Student leaves legacy of investing in othersKSU
|Marcus Bragg (Photo: David
If we can
learn one thing from Marcus Bragg, it is that there is a difference between
being involved and being invested. Because he was invested in K-State, he left a
lasting impact on many students and campus organizations. Even faculty members
were inspired by his dedication.
Before graduating this May with a degree
in management information systems, Bragg received the Dean of Student Life
Outstanding Graduating Senior award, which is presented to a select group of
seniors by Pat Bosco, dean of student life.
With the many aspects of
student life Bragg invested himself in, it was not surprising that he was a
recipient of this award. During his five years at K-State, Bragg was involved in
the Black Student Union, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, the National Panhellenic
Council and many other organizations. He left behind an example of how to not
simply be involved, but to be invested.
“If you take the time to really
get invested in your leadership positions, it can be very impactful,” Bragg
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’s impressive tenure at K-State. A win-win for
retired K-State alumni and future K-State students
K-State alumni Ray and
Carolyn Waller, Wichita, Kansas, have found a way to benefit future K-State
students while helping themselves through retirement. The Wallers have used a
charitable gift annuity to set up a future scholarship for undergraduates or
graduate students in statistics. Through a charitable gift annuity, the KSU
Foundation gets a donation to benefit K-State, and the Wallers get an income tax
deduction and a guaranteed lifetime income stream.
The Wallers arrived at
K-State in 1961. Ray had been awarded an assistantship in the statistics
department as part of his master’s degree, which he completed in 1963. Carolyn
completed her bachelor’s degree in elementary education, also in 1963. After
receiving his doctorate in mathematical statistics from Johns Hopkins University
in 1967, Ray and Carolyn returned to Manhattan where Ray taught statistics at
K-State for seven years.
The Wallers left Manhattan and spent much of
their adult lives living outside Kansas. However, K-State has always held a
special place in their hearts.
“We feel that education has afforded us
career opportunities that we would not have otherwise received,” Ray said. “It
is our hope that by continuing their education, students can consider new career
options and realize their full potential in the career they
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