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2016 LOYALTY BOOK


As the leaders of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, we are honored to present you with the seventh annual National Leadership Circle Loyalty Book. We would like to thank you for your support of K-State Athletics and the Ahearn Fund. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a leadership group that serves as a connection between teams, administration and the K-State community. The committee is comprised of student-athlete representatives from each sport, who serve to represent the interests, opinions and concerns of their teammates. SAAC provides opportunities to enhance the overall K-State student-athlete experience of our fellow 450 student athletes in three key ways: Encouraging camaraderie, coordinating service projects that allow our athletes to give back to the Manhattan community, and serving as a liaison between each athletic team and the K-State Athletic Administration. You and the entire Wildcat community play a huge role in our success and the successes of our fellow student-athletes. The World-Class Student-Athlete

Experience that we receive is a direct product of your annual giving as a member of the National Leadership Circle. Your contributions have not only allowed us to compete in the top facilities, they have provided us with academic resources, access to nutrition and sport psychologists, as well as opportunities for global experiences through the Cats Across Continents initiative. Ultimately, your support allows us to create memories on and off the playing field. This special Loyalty Book recognizes each and every NLC member for their outstanding generosity and support of K-State Athletics. The pages of the book will highlight the many accomplishments of our student athletes and their unforgettable wins in the bright lights of competition. All of our successes stem from your contributions and commitment to the cause. Thank you for your unwavering support of K-State Athletics and for giving us an opportunity to earn an outstanding education from Kansas State University. You have made a tremendous impact on our lives and we truly appreciate you. Go ‘Cats!

STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE EXECUTIVE TEAM KELLY THOMSON

MIRANDA LARKIN

NOELLE DYKMANN

MATT GREEN

DJ JOHNSON

PIERSON MCATEE

Women’s Basketball SAAC President

Men’s Golf SAAC Vice President

Soccer SAAC Communications

Men’s Basketball SAAC Campus Liaison

Rowing Big 12 SAAC Rep

Men’s Basketball Big 12 SAAC Rep

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THE K-STATE PLEDGE Introduced July, 2009

VISION

A Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program

GOALS

n A world-class student-athlete experience. n Value to the university, community and state. n Integrity and transparency in matters of ethics, finance and NCAA compliance. n Championship athletic performances. n The best fan experience in the Big 12.

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NOW AT 500 MEMBERS

the National Leadership Circle of the Ahearn Fund has seen dramatic growth over the past six years as Wildcats from across the country have joined together in support of K-State student-athletes. NLC members directly impact our vision of A Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program by helping fund scholarships, sports medicine, academic support and other services that benefit Wildcat student-athletes while also funding Kansas State’s margin of excellence through strategic enhancements such as facility improvements and coaches’ salaries. With the completion of the West Stadium Center and Vanier Family Football Complex, along with many other projects, we have now invested $210 million in facility improvements consistent with our goals of A World-Class Student-Athlete Experience and The Best Fan Experience in the Big 12.

Those projects were made possible by the commitment and support of all Ahearn Fund members and in particular, our National Leadership Circle members. Passion is a word commonly used to describe the K-State family. We know that K-Staters are passionate about Wildcat Athletics, about success, and most of all, about doing things right. With almost half of Kansas State University’s alumni base living outside the state of Kansas it is vital we earn the support of K-Stater’s across the country. While we have made tremendous progress, our job is not yet complete, and we appreciate your continued support of this vision for K-State Athletics. On behalf of our student-athletes, coaches and staff that continue to strive for A World-Class Student-Athlete Experience and A Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program, thank you for all you continue to do in making this vision for K-State Athletics possible. Go ‘Cats!

