Michelle Elkins '87
Associate director of awards and special events
The Alumni Excellence Award is an annual award recognizing a graduate of Kansas State University whose career, service and achievements exemplify the spirit, values and excellence of the university.
The Alumni Excellence Award is made possible by the generosity of the Curt ’73 and Sherry ’73 Frasier family of Beloit, Kansas.
Dr. Jerry '70, '72 and Dr. Nancy Dunn Jaax '71, '73
The Jaaxes have a long career in biosecurity, biosafety, and high hazard infectious disease research. As colonels in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, each was awarded the Legion of Merit, the Order of Military Medical Merit and numerous other recognitions, awards and commendations.
2020 Award Ceremony
In light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and in support of the steps being taken
at Kansas State University, the Alumni Excellence Award ceremony to honor Jerry and
Nancy Jaax will be delayed until fall 2021.
We share in your disappointment that this event will be delayed, but know it's in the best interest of our alumni, faculty and staff.