K-State Family of the Year

Is your family the next K-State Family of the Year? All deserving families are encouraged to apply or submit an application on behalf of a family that has helped improve K-State in some way for students, faculty, staff, alumni, the Manhattan community, or more.

The Family of the Year is recognized at the Annual Family Weekend. Among other honors, the family is recognized on the field of Bill Snyder Family Stadium during the K-State football game.

2024 Applications Now Open!

We're looking for the next Family of Year! Please submit your applications by Friday, May 24, 2024 at 11:59pm. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by the end of June.

Apply to be the 2024 Family of the Year

2023 Family of the Year: The Kent and Susan Winter Family

The Kent and Susan Winter family are representative of so many K-State families and students over the last 160 years: hard working individuals who have bettered themselves, and in turn their broader community, through their education and experiences at K-State. This ideal embodies the K-State Mission Statement, in particular the concept of developing a highly skilled and educated citizenry necessary to advancing the well-being of Kansas, the nation and the international community.

The Winter Family

Congratulations to the 2023 Family of the Year!



Previous Winners

2023 Winter Family
2022 Lair Family
2021 Buyle Family
2020 Whitehair Family
2019 Works Family
2018 Freisberg Family
2017 Robinson Family
2016 Spare Family
2015 Beezley Family
2014 Conrow Family
2013 Bebermeyer Family
2012 Iolene and the late Robert Hildebrand and family
2011 Marion and Peggy Coen and family
2010 Andrew J. Schuler and family
2009 Bob and Janis Moore
2008 Lawrence and Betty Strouts
2007 Meryl and Nancy Wilson
2006 Hal and Phyllis Broadie
2005 Lauren and Virginia Roe, Barbara Luhrs

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