John Currie Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

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2015-2016 STUDENT-ATHLETE AWARDS

NCAA INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS

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Akela Jones Indoor High Jump Dani Winters Indoor Shot Put Kim Williamson Outdoor High Jump

BIG 12 INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS

Christoff Bryan Indoor High Jump Sonia Gaskin Indoor 600 Yd. Run Brady Grunder Indoor Weight Throw Akela Jones Indoor 60M Hurdles, High Jump,

Shadae Lawrence Shardia Lawrence Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye Kim Williamson Dani Winters

Long Jump & Outdoor Ling Jump Outdoor Discus Outdoor Triple Jump Indoor Long Jump Outdoor High Jump Outdoor Shot Put

BIG 12 SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Kersten Kober Volleyball Kindred Wesemann Women’s Basketball Dani Winters Track & Field

DR. PRENTICE GAUTT BIG 12 CONFERENCE POST GRADUATE AWARD Ian Patterson Football Erika Schiller Track & Field

CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT VII

Katie Brand Volleyball Jack Cantele Football Glenn Gronkowski Football Kersten Kober Volleyball Brian Rohleder Men’s Basketball Dani Winters Track & Field

CALL: 888.232.9074

ALL-AMERICANS

Katie Brand – Volleyball Christoff Bryan – Indoor & Outdoor High Jump Morgan Burns – Football Tia Gamble – Outdoor 4x400 Sonia Gaskin – Outdoor 4x400 Brady Grunder – Outdoor Hammer Throw Akela Jones – Indoor High Jump, Pentathlon &

Outdoor Heptathlon

Thilina Karunaratne – Outdoor High Jump Janee Kassanavoid – Outdoor Hammer Throw Shadae Lawrence – Outdoor Discus Ranae McKenzie – Outdoor 400M Hurdles &

4x400

Tyler Merkley – Outdoor Hammer Throw A’Keyla Mitchell – Indoor 200M Brett Neelly – Outdoor Shot Put Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye – Indoor Long Jump Keiteyana Parks – Outdoor 4x400 Dalton Risner – Football Josh Rolette – Baseball Sara Savatovic – Outdoor Hammer Throw Terrell Smith – Outdoor 200M Kim Williamson – Indoor & Outdoor High Jump Dani Winters – Indoor & Outdoor Shot Put

DR. GERALD LAGE ACADEMIC 12’s Highest ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Big Academic Honor

Courtney Faucett Cameron Morgan Scotland Preston Rachel Proteau Matt Seiwert Kelly Thomson Dani Winters

Rowing Football Women’s Golf Track & Field Football Women’s Basketball Track & Field


BASEBALL

Clayton Dalrymple Josh Rolette Jake Scudder

All-Big 12 First Team All-Big 12 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Freshman Team Big 12 Newcomer of the Year All-Big 12 Second Team

MEN’S BASKETBALL Wesley Iwundu

All-Big 12 Third Team All-Defensive Team Barry Brown All-Newcomer Team Dean Wade All-Newcomer Team

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Breanna Lewis

All-Big 12 First Team Big 12 All-Defensive Team Kindred Wesemann All-Big 12 Second Team

CROSS COUNTRY Morgan Wedekind

Midwest All-Region team

EQUESTRIAN

Coach Casie Maxwell Big 12 Coach of the Year

FOOTBALL

Travis Britz Morgan Burns

Second Team All-Big 12 Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year, First Team All-Big 12 Jack Cantele First Team All-Big 12 Winston Dimel First Team All-Big 12 Will Geary First Team All-Big 12 Glenn Gronkowski Second Team All-Big 12 Elijah Lee Second Team All-Big 12 Matthew McCrane Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Coach Sean Snyder Special Teams Coach of the Year Boston Stiverson Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Nick Walsh Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Cody Whitehair First Team All-Big 12

MEN’S GOLF Jack Rickabaugh Kyle Weldon

All-American Scholar All-American Scholar

WOMEN’S GOLF

Katherine Gravel-Coursol All-American Scholar Scotland Preston All-American Scholar

ROWING

Madi Haney

TENNIS

Millie Stretton

All-Big 12 Rowing Team

All-Big 12 Freshman Team

TRACK & FIELD Akela Jones

USTFCCCA National Field Athlete of the Year, Big 12 Indoor Outstanding Performer of the Year, USTFCCCA Midwest Field Athlete of the Year Shadae Lawrence Big 12 Outdoor Outstanding Freshman of the Year

VOLLEYBALL Katie Brand Macy Flowers

Katie Reininger Brooke Sassin Alyssa Schultejans

All-Midwest Region First Team First Team All-Big 12 All-Freshman Team Second Team All-Big 12 Second Team All-Big 12 All-Freshman Team

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12 Baseball 7 Men’s Basketball 1 Women’s Basketball 7 Cross Country 10 Equestrian 13 Football 25

Men’s Golf 1 Women’s Golf 3 Rowing 19 Tennis 4 Track and Field 21 Volleyball 7

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IMPROVEMENTS TO AHEARN FIELD HOUSE Completed: Summer 2012

INTERCOLLEGIATE ROWING CENTER Dedication: October 25, 2013 Cost: $2.7 Million

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EMAIL: ahearnfund@kstatesports.com

ICE FAMILY BASKETBALL CENTER

Completed: October 2012 • Named: September 2015 Cost: $18 Million

MIKE GOSS TENNIS STADIUM

Dedication: September 7, 2013 Funding by KSA: $1.37 Million


WEST STADIUM CENTER Completed: August 2013 Cost: $81 Million

VANIER FAMILY FOOTBALL COMPLEX Phase III Completed: 2015 Cost: $70 Million

Phase IIIB Completed: 2016 Cost: $15 Million

SOCCER COMPETITION FIELD & FOOTBALL PRACTICE FIELD Opening Game: September 16, 2016

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NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CIRCLE Since its formation in fall of 2009, the National Leadership Circle (NLC) of the Ahearn Fund has seen considerable growth. Not only has membership increased, but the percentage of annual fund dollars contributed by NLC members has grown substantially each year. The NLC was established with just over 180 members and since then has seen the following growth: June June June June June June June

2010 • 240 members $4.38M of the total $14M donated to the Ahearn Fund (31%) 2011 • 296 members $5.2M of $13.2M donated to the Ahearn Fund (39%) 2012 • 312 members $5.9M of $13.73M donated to the Ahearn Fund (43%) 2013 • 399 members $8.8M of $16.29M donated to the Ahearn Fund (54%) 2014 • 427 members $9.2M of $17M donated to the Ahearn Fund (54%) 2015 • 485 members $9.5M of $17.6M donated to the Ahearn Fund (54%) 2016 • 501 members $10.42M of $18.1M donated to the Ahearn Fund (58%)

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National Leadership Circle members represent 21 states across the U.S.A.

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RAND & PATTI BERNEY Round Rock, TX

Rand (’77) & Patti have long been K-State supporters, but their family’s passion for K-State athletics was cemented with the dramatic football victory over North Texas State in 1989 on the last play of the game. “We rushed the field along with our young children and have been hooked ever since. We are proud of all the progress that has been made in our athletic programs and facilities and we are glad to be a part of it.”

DIAMOND | 11


PAUL & SANDRA EDGERLEY Brookline, MA

12 | DIAMOND


FAIRLEIGH FEED YARD JOHN & JENNIFER FAIRLEIGH Scott City, KS

DIAMOND | 13


MIKE & BECKY GOSS Westport, CT

14 | DIAMOND

Mike (’81) and Becky are the proud parents of two daughters, Emma and Lucy. Mike and Becky believe that there is no question the “K-State program, our university and our brand are on the rise.”


CARL & MARY ICE Westlake, TX

Native Kansans who currently reside in Westlake, Texas, Carl is the President and CEO of BNSF Railway and a 1979 graduate of the College of Engineering. Mary is a 1980 graduate of the College of Human Ecology and earned a Masters from the College of Education. Their daughter, Karen, is an attorney residing in Manhattan and their son, Marshall (’03) and their daughter-in-law, Megan (’04) are also both K-State graduates. Carl and Mary don’t have a specific memory that stands above others but said, “We have been fortunate to be at many Kansas State games and athletics events. The accumulation of those fun and exciting times are very special to us. From winning championships, to happy times with our family and our K-State family, we have many great memories that we often share. Go ‘Cats!”

