Tickets for Alumni Excellence banquet are available now

Posted September 18, 2023

Alumni Excellence Award

Join us as we celebrate Kanayo F. Nwanze, Ph.D., the recipient of the Alumni Excellence Award at a banquet and ceremony on Friday, Oct. 20.

The banquet, at the K-State Alumni Center, 100 Alumni Center, 1720 Anderson Ave., Manhattan, Kansas, will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and the award presentation at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online for $75. The deadline to purchase tickets is Oct. 6.

The Alumni Excellence Award is an annual award recognizing an alumna or alumnus of K-State whose career, service and achievements exemplify the spirit, values and excellence of the university.

Nwanze has over 40 years of experience across three continents in poverty reduction through agriculture, rural development, and research. Nwanze also introduced and promoted a new rice for Africa which is a high-yield, drought and pest-resistant variety developed specifically for the African landscape.