College of Business Administration hosts John R. Graham Memorial Golf Classic April 26
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
MANHATTAN — The College of Business Administration at Kansas State University will celebrate the legacy of John Graham, a dedicated alumnus, longtime colleague and friend of the college, with the inaugural John R. Graham Memorial Golf Classic on Saturday, April 26, at the Manhattan Country Club, 1531 N. 10th St., Manhattan.
The four-person scramble tournament is scheduled for a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The tournament fee, which will raise funds for the newly established Graham Business Scholarship Fund for business majors, is $150 per person.
"John was such a big part of what makes the College of Business Administration at K-State special, so it feels right to keep his memory alive with this tournament to benefit students at the college he loved," said Anand Desai, associate dean. "He was a great colleague, friend and member of the community."
Tournament sponsorship opportunities are available before April 10, including prize/swag sponsorship. $1,000; hole sponsorship, $500; and green sponsorship, $250.
Graham, a native of Great Bend, joined the College of Business Administration in 1970, after receiving his undergraduate degree in accounting from the college in 1967. Graham's academic career eventually led to his position as CEO and executive vice president of the Kansas Farm Bureau in 1979, where he remained until his retirement in 1999. During his time with Farm Bureau he continued as an adjunct full professor for the college, and he served part time as executive-in-residence and professor of finance at Kansas State University from 2000 until his death in late 2013.
"His love of teaching and innovative thinking as a business professional was contagious," Desai said. "Helping students by playing a game that he loved is a great way to honor that legacy."
For more information about the tournament and to register, visit http://cba.k-state.edu/faculty-and-staff/johngraham/golfclassic. Questions about sponsorship opportunities can be directed to Desai at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-532-6820. Reservations are limited to 144 golfers and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.