Alumni Association welcomes new students to campus

K-State Alumni Communications

Matt King '07 is a 2015 K-State Alumni Association Student Alumni Board “Distinguished Young Alumni” award recipient. He spoke at the New Student Convocation on Aug. 23 at Bramlage Colliseum. (Photo: K-State Communications and Marketing)

A new school year has begun at Kansas State University, and the campus is bustling as students move back into their residence halls and start their new classes. The K-State Alumni Association helped welcome these students back to campus by participating in “Week of Welcome,” a series of events introducing students to the K-State experience.

 Distinguished Young Alumni at Convocation

Matt King '07 — a 2015 K-State Alumni Association Student Alumni Board “Distinguished Young Alumni” award recipient — spoke at the New Student Convocation on Aug. 23 at Bramlage Colliseum. King is a fund analyst for the World Bank Group. The other 2015 Distinguished Young Alumni recipient, Corey Fortin '06, a commissioned member of the United States Foreign Service, was unable to be present at Convocation but recorded a video from his home in Afghanistan for the students. 

The Distinguished Young Alumni program is in its fourth year and recognizes two K-State graduates who are excelling in their professions and contributing to their communities. The program is sponsored by the K-State Alumni Association’s Student Alumni Board and the Board of Directors. 

The Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Young Alumni awards. The individual must be 35 or younger and have graduated from K-State. Click here to submit your nomination. Nominations must be received by midnight Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015.

 Wildcat Welcome Day


Volunteers serve up ice cream floats to students during the K-State Alumni Association's Wildcat Welcome Day. (Photo: David Mayes '96)
The K-State Alumni Association also invited all incoming freshmen and transfer students to Wildcat Welcome Day on Aug. 27 at the Alumni Center's Johnson Terrace. Students sampled free Call Hall ice cream floats and learned about getting involved with Wildcats Forever, Student Alumni Board and Homecoming. Prizes included a textbook scholarship, K-State apparel and more. Each attendee received a free gift to take home from the Alumni Association.

Find more photos from Wildcat Welcome Day on the Association’s Facebook page.
 

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