13 K-State Alumni Participate in Alumni Fellows WeekK-State
K-State 2013 Alumni Fellows. Front row,
from left: Dr. Elizabeth Purcell-Keith '74, '75, '79, William B.
Livingston '65, Dana J. Peterson '98, '00, Dr. Curt Brungardt '97,
Dr. Christie Brungardt '09, Cindy L. Wallis-Lage '85, and Dr.
Patricia Solís '94, '96. Back row: James N. Haymaker '69, Terry
F. McElwain '78, '80, Barry E. Robinson '80,
'81, and Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer. Not Pictured: John
Ruffin, Ph.D '71, Joshua J. Brungardt '02 . (Photo: Dave
Thirteen distinguished Kansas State
University alumni visited with students and faculty in 65 classes and receptions
Feb. 20-22 during the 2013 Alumni Fellows Week.
Alumni Fellows return to
discuss current business and industry trends and to meet informally with
students and faculty. The program is sponsored by the K-State Alumni
Association, the President's Office and the Deans Council.
were chosen based on their high levels of professional accomplishment and
distinguished service in their respective careers, said Andrea Bryant Gladin,
director of alumni programs for the K-State Alumni Association and organizer of
Alumni Fellows Week.
The 2013 Alumni Fellows are:
Dana J. Peterson, former chief executive officer, National Association of Wheat
Growers, Washington, D.C., for the College of Agriculture. Peterson earned
degrees from K-State in 1998 and 2000.
William B. Livingston, chairman, GLMV Architecture Inc., Wichita, Kan., for the
College of Architecture, Planning and Design. Livingston graduated from K-State
Patricia Solís, director of outreach and strategic initiatives, Association of
American Geographers, Washington, D.C., for the College of Arts and Sciences.
Solís earned degrees from K-State in 1994 and 1996.
James N. Haymaker, management consultant, Cargill Inc. (retired), Edina, Minn.,
for the College of Arts and Sciences. Haymaker earned degrees from K-State in
Barry E. Robinson, Tax Markets Leader—Europe, Middle East, India and Africa,
Ernst & Young, London, United Kingdom, for the College of Business
Administration. Robinson earned degrees from K-State in 1980 and
Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, Joint Task Force—North, United States Northern
Command, Fort Bliss, Texas, for the Division of Continuing Education. Stammer
earned a degree from K-State in 1999.
Curt Brungardt and Christie Brungardt, for the College of Education. Curt is the
Voss Distinguished Professor of Leadership Studies at Fort Hays State
University, Hays, Kan. He earned a degree from K-State in 1997. Christie
Brungardt is assistant professor of leadership studies at Fort Hays State
University, Hays, Kan. She earned a degree from K-State in
Cindy L. Wallis-Lage, president, Global Water Business, Black & Veatch,
Kansas City, Mo., for the College of Engineering. Wallis-Lage graduated from
K-State in 1985.
John Ruffin, director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health
Disparities, Bethesda, Md., for the Graduate School. Ruffin earned a degree from
K-State in 1971.
Dr. Elizabeth Purcell-Keith, Medical Family Therapist, Medical City and Medical
City Children’s Hospital, Dallas, Texas, for the College of Human Ecology.
Purcell-Keith earned degrees from K-State in 1974, 1975 and
Joshua J. Brungardt, director of unmanned systems, n-Link Corporation, Bend,
Ore., for the College of Technology and Aviation. Brungardt earned degrees from
K-State in 2002.
Terry F. McElwain, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State
University, Pullman, Wash., for the College of Veterinary Medicine. McElwain
earned degrees from K-State in 1978 and 1980.