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K-State Today

March 31, 2015



Student Alumni Board earns top awards at national convention

By Dawn Furnas

Student Alumni Board, a program of the K-State Alumni Association, received three awards at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Affiliated Student Advancement Programs District VI Conference in Ames, Iowa, Feb. 27-28. The awards:

  • Outstanding Internal Program: Student Alumni Board Membership Review.
  • Outstanding Student Leader: Canaan Coker, Student Alumni Board vice president of campus programming, Shawnee.
  • Outstanding Adviser: Amanda Lee, Student Alumni Board adviser and assistant director of student programs for the K-State Alumni Association.

"We were excited to see that Student Alumni Board continues to be such a strong group on both a regional and national level," Lee said. "SAB members are well-rounded, creative and engaged students who are passionate about K-State."

Student Alumni Board is a group of approximately 40 students who promote and serve the university and the K-State Alumni Association. The board works to enhance the K-State experience by creating a link between the association and past, present and future students.

Members are responsible for planning and hosting programs to recruit students to K-State, including the For Sophomores Only program for high school sophomores and the Just For Juniors program for high school juniors and their parents. Members also coordinate and assist with Wildcats Forever Student Alumni Association, Grad Bash, the Distinguished Young Alumni Award, the Junior Wildcats Club and other K-State Alumni Association programs and events.

"These students are amazing leaders and great ambassadors who help the association reach prospective students," said Amy Button Renz, president and CEO of the K-State Alumni Association. "They also help us stay in touch with current K-State students, allowing us to better serve them while they're on campus. And because of this group, we're also able to help students successfully transition into becoming K-State alumni to stay connected with the university for life."

For more information on Student Alumni Board, visit www.k-state.com/sab.

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