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Kansas Farm Bureau donates $5 million for K-State’s new agriculture buildings project 

Kansas Farm Bureau has pledged the largest donation in the organization’s history: $5 million over five years to support the Kansas State University College of Agriculture’s innovation centers for grain, food, animal and agronomy research.

Shamrock Trading Corporation invests in the future of business and strategic selling

Shamrock Trading Corporation invested $1 million in Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration to name the Shamrock Student Success Suite and establish an endowment to sustain the National Strategic Selling Institute

Bob Campbell’s $17 million gift to benefit thousands of Kansas State University students

“Because Bob started from scratch, he cared about others and wanted to help kids.”

Groundbreaking: 104-bed residence hall at Kansas State University’s Aerospace and Technology Campus to meet demand of rising enrollments

Kansas State University’s Aerospace and Technology Campus in Salina, Kansas, recently broke ground for a new 104-bed residence hall.

Donors gave $600,389 to increase access to mental health services for K-State students through All In for K-State

Kansas State University alumni, faculty, students, staff and friends gave $600,389 to increase access to mental health services for K-State students and reduce the stigma of asking for help.

Kansas State University alumni invest in naming the deanship of the College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Steve and Colleen Hodes, Andover, Kansas, have given a gift to name the deanship in the Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Kansas State University band program to get new space named in honor of band director

The Tracz Family Band Hall is named in honor of Dr. Frank Tracz, professor of music and director of bands. Ward and Brenda Morgan, Manhattan, Kansas, made a gift to name the new band hall at Kansas State University.

KSU Foundation announces Stephanie Froehlich as new senior vice president of development

The Kansas State University Foundation welcomes Stephanie Froehlich, as the new senior vice president of development. Froehlich comes to the foundation from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), where she served as senior associate vice chancellor for development.

Go to the Edge

Thanks to speculative real estate development by the KSU Foundation, the Edge Collaboration District at K-State is creating meaningful outcomes for K-State, Kansas and beyond.

Celebrating the naming of a department

Carl and Melinda Helwig, Columbus, Kansas, have invested in the naming of the Carl and Melinda Helwig Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering at Kansas State University.

William M. Keck Foundation awards K-State $1M grant toward research

William M. Keck Foundation awarded $1 million to a research collaboration lead by Kansas State University’s Bret Flanders, professor of physics, Paul Smith, professor of chemistry, and research partner, Christine Orme, senior staff physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, to advance research into stochastic heating.

Kansas State University and Stormont Vail Health announce strategic partnership

Stormont Vail has signed an agreement with Kansas State University to form an academic partnership in the College of Health and Human Sciences’ Physician Assistant Program. Stormont Vail will also develop the Cotton O’Neil Manhattan Medical Campus. A 55,000-square-foot medical office building to be […]

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