Alumni Fellows

Alumni FellowsThe K-State Alumni Fellows Program, sponsored by the Deans Council, the President's Office and the Alumni Association, recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers. 

Since 1983, the program has brought successful alumni back to campus to meet with students and faculty and share their expertise in the classroom and at informal settings.

Fellows are chosen by each college to return as distinguished guests and as mentors, friends and counselors. They are honored in recognition of the ultimate measure of a university – not curricula, facilities or programs, but the quality of its alumni.

Andrea Bryant Gladin '02
Director of Alumni Programs

View a list of past Alumni Fellows.

2017 Alumni Fellows

Nandi Nagaraj

College of Agriculture
Nandi Nagaraj '04

R&D human resources business partner
Dow AgroSciences
Indianapolis, Indiana

Richard Martin

College of Architecture, Planning and Design
Rick Martin '76

Kansas City, Missouri

Cheryl Blake

College of Arts and Sciences
Cheryl L. Blake '81

Deputy chief of the NGA support team to U.S. Africa Command
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Springfield, Virginia

Peter Larsen

College of Arts and Sciences
Peter E. Larsen, DDS, FACS '79

The Larry J. Peterson Endowed Professor and Chair of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Anesthesiology
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Bradley Razook

College of Business Administration 
Brad Razook '85

Executive vice president and CEO of Resources
Koch Industries Inc.
Wichita, Kansas

Shelbie Witte

College of Education
Dr. Shelbie Witte '06, '08

Chuck and Kim Watson Endowed Chair and associate professor of adolescent literacy and English education
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Mike Valentine

College of Engineering
Mike Valentine '90

Chief executive officer
Netsmart Technologies
Overland Park, Kansas

Amy Martens

Global Campus 
Amy Martens, P.E. '95, '01

Manager, engineering services
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
Topeka, Kansas

Wenxia Song

Graduate School
Wenxia Song '91

Professor of cell biology and molecular genetics
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland

Tamara Markham

College of Human Ecology
Tamara Markham '93

Senior area director of operations
The Americas, Marriott International, Inc.
Bethesda, Maryland

Andrew Talbott

College of Technology and Aviation
Andrew G. Talbott '05

Strike fighter pilot
U.S. Navy
Hanford, California

Gerald Jaax

College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Jerry P. Jaax '72

Retired associate vice president for research compliance
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas