This is a big year for the K-State Alumni Association. For 150 years, we’ve advocated for and served K-Staters worldwide, as well as the university.

“We’re excited to celebrate our Alumni Association’s 150-year legacy of carrying the banner high for K‑Staters everywhere,” said Adam Walker ’04, ’09, president and CEO of the K-State Alumni Association. “We view this year as a celebration not only for our organization but also for everyone who supports K-State.”

Alumni profile

At K-State throwback: K-State grad celebrates International connections

For a number of years, the Alumni Association’s At K-State newsletter has been helping to share alumni stories. In honor of our 150th celebration in 2024, we’re resharing this story pulled from the At K-State archive a decade ago, in 2014.

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Photo of Cameron Banning with two other K-Staters

Alumni Profile: Cameron Banning '14

Alumni Club leader shares memories of good times in ‘EMAWstin’

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Photo of Tim Lindemuth in his office with text: Alumni Profile, Tim Lindemuth '77, K-Stater Editor 1993-2012, As the eighth editor of K-Stater magazine, Tim Lindemuth spent 19 years telling the story of K-State, the Alumni Association and the greater Wildcat community.

Alumni Profile: Tim Lindemuth '77

Longtime K-Stater editor recalls fond memories telling stories of alumni and the university

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150 Years of Fun Facts; Past K-State Alumni Association Presidents

Ever wonder what it takes to reach 150 years of success? Read about the nine K-State Alumni Association presidents past and present and what made them unique leaders. The Alumni Association is rich in history but it’s also full of fun and exciting facts!

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K-State Faculty and Staff gathering for a happy hour in the Tointon Great Room

Photo Recap: Happy Hour for K-State Faculty and Staff

The K-State Alumni Association proudly celebrates its 150th anniversary. To commemorate the special occasion the Alumni Association hosted a faculty and staff happy hour to honor this historic milestone.

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Alma Mater sheet music, a varsity letter K and a photo of the K-State Alumni Center

Our Story

It was commencement week at Kansas State Agricultural College. Against the wishes of President John Anderson, alumni of the school met at Manhattan’s Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, June 24, 1874. The meeting established the Alumni Association of Kansas State Agricultural College. Records indicate a large crowd was in attendance and a gift presentation of silver items were given to Joseph Denison, the college’s first president.

“There was the best feeling throughout the evening,” a correspondent wrote in the Nationalist, a local paper at the time. “The music was good, especially the genuine College song.”

Thus begins our history.

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