DIAMOND | 15


INTRUST FINANCIAL CORPORATION Wichita, KS

INTRUST Bank has a long history of supporting Kansas State University and K-State Athletics. As the largest independent bank headquartered in Kansas, the company realizes its success is only as great as the success of the communities it serves. With this in mind, the leadership team – and all the employees of the bank – take great pride in their role as a community partner, seeking out and recognizing other organizations that share the same positive character qualities.

16 | DIAMOND


BILL & CINDY KELLER Pratt, KS

Bill (’72) and Cindy Keller and their three children, Sarah Keller, John Keller, and Mandy Funk, are longtime supporters of K-State Athletics and the Ahearn Fund. They also have five grandchildren, meaning that their family will carry their K-State tradition to four generations and beyond. The Kellers understand how important a successful athletic program is to the overall value and mission of K-State. Bill has attended K-State Athletic events since the 1950’s, and he is amazed to see how the athletic program has grown and prospered and how important it has been to the growth and success of the entire university. The Kellers are honored to be able to support K-State and all the great things that K-State does for its students, alumni, and friends and the valuable contributions that K-State provides within our state, nationally, and internationally.

DIAMOND | 17


DAVID & SHERRI MARMIE Great Bend, KS

K-State spirit runs deep for David and Sherri Marmie. Their two daughters, Jeree Marquess and Desa Marmie Behr are both K-State graduates. They are proud grandparents to three grandchildren – Kya Behr, Zac Marquess and Jordan Marquess.

18 | DIAMOND

Traveling with the football and men’s basketball teams hold many fond memories for David and Sherri. “We feel to keep the #1 Fan Experience in the Big 12 and be a part of the K-State family it is important to give back to the Ahearn Fund. It takes vision, hard work and money for a strong program.”


OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT Manhattan, KS

As one of the premier land-grant universities in the country, Kansas State has been fortunate to have great leaders serve as its president. Retired U.S. Air Force General, Richard B. Myers was selected as interim president in April 2016 by the Kansas Board of Regents. In addition to President of the University, General Myers serves as Chairman of KSU Foundation Board of Trustees as well as a foundation professor of Military History and Leadership. President Myers earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University in 1965 and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Auburn University. He is a retired Four-Star General in the U.S. Air Forces and served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 20012005. President and Mrs. Mary Jo Myers, their children and grandchildren enjoy cheering for the Wildcats. Mary Jo graduated in 1964 with a degree in English.

DIAMOND | 19


STEEL & PIPE SUPPLY Manhattan, KS

Steel & Pipe Supply Company Inc., a Midwest steel distribution and manufacturing company, has experienced tremendous growth staying focused on building lasting relationships with its customers by exceeding their expectation for service. The company has seen the same philosophy when it comes to its relationships with K-State Athletics. Having been founded in Manhattan more than 79 years ago, the company “Believes that our support of K-State Athletics is an effective way of supporting both Kansas State University and the city of Manhattan at the same time.�

20 | DIAMOND


STEVE & KAY THEEDE Houston, TX

Steve and Kay Theede are long-time supporters of Kansas State University. Steve is a 1974 graduate of the College of Engineering. They both have great respect and confidence in the university’s leadership and are so proud of the successful trajectory they see in all areas.

DIAMOND | 21


BOB & BETTY TOINTON Greeley, CO

22 | DIAMOND

Bob (’55) and Betty (’55) are both graduates of Kansas State. The Tointon’s have two sons Bill and Bryan and two grandsons, Joe and Steven. Bob and Betty met at K-State and have spent decades serving their alma mater. Their greatest memory throughout the history of K-State Athletics took place on January 30, 2008 when they had their grandsons in attendance as K-State defeated KU. Bob and Betty explain that “Watching Joe and Steven’s excitement over the K-State victory made it a very special event.”


