K-State Alumni Association honors new graduates 

K-State Alumni Communications

Himanshu Patel (right) and guest, Aayat Kazi, attend the K-State Alumni Association Grad Bash on May 5. (Photo: Kim Ralston ’07)

Himanshu Patel is excited to be an official Wildcat.

The 2016 graduate stopped by the K-State Alumni Center on May 5 to celebrate with other new alumni at the annual Grad Bash. He came to K-State from India to study civil engineering, and he said he is proud to now call himself a Wildcat.  

“It was a great experience, studying in a foreign country,” Patel said. “I loved it the first day I came here.”

Morgan Gauby of Great Bend, Kansas, and Michelle Haug of Corning, Kansas, also stopped by Grad Bash to celebrate their new status as alumni and to reflect on their time as students. They said they plan to keep strong ties to the university even after they graduate.

Michelle Haug and Morgan Gauby stop by Grad Bash on May 5 to celebrate their new status as Kansas State University alumni. (Photo: Kim Ralston ’07)
Haug said she enjoyed being involved in various organizations on campus and plans to come back to Manhattan for football games and to visit with friends.

Gauby said her favorite experience was working in New Student Services and showing prospective students what she loves about K-State. Although she’s the first K-Stater in her family, she hopes to start a Wildcat tradition.

“I’m really excited to move to the next chapter of my life, but I’m glad I’ll still have K-State in my life,” she said. 

Grad Bash isn’t the only way the Alumni Association honors new graduates — view photos from other events below. The Alumni Association also partners with the colleges to provide new graduates with a one-year membership to the K-State Alumni Association. Learn more about the benefits of being a member. 

Lavender Graduation is a cultural celebration that recognizes LGBT and ally students for their achievements and contributions to the university. The event took place May 1 at the K-State Alumni Center. (Photo: Kedric Elmore '16)

Students celebrate their achievements May 13 at the Multicultural Graduation Celebration. (Photo: David Mayes ’96)

Syeda Rubaiyat Aziz, Fatmah Al-Qadfan, Oluwatobiloba Adenuga and Yichao Zhang are recipients of the 2016 International Leadership Award from the K-State Alumni Association. (Photo: K-State Communications and Marketing)

The International Graduation Celebration honors international students with an evening of food and fun May 4. Students can continue to connect through international alumni groups. (Photo: K-State Communications and Marketing)

Global Campus celebrated its distance graduates with a reception May 13 at the K-State Alumni Center. (Photo: Ashley Pauls)

Justice Davis, D’Aonda Bush, Maya Tilmon and Muenfua Lewis are recipients of the 2016 Multicultural Leadership Award from the K-State Alumni Association. (Photo: David Mayes '96)

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