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K-State Today

April 14, 2014



Making their mark: Accomplished alumni participate in Alumni Fellows Week

By Andrea Bryant-Gladin

Alumni Fellows

Twelve accomplished Kansas State University alumni have been selected as the 2014 Alumni Fellows and will address students and faculty in classes and receptions this month. Alumni fellows return to discuss current business and industry trends and to meet informally with students and faculty. The program is sponsored by the K-State Alumni Association, the president's office and the Deans Council.

The fellows were chosen based on their high levels of professional accomplishment and distinguished service in their respective careers, said Andrea Bryant Gladin, director of alumni programs for the K-State Alumni Association and organizer of the Alumni Fellows program.

Eleven fellows will address students and faculty in classes and receptions April 16-18 during the 2014 Alumni Fellows Week. Chad Clark, fellow for the College of Education, will be on campus April 25.

More information and bios for the fellows are online.

The 2014 Alumni Fellows are:

  • Tom R. Carr, professor emeritus, animal sciences department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Ill., for the College of Agriculture. Carr earned degrees from K-State in 1969 and 1970.
  • Ray E. Willis, director, community planning and development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Chicago, Ill., for the College of Architecture, Planning & Design. Willis earned degrees from K-State in 1968 and 1971.
  • Gary Sandlin, owner and president, Sandlin Oil Corp., Denver, Colo., for the College of Arts and Sciences. Sandlin earned degrees from K-State in 1955 and 1957.
  • Patricia A. Seitz, senior U.S. district judge, Southern District of Florida, Miami, Fla., for the College of Arts and Sciences. Seitz graduated from K-State in 1968.
  • Candace Hart Duncan, managing partner (retired), KPMG LLP, Washington, D.C., for the College of Business Administration. Duncan graduated from K-State in 1975.
  • Cristina L. Mansfield, 2014 Juris Doctor candidate, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vt., for the Division of Continuing Education. Mansfield earned a degree from K-State in 2004.
  • Chad Clark, engagement leader, Cerner Corp., Kansas City, Mo., for the College of Education. Clark earned a degree from K-State in 2008.
  • Mark Schonhoff, vice president, revenue cycle intellectual property, Cerner Corp., Kansas City, Mo., for the College of Engineering. Schonhoff graduated from K-State in 1988.
  • Ed Kaleikau, senior adviser, USDA Office of the Chief Scientist, Washington, D.C., for the Graduate School. Kaleikau earned a degree from K-State in 1988.
  • Kenneth R. Fox, professor emeritus of exercise and health sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, U.K., for the College of Human Ecology. Fox earned a degree from K-State in 1981.
  • Weston Thompson, airport manager, mechanic and instructor, Scott City Aviation, Scott City, Kan., for the College of Technology and Aviation. Thompson earned degrees from K-State in 2004 and 2006.
  • James R. Coffman, retired veterinarian and educator, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan., for the College of Veterinary Medicine. Coffman earned degrees from K-State in 1960, 1962 and 1969.