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Alumni Fellows

The K-State Alumni Fellows Program, sponsored by the Deans Council, the President's Office and the Alumni Association, recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers. 

Since 1983, the program has brought successful alumni back to campus to meet with students and faculty and share their expertise in the classroom and at informal settings.

Fellows are chosen by each college to return as distinguished guests and as mentors, friends and counselors. They are honored in recognition of the ultimate measure of a university – not curricula, facilities or programs, but the quality of its alumni.

For more information about the Alumni Fellows Program, contact Andrea Bryant Gladin at 800-600-ALUM (2586) or email her at AGladin@K-State.com.

Upcoming Event
2016 Alumni Fellows on campus
April 6-8

To see a list of past Alumni Fellows, click here. 

2015 Alumni Fellows

College of Agriculture 
Jim Heinze ’77

Director of Sales, North America Commercial Products Division, The Toro Company
Bloomington, Minnesota



College of Architecture, Planning and Design
John Norris ’81

President
Norris Design, Inc.
Denver, Colorado


College of Arts and Sciences 
John (J.P.) Bilbrey ’78

President and CEO
The Hershey Company
Hershey, Pennsylvania


College of Arts and Sciences 
Robert J. Kinders ’80

Senior Principal Scientist and Head, Pharmacodynamics, Laboratory of Human Toxicology and Pharmacology
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, Frederick, Maryland


College of Business Administration
Dave Dreiling ’89

Founder and Owner
GTM Sportswear
Manhattan, Kansas


College of Education
Raymond Doswell ’08

Vice President of Curatorial Services
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Kansas City, Missouri

College of Engineering
Mitch Snyder ’83

Executive Vice President, Military Business
Bell Helicopter
Fort Worth, Texas



Global Campus
Carole A. Schwartz, M.S., OTR/L ’09

Research Public Health Analyst
Research Triangle Institute International (RTI)
Chicago, Illinois


Graduate School
Linda Simon, Ph.D. ’94

Senior Vice President, Human Resources
DIRECTV
El Segundo, California


College of Human Ecology
Lee Wilbur, MD, FAAEM ’95

Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine; and Director, Interprofessional Education
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas


College of Technology and Aviation 
Beverly C. Gatton ’86

IT Project Manager
Fidelity Information Services
Lenexa, Kansas


College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Tara Donovan, DVM ’98

Vice President of Health Management
The Hanor Company
Spring Green, Wisconsin

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