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Communications and Agricultural Education

Communications and Agricultural Education

Kansas State University
1612 Claflin Road
301 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3402

785-532-5633 fax

Pat Melgares

Melgares, Patrick

News and Feature Writer

211-D Umberger Hall
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
Phone: 785-532-1160
Fax: 785-532-5633

Pat writes and edits news and feature articles that are distributed to media in Kansas and the surrounding region. In recent years, he has focused on writing articles about research by K-State Research and Extension scientists, interpreting complex findings for a reading public. He is also a regular contributor to the College of Agricuture’s AgReport magazine, and Kansas State University’s SEEK magazine.

Prior to this position, Pat was the Public Information Officer at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado. Before that, he was the Managing Editor for the Valley Courier, also in Alamosa. In 2020, Pat published his first book, a biography on a track and field coach whose path to the pinnacle of Olympic glory began in a poor, rural southern Colorado town.

B.A. English/Journalism, Adams State College, 1989
M.S. Mass Communications, Kansas State University, 2006

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