Students, alumni honored at Ring Ceremony

K-State Alumni Communications

Students and alumni can show off their purple pride through the official K-State Ring. Recipients in 2015 were honored at a ceremony April 30. (Photo: David Mayes)

For Kansas State University alumni, wearing a class ring symbolizes both the accomplishment of completing their degree and their continued connection to the university. Each spring, the K-State Alumni Association sponsors a Ring Ceremony for new recipients of the official K-State Ring to celebrate their purple pride. 

This year’s ceremony was April 30, featuring 27 ring recipients. At these annual ceremonies, rings are distributed, while Amy Button Renz, president and CEO of the Alumni Association, and Megan Jurgensmeier, associate director of membership, congratulated students and alumni who received their rings that day. Nathan Laudan and Katie VanDever, 2015 K-State Student Ambassadors, also spoke at the event.

The ring was designed based on input from K-State students and reflects the university’s culture and tradition. To purchase a ring, a student must have completed 60 K-State resident class credits. If students transfer to K-State, they must have accumulated 90 total credits. Graduates of K-State automatically qualify for the official K-State Ring.

To view the ring design or to purchase a ring, please visit If you have questions about K-State Rings, call or email Megan Jurgensmeier at 785-532-5067 or You may also stop by the Alumni Center to purchase or view a ring.


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