The K-State Alumni Association exists to inspire lifelong involvement with all members of the Wildcat Community. That's a fancy way of saying we help build connections between K-State's faculty, staff, students and alumni. Fostering those connections is critical to the Alumni Association's mission. To do so, the Association offers several services that can help departments, organizations and many associated campus groups.
1. We maintain the university's alumni database
Did you know more than 150,980 K-Staters live in Kansas alone? We did. The K-State Alumni Association has the most accurate and up-to-date information on all K-State graduates, friends, faculty/staff and donors who make up the Wildcat Community. Keeping the database updated is important to stay in contact with the more than 197,245 living graduates. Our Information Services team makes more than 200 changes each day to account for jobs, location changes and other life updates.
Contact Jeanine Lake, senior director of information services, if you have questions about the database.
Update your information here.
2. We assist with connecting to alumni—through email, virtual gatherings or in person!
Have an invitation, newsletter, survey or email to send out to alumni and friends? We can help with that! The Alumni Association's database has the most accurate and up-to-date listings for K-Staters and we're ready to help get your message out! We'll even send the email for you!
Contact Jeanine Lake, senior director of information services, if you have questions about mailings.
Wanting to get the band back together (literally or figuratively)? Is your department
about to have a big anniversary? Is someone important retiring? We can help you round
up those K-Staters from near and far.
The Alumni Association can take registrations and help campus groups work the logistics of hosting a reunion on campus.
Contact Andrea Bryant Gladin '02, assistant vice president of alumni programs, to start planning your next reunion.
3. We assist with accreditation and grant applications
Need to know the demographics of your alumni for accreditation purposes? We can help you with that.
Contact Jeanine Lake, senior director of information services, if you need help.
4. We communicate with alumni
We are proud to promote Purple Pride worldwide on a daily basis. We manage our publications including At K-State, our monthly newsletter which is sent to more than 100,000 email addresses; the quarterly magazine, K-Stater, which is sent to members of the K-State Alumni Association; and our social media channels.
We are always looking for new K-State stories to tell. Have a milestone to share with the larger Wildcat Community? This is the team to share it with. They can help you out.
Contact Terin Walters '05, assistant vice president of development and communications, to connect with our communications team.
5. We can't be us without you!
You don't have to be a K-State graduate to be a member of the K-State Alumni Association. Members have access to a wide variety of benefits including national discounts, exclusive merchandise and so much more.
With your membership dues, the K-State Alumni Association is able to advocate for K-State, communicate with alumni and friends, recruit future Wildcats, serve alumni and students and, of course, inspire lifelong involvement.