1970 Medallion Recipient

Posted May 01, 1970

Presented by H. Dean Hess, Executive Secretary of the Alumni Association

To provide recognition for outstanding achievements of alumni, Kansas State University and its Alumni Association presents this medallion annually to worthy recipients. Honored and recognized for the 1970:

Martin K. Eby

Thirty-three years ago, Mr. Eby established his own construction company, one that has grown in size and stature to be recognized among the largest firms of its kind in the nation. Today they have completed more than one0half billion dollars in facilities located throughout the Middle West; have offices in three states; have earned a fast-rising world-wide reputation. Among their more important commercial and industrial structures are schools, hospitals, and churches along with state and municipal government buildings, dams and defense structures.

A native son of Kansas, Mr. Eby was born in Topeka in 1907. He was graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1929. Since then, he has received a number of distinguished awards, including the Kansas State University Centennial Award in 1963 and the Human Relations award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews in 1959.

He currently serves as a trustee of the Kansas State University Endowment Association and is a past member of the board of directors of the Alumni Association of Kansas State University. One of his particular interests is the Foundation for the Blind, where he has long been a member of the board of directors.

In recognition of your superlative contributions to the construction industry and community programs, Mr. Eby, Kansas State University and its Alumni Association proudly present you the University Alumni Medallion.