Parker Reagan Vulgamore
One of my earliest and fondest K-State memories was watching Michael Beasley and the Wildcats in Bramlage Coliseum and getting chosen to participate in the Little ‘Cats dunk contest at half time! Standing on the Powercat at half court inside a packed house was an unforgettable feeling that still gives me chills!
Why did you choose K-State?
As a third generation K-Stater, I grew up loving and cheering on the ‘Cats! K-State provides an incredible opportunity for students as one of the most valuable and economically viable educations available. Additionally, K-State consistently ranks as one of the best colleges nationwide in terms of undergraduate satisfaction and experience. This is clearly evident by the welcoming, friendly and optimistic culture of the student body. Finally, scholarships and the vast network of engaged and supportive alumni are a major draw to the university.
How are you involved at K-State?
On campus, I have had the opportunity to work as a Pre-Law Ambassador and a College of Agriculture Student Council member. I have also held various roles in the Student Governing Association, or SGA, and worked with students in many other diverse organizations and clubs. In SGA, I currently represent Kansas State University as the student body president.
Off campus, I am a member of the K-State Flying Club and Delta Upsilon Fraternity. In Delta Upsilon, I served as the chapter president, vice president of external relations and as the undergraduate representative on the international board of directors.
What has been your favorite K-State experience?
Serving as the student body president of Kansas State University has been an amazing experience. The positive energy our new leadership — President Linton, Coach Klieman, and most recently Coach Tang — bring to the university is fueling optimism in the student body and across the K-State family. In other words, it’s a great time to be a K-State Wildcat!
My purple pride and love for the university encouraged me to seek out opportunities to get involved and give back. In student government, I’ve discovered a profound purpose in advocating for my fellow students. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to represent Kansas State University students in this unique and exciting time.
How does K-State care for Kansans in your hometown community?
Growing up on my family's farm, I witnessed firsthand how the market research, profitability analysis and outreach I've had the opportunity to work on at K-State is invaluable to the Kansas producers who feed, fuel and clothe the world. In additional to that, land-grants like K-State have researched and developed the modern genetics and agronomic practices that allow producers to meet the increasing demands of a growing population.
Why do you want to bring K-State to your community?
The land-grant mission of Kansas State University inspires lifelong learning and community development. An important piece of this mission is to help develop and educate the next generation of Kansans. By supporting programs like 4-H, K-State is dedicated to ensuring that the leaders of tomorrow have the experience, confidence and skill set to make a difference in the world. My time at K-State has been the best and most formative experience of my life, and that is why I'm excited to bring these same life-changing opportunities back to my home community.