAA.
The public can learn about campus and the student body, Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.