Graduate School Reunion provides opportunities for alumni to reflect, reconnect

K-State Alumni Communications 

K-Staters chat in the Tointon Great Room at the K-State Alumni Center during the Graduate School Reunion in April.

Kansas State University Graduate School alumni from the 1950s to 1990s returned to campus for a reunion April 8-9, reconnecting with classmates and faculty. Alumni stopped by the Biosecurity Research Institute and Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, visited with their departments, attended a McCain show, went on a guided tour of campus and the K-State Athletics facilities, saw the University Gardens and Insect Zoo, visited the President’s Residence, and had a dinner and a reception at the K-State Alumni Center. 

It was a busy weekend filled with reliving old memories and making new ones. 

Bill Picker ’64, ’66, who studied electrical engineering at K-State and retired from IBM as a senior engineer, said he came to the reunion to see how K-State had changed over the years. He said he was very impressed with the construction and renovations across campus, and he enjoyed returning to his department. 

Martha Sanders ’58, ’84, ’93, who studied home economics, nursing and education at K-State and has had a career in academia, said she also was interested in seeing all the changes at K-State. 

“It was nice to be valued for the experiences we have had since graduation from KSU,” she said. “Staying connected with K-State helps me feel valued as a graduate, especially the reunion. It also helps me continue to grow as a person. It renews friendships and makes new friends.”

(All photos courtesy of K-State Graduate School Communications)

Alumni reunion attendees Carla Bouska Lee ’88 and Martha Sanders ’58, ’84, ’93 pose for a photo next to the Wildcat statue overlooking the K-State Alumni Center and Memorial Stadium. 

Alumni enjoy a tour of Bramlage Coliseum during the Graduate School Reunion on April 8-9.

The Biosecurity Research Institute was another stop during the Graduate School Reunion tour of campus, highlighting Kansas State University’s involvement in research.

Alumni also visited the Bill Snyder Family Stadium during their time on campus.

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