New Alumni Excellence Award honors distinguished alumniK-State Alumni Communications
|The K-State Alumni
Association's new Alumni Excellence Award honors outstanding alumni.
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After graduation, many Kansas State University alumni go on to make a
difference in their communities, their countries and the world, using their
skills and talents to innovate, create and make the world a better
If you know a K-State alumna or alumnus who has excelled in his or
her career and also made a difference in the lives of others, the K-State Alumni
Association encourages you to nominate him or her for the new Alumni Excellence
Award. This award honors an alumna or alumnus of K-State whose
career, service and achievements exemplify the spirit, values and excellence of
“This is the Alumni Association’s highest honor
for our distinguished alumni,” said Michelle Elkins '87, associate director of
awards and special events for the Alumni Association.
The award carries
on the tradition of the Alumni Association’s past Medallion Award, which was
presented from 1969-2004 and recognized alumni whose humanitarian service added
measurably to the quality of life.
Nominations are being accepted
through May 1 for the 2016 Alumni Excellence Award. Criteria for consideration
• The nominee’s career endeavors should have achieved
national and/or international recognition.
• The nominee should have
contributed service to his or her local, state, national or international
• The nominee should have the highest standards of
integrity and character that exemplify the spirit of Kansas State University.
Learn more about the award, the qualifications and the
nomination process. The Alumni Association will recognize the 2016 recipient
during the inaugural Alumni Excellence Award banquet Oct. 7.
Alumni Association also would like to thank the Curt '73 and Sherry '73 Frasier
family for their generosity to endow the award.
“Kansas State University
students and graduates distinguish themselves and the university in so many ways
in their careers and in what they do for others," Curt Frasier said. "This
Alumni Excellence Award, however, will allow the proper recognition of special
alumni who have clearly exhibited true excellence.”