Two students chosen as 2018 K-State Student Ambassadors

Posted October 24, 2017

Two students have been chosen to represent Kansas State University as the 2018 Student Ambassadors.

Michelle Anderson, sophomore in finance and accounting, Topeka, Kansas, and Darrell Reese Jr., junior in mechanical engineering, Dallas, were announced as the ambassadors Oct. 21 during halftime of K-State’s Homecoming football game against the University of Oklahoma. 

Established by the K-State Alumni Association in 1977, the Student Ambassador program elects one male and one female student each year to represent the student body at Alumni Association events throughout the state and at university activities.

Anderson and Reese will visit with prospective students and alumni; attend Student Alumni Board meetings and activities; assist with programming on campus such as the Alumni Fellows program, All-University Homecoming Committee and other special events; and assist the President's Office as needed.

Anderson and Reese were elected during Homecoming Week by a student vote from a group of six semifinalists. The ambassadors serve a one-year term, and each receives a $1,500 scholarship, clothing from Manhattan clothing store Borck Bros. and an official K-State ring from the Alumni Association.

"It means so much to be elected as a Student Ambassador,” Reese said. “I can't wait to humbly serve the K-State community and meet our wonderful alumni and prospective students."

Anderson added, “I am so honored to get the opportunity to serve as a Student Ambassador. I look forward to meeting fellow K-Staters and sharing my love for this university with others."

Typically, ambassador candidates excel academically and are extensively involved in volunteer and philanthropic activities. Anderson and Reese are role models for these qualities.

Anderson is a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority and the K-State Student Alumni Board. She also serves as a College of Business Administration ambassador. A 2016 graduate of Seaman High School, Anderson is the daughter of Marc and Pam Anderson.

Reese is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers and serves as the president of the Kansas State University Black Student Union. A 2015 graduate of Frisco Liberty High School, Reese is the son of Darrell Sr. and Andrea Reese.

“Like their predecessors, Darrell and Michelle have a passion for our university that rivals the most loyal K-Staters,” said Gavin Hargrave, associate director of alumni programs and adviser to the ambassadors. “The Alumni Association is excited to host them at our upcoming events for the year.”

For more information on the Student Ambassador program, call the K-State Alumni Association at 800-600-ALUM (2586) or visit