June 2012 newsletter


StrengthsQuest initiative

With a lead gift of $150,000 from an alumnus, the university’s School of Leadership Studies will be introducing the StrengthsQuest initiative across campus, a trademarked program that empowers and enables students to identify and leverage their strengths to become successful students, professionals and community members.

Find out more about StrengthsQuest


Designated Access for parents

Designated Access is designed to let students grant parents or selected individuals access to their student records. This gives parents or others the ability to pay bills, view tax information and view the student's financial aid.

Learn how to start Designated Access today


K-State First

K-State First provides first-year students with the tools to succeed in class and connect to the K-State community through a mentoring program, compelling seminars and learning communities, and a common reading program. Read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks with your student. Members of her family will join the campus community for "A Conversation with the Lacks Family" Sept. 20 during Community Cultural Harmony Week.

Find out more about K-State First

Find out more about the K-State Book Network


Instructors honored with Edgerley fellowships

Two award-winning instructors in Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration are the first recipients of the college’s new Edgerley Outstanding Instructor Fellowship.

Learn about the recipients


A stitch in time: Alumni survey confirms K-State is a quality education

The survey polled 1,718 one-year alumni and 1,807 four-year alumni. Of those who responded, 99 percent of the four-year alumni and 98 percent of the one-year alumni stated they would recommend the university to prospective students.

Read more about the survey


Private donations allow Johnson Cancer Research Center to support K-State faculty and students

K-State's cancer research gets a boost from the university's Johnson Cancer Research Center through the help of private donors who support its mission. With the funds that are raised through private donations, the cancer center can provide support for K-State faculty and student researchers.

Learn more about the cancer research center’s donations

Visit the Johnson Cancer Research Center


Faculty, staff recognized for service and commitment to students

Two Kansas State University employees have earned Putting Students First Awards for outstanding work with students.

See the recipients


Family Day

Come to K-State Family Day and participate in the many events that will accompany this K-State tradition. This years Family Day is on September 15, and will include a silent auction, a fun run/walk, campus tours and much more. Family Day is a great opportunity to visit your student and learn more about K-State.

Start making your plans for Family Day


Get involved with the PFA

The Parents and Family Association helps you connect to K-State. Our website keeps you up to date on events like Family Day and the All-University Open House, which give you the opportunity to come to campus and spend the day with your student.

Through the Parents and Family Advisory Board, you can participate in student recruitment events in Kansas and out of state. You can also help us raise funds to support scholarships and make enhancements to student life at K-State.

Learn about the PFA

Stay in touch on Facebook

Follow PFA on Twitter


Have more questions?

Call the parent hotline at 785-532-2222, or e-mail pfa@kstate.edu.