Alumni Association staff dishes out Call Hall ice cream for incoming
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|During orientation and
enrollment, the Alumni Association served 828 incoming students and their
families. (Photo: K-State Alumni
Logan Krizek, freshman in
chemical engineering, knew choosing Kansas State University was going to be more
than just a school; it was a family tradition.
“Everybody in the family
went here,” said Krizek, who visited K-State on June 14 during orientation and
enrollment for incoming students. “I love it. I’m looking forward to getting
involved and meeting new people.”
After a long day of exploring campus,
enrolling in classes and bearing the heat, families and friends stopped by the
Alumni Center to enjoy Call Hall ice cream dished out by the K-State Alumni
Association staff. After cooling down, Logan’s mom, Jill Keever Krizek ’89,
joked about the “real” reason Logan chose K-State.
“I told him that we
would pay for college as long as he went to K-State,” she said.
Jill is a
December 1989 graduate of K-State and a lifetime member of the Alumni
Association. In the summer of 1989, Jill met her future husband, Theron, a May
1989 graduate, when he brought his younger sister to campus for a tour. Thinking
back to her first day, Jill said she was apprehensive about starting
“The night before classes were supposed to start, I was sitting
in my dorm room and all I could think was, ‘What did I get myself into?" But
once school started and she got involved in a sorority, Jill said, she saw her
grades improve. She added that she urged Logan to get involved and to check out
the greek system.
First-generation college student Cody Borwege, Medford,
Minn., said he originally wanted to go to a school closer to home because his
friends were going there. However, when one of his friends changed his mind,
Borwege decided to attend K-State.
“Once he backed out of school because
it wasn’t for him, I thought I might as well dive in head first,” Borwege said.
“A big-time school and a big-time program – can’t double dip more than
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Borwege said he is going to
major in architecture and looks forward to the atmosphere and the endless
opportunities provided by K-State. “It’s awesome,” Borwege said. “If you don’t
have a friend here, you’re doing something wrong.”
Borwege came down with
his mother, Karol, who said having the first of four children leave is a little
“It’s crazy because it’s really far away for the first
one — eight hours,” she said. “I don’t want him to forget the overall reason why
During orientation and enrollment, the Alumni Association
served 828 incoming students and their families.