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K-State Today

August 27, 2012

K-State's Student Alumni Board receives national award

Submitted by Linda Cook

The Student Alumni Board -- a student group sponsored by the K-State Alumni Association -- recently earned a national award recognizing its new member training program.

The award was announced at the 2012 Affiliated Student Advancement Programs Conference sponsored by the National Council for Advancement and Support of Education. The conference was Aug. 9-11 in Indianapolis and was attended by more than 500 student leaders and advisers from schools across the country.

The student board's new member training program won the Outstanding Internal Program category, which recognizes programs supporting the structure, budget and comradery of the organization.

"Student Alumni Board is an enthusiastic group of current students who help promote K-State at a variety of university and alumni association activities," said Megan Sherlock, associate director for student programs for the K-State Alumni Association. "SAB has continued to be successful for more than 30 years because of programs like the new member training program that engages students with the alumni association while they are students."

Students who represented the Student Alumni Board at the conference included: Jordan Pieschl, sophomore in agricultural communications and animal sciences and industry, Brookville; Andrew Strasburg, senior in international agribusiness, FredoniaMollie Stephens, junior in hotel and restaurant management, Pittsburg; and Andrew Waldman, Shawnee, senior in industrial engineering.

While at the conference, Pieschl and Waldman also had the opportunity to give a presentation on the alumni association's Wildcats Forever program. The Wildcats Forever program represents one of the largest groups on campus and is open to all K-State students. The goal of the organization is to get students involved with the alumni association early and establish a link that keeps them connected to K-State for life.