New College of Human Ecology research facility being named for Carl and Mary
IceK-State Communications and
|The new Human Ecology
research facility was named for Mary Ice '88, member of the Kansas State
Alumni Association board of directors, and husband Carl Ice '79, member of
the K-State Foundation board of directors. (Photo: David
Mary and Carl Ice Hall, 1310 Research
Park Drive in Manhattan, is the latest addition to the College of Human Ecology
facilities at Kansas State University. It was named and dedicated Thursday, Oct.
A reception and tour of the building, to be used for research,
development, outreach and innovation, followed. In May the college purchased the
20,000 square-foot structure, former home of NanoScale, through a gift from the
Ices and a combination of private funds.
It will provide laboratory space
for larger-scale research projects in the college. Moving to Mary and Carl Ice
Hall will be the Sensory Analysis Center in the human nutrition department; NASA
project in the kinesiology department; Programs for Workplace Solutions and the
Personal Financial Planning Clinic in the School of Family Studies and Human
Services; research projects in the apparel, textiles and interior design
department; and the Institute for Academic Alliances.
"We need to have
facilities that attract top research scientists. Having appropriate facilities
will help advance our college and the land-grant mission of Kansas State
University," Mary Ice said. "We need to provide our students with the best
educators and facilities possible, and give them chances to grow as individuals
as they are earning their degrees."
"Mary and I have been very blessed
with many opportunities," Carl Ice said. "With that comes the responsibility to
be leaders and model the way. We do our best to fulfill that
Mary Ice graduated from Kansas State University with a
bachelor's degree in home economics education in 1980 and a master's in adult
and occupational education in 1988. She is president of the College of Human
Ecology alumni advisory board, a member of the K-State Alumni Association board
of directors, a member of the Ahearn Advisory Committee and a member of the
President's Council on Athletics.
A 1979 Kansas State University graduate
in industrial engineering, Carl Ice is president and chief operating officer of
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. He is past chair of the College of
Engineering advisory council and a member of the Kansas State University
Foundation board of directors.
The Ices also serve on the board of
trustees of the KSU Foundation.
John Buckwalter, dean of the College of
Human Ecology, lead the renaming ceremony.
"It is our goal to provide
students with the best educators and facilities we can," he said. "We can't do
that without the support and dedication of people like Mary and Carl
"Kansas State is a special place with special people and great
leadership. We are convinced Kansas State and the College of Human Ecology will
continue to make a difference for many people," Carl Ice said.