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Why I give 2013 stories

SmithPassion for education a never-ending gift
Doris Smith helped educate children much of her life and now, after her passing, she has helped ensure students can further their education.  Read more.

KrenGifts ensure couple's legacy at K-State
Margo Kren, a retired K-State art professor, was very deliberate in how she decided to leave a legacy for herself and her husband, George Kren, a former history professor at K-State.Read more.

BowersHonoring parents by helping students attend college
George Bowers, originally from Eskridge, Kan., spent 35 years of his life working in education. Now he wants to help students attend Kansas State University. Read more.

AlkhatibTwo brothers honored and memorialized with new computer lab
Brothers Weesam and Shwan Alkhatib loved K-State. So to honor their memory, their family has renovated the computer labs in the Department of Chemical Engineering for all students to enjoy. Read more.

ScottFamily legacy of giving back benefits K-State
Two young alumni, Emily and Brett Scott, honor their grandparents by establishing the Tredway-Shrum Family Scholarship. Read more. more.

TalleyVietnam P.O.W. survivor helps education take flight at K-State Salina
Higher education helped Bill Talley pull through one of life’s most difficult challenges. Now, he and wife Louan are paying it forward. Read more.
SetterquistsAlumni couple supports Johnson Cancer Research Center through their estate gift
After her mother and husband, Charles, succumbed to cancer, the late Doris Setterquist supported Johnson Cancer Research Center in her will. Read more.
McKinneyBridging cultures and supporting education
Returned Peace Corps volunteers and native Kansans, Janet and Kent McKinney, give back to their host country while promoting cultural understanding and engagement at K-State.Read more.
TobaldParents’ sacrifice honored and paid forward
John Tobald’s parents knew the value of an education. To honor their sacrifices and hard work, he has established the Robert and Marjorie Tobald Memorial Scholarship in Agriculture.Read more.
EdwardsA lifetime of giving, an enduring legacy
By including K-State in their trust, Gary and Peggy Edwards have established a faculty chair in engineering and a legacy of lifelong giving. Read more.
FritchenContinuing the tradition of leadership and opportunity
To the right of Dave Fritchen’s computer sits a framed quote from Albert Einstein: “Try not to be a man of success but rather a man of value.” Read more.
Chapman-MellenthinVeterinary Medicine donation supports pet owners Ever since her first animal rescue in 1979, Cheryl Mellenthin has dedicated her life to helping animals in need. It all started with an apricot miniature poodle tethered to shrubbery in a Texas front yard. Read more.

MeilinkHoping for a chain reaction of giving
Louis Meilink and his wife, Janetann, have created the Louis A. Meilink, Jr. and Janetann Meilink Scholarship in Architecture for the Department of Architecture at Kansas State University. Read more.

Manges

Showing appreciation by funding higher education
Though not military veterans, K-State alumni or Manhattan natives, Brett and Candi Allison support all three with the K-State-Fort Riley Partnership Fund. Read more.

Manges

Giving the world to students
Believing that international travel and cultural exchange are important to students getting a well-rounded education, the Mangeses have established the Harry and Elaine Manges Family International Scholarship. Read more.

Musil

Leaving a heritage of success
Growing up in Blue Rapids, Kan., not too far from Manhattan, Virgil and Marjorie Musil had a soft spot in their hearts for Kansas State University. Read more.

Pelfrey

On a mission to alleviate student debt
Les Pelfrey, owner of the Stanley Veterinary Clinic in Overland Park, Kan., has a mission—to help alleviate the debt load of Kansas State University veterinary students. Read more.

Aaron OttoRewarding students who get involved
“If all there was to a university was truly classroom learning, you could make a strong argument for doing it remotely and not leaving your room or your house. But I believe there’s so much more to the experience outside the classroom.” Read more.

Miller BurkeProfessor, dean and mentor invests time and money in graduate students
Leading by example, Carol Shanklin, dean of K-State's Graduate School, has created a research enhancement fund for female doctoral students in STEM fields—science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read more.

Miller BurkeGiving of time and treasure
Working on Wall Street, K-State graduate Joe Miller knows the impact debt load can have on a person's future so he and his wife, Louise, are doing their best to help alleviate that load for students. Read more.

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