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MacDonaldGiving back to a long-ago love
Robert MacDonald lived all but four years of his life on the family farm in New York. The time he spent attending the College of Veterinary Medicine at K-State meant so much to him, he left his entire estate to the school. Read more.

FitzgeraldHonoring a passion: The David W. Fitzgerald Rodeo Scholarship
David Fitzgerald’s love of rodeo was born at Kansas State University. Now his widow, Judith Fitzgerald, has honored his memory by establishing an endowed scholarship for rodeo team members. Read more.

kirchhoffGiving the gift of education
A desire to make a difference in young people’s lives spurred a Kansas State University alumna to establish two K-State scholarships, plus provide scholarship funds for the Beta Upsilon chapter of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Read more.

kirchhoffHelping people succeed
Compassionate, generous, kind, empathetic, family man…these words came up frequently as family members reminisced about Don Dressler. Read more.

kirchhoffReaching into new worlds
After crisscrossing the globe, alumni Steve and Linnea Kirchhoff reconnected with K-State, established a scholarship and tripled their contribution through an employer matching gift. Read more.

tholstrupEngineering excellence at K-State
With the aid of a corporate matching gift, K-State alumni Susan and Spencer Tholstrup established an excellence fund to support multiple initiatives in chemical engineering. Read more.
webbThe Ralph Webb Memorial Scholarship
Ralph Webb's journey to success began at K-State, and his legacy will continue with the scholarship his wife established in his honor. Read more.

willieThe Fred and Cathy Cholick Wildcat Scholarship
The "joy of giving" inspires Fred and Cathy Cholick to create a premier scholarship in the K-State College of Agriculture. Read more.

kuhlmanCouple establishes fund in honor of retiring K-State Salina CEO/Dean
At his retirement ceremony, CEO and dean of K-State Salina Dennis Kuhlman was surprised with the news that Linda and Robert Haller made a $25,000 gift to the campus in his honor. Read more.

Mark and Jean MillerMark and Jean Miller: remembering helping hands

Scholarship support helped K-State alumni Mark and Jean Miller raise a family and obtain an education at the same time. Now they are paying it forward by creating their own scholarship. Read more.

dyerThe Stephen and Ruth Dyer Family Scholarship
For K-State faculty and administrators Stephen and Ruth Dyer, establishing a scholarship is a continuing investment in people and a family affair. Read more.

haymakerThe spirit of giving
An education from K-State provided a solid foundation for Jim and Kathy Haymaker in their journey to create the same opportunities for others. Read more.

holmes

The Homer Holmes Hero Scholarship
Forty years after he was saved from drowning by Homer Holmes on a float trip, John Eplee returned the favor by establishing a scholarship at K-State in his hero's honor. Read more.

Rogers

Gary Rogers: a one-in-a-million guy
Two sisters reflect on their brother's legacy, his life, and a family forever faithful to the purple and the white. Read more.

topliffEducation: the greatest gift
Through an endowed scholarship, Elwyn Topliff's legacy will live on at K-State, where he learned the mechanics of good farming and the value of an education. Read more.

Vivian NolteDonor establishes R.C. and Eva Finley Center on Aging Scholarship. 
Inspired by the great work of K-State students in gerontology, Vivian Nolte established a scholarship in honor of her parents, who helped her understand the importance of compassion and philanthropy. Read more.
HartmanK-State: a place to change and re-engage
K-State transformed Bill Hartman from a kid into an adult and set him on a path of success. He and his wife established a scholarship at K-State to do the same for others. Read more.
Bill RichterWilliam Richter caps a lifetime of service to K-State with planned gift
William Richter came to K-State in 1966 and ended up staying for 42 years. His campus contributions are many, and with a planned gift, they'll continue for years to come. Read more.

Mark BrownBrothers establish scholarship at K-State in honor of family
Mike and Mark Brown are helping students from Chase County, Kan., pursue their dreams by creating a scholarship at K-State. Read more.

Gary SandlinGeology scholarship strikes oil at K-State
Gary and Kathie Sandlin hope to enhance students' interest in pursuing a career in geology by establishing a scholarship at K-State. Read more.

K-State Livestock Marketing and Learning CenterK-State Livestock Marketing and Learning Center
A new state-of-the-art facility will give K-State's animal science program a big boost — and that's no bull. Read more.

 

 

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