JACK & DONNA VANIER Brookville, KS

DIAMOND | 23


THE WATCHOUS FAMILY Newton, KS

24 | DIAMOND


AD ASTRA

Maize, KS

GOLD

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RICHARD B. BAKER, MD AND SHIRLEY O. BAKER Manhattan, KS

Considered the pioneer of K-State Athletics sports medicine, Dr. Richard Baker provided coverage for Wildcat student-athletes for four decades, from 1979-2002, as a team physician. He and his wife Shirley have been Ahearn Fund members for over 35 years. Covering all athletics teams himself from 1979-1982, Baker donated more than 20,000 hours to Wildcat student-athletes during his tenure.

28 | GOLD


LEE BORCK & JACKIE HARTMAN BORCK Manhattan, KS

Lee (’70) and Jackie (’80, ’83) are long time K-State fans. Lee and Jackie remain involved with K-State as Lee is on the KSU Foundation Innovation and Inspiration Steering Committee as well as the advisory council for the Center for Risk Management Education and Research. Jackie serves as the Chief of Staff to the President and Director of Community Relations. Lee and Jackie are Trustees of the KSU Foundation.

GOLD | 29


MARK & DEANNE BURRIS Manhattan, KS

Mark and Deanne both graduated from K-State in 1983. They have three children, Brigham (’12), Briann, who currently attends K-State and Bryce, who attends MATC. Mark and Deanne Burris give to K-State Athletics in hopes of building a legacy and foundation their three children will want to continue in the years to come. Deanne, a Manhattan native, and Mark have fond memories of their alma mater. For their entire family, there is not one thing they do not love about K-State. Wildcat Athletics has been the vehicle for them to meet many wonderful friends and they always look forward to seeing them game after game, year after year.

30 | GOLD


MR. ROBERT E. CAMPBELL Wichita, KS

GOLD | 31


SCOTT & DENISE CORSAIR FAMILIES Bazine, KS

Scott and Denise are the parents of three sons, Chris, Brett and Shane (’14). They are also the proud grandparents of four grandchildren, Henry, Gus, Morgan and Madelynne. The Corsair’s greatest memory of K-State Athletics was the 1998 K-State vs. Nebraska football game. “Our oldest son, Chris, was on the team and watching him and the mass of students on the field after K-State won, was a great memory for our family.”

32 | GOLD


GORDON & PATRICIA CROSBY Manhattan, KS

Gordon (’91) and Patricia are the proud parents of two sons, Sean-Michael Crosby, who graduated from K-State in 1994, and Marc A. Crosby. They also have two wonderful grandchildren, Ayla and Kord.

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DAVE & KRISTEN DREILING Manhattan, KS

Dave and Kristen Dreiling (’89) are both graduates of Kansas State University, and have passed the tradition on to their two children, Morgan & Tyler, who are both currently attending K-State.

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DR. PAT DREILING & MARY MERMIS DREILING Kansas City, MO

Pat and Mary (M.A.’94) have five children, Andrea and Adlee, who have K-State ties, Patrick, Jennifer and Miles. They are also grandparents to six grandchildren, Ella, Nina, Jack, Boone, Indi and Alivia.

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JOHN & SARA EVANS AND FAMILY Lebo, KS

36 | GOLD


JOANN GOLDSTEIN Manhattan, KS

Joann is very proud to be a K-Stater. She has two children, one of whom attended Kansas State. She is also the proud grandparent of five grandchildren.

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GRAIN CRAFT Chattanooga, TN

2016 Interns

Grain Craft is the largest independent flour milling company in the U.S. and has over a century of history in the industry, and for decades, Kansas State University has been a part of the Grain Craft story. We are proud supporters of K-State athletics. We have welcomed many students into our internship program and we have generations of K-State graduates on our team. Grain Craft will be K-State Proud for many generations to come.

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THE FAMILY OF TERRY & GLYNIS HUFFMAN West Hartford, CT Terry (’78), Glynis and their three children have always found Kansas State to be home.

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JONES FAMILIES Manhattan, KS

Joe & Barbara Jones Gary & Jennifer Jones Steve & Claudia Jones

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WILLIAM & EARLENE JONES Manhattan, KS

GOLD | 41


KANSAS STATE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Manhattan, KS

The College of Engineering at Kansas State University has over 3,800 undergraduate and 500 graduate students enrolled in 11 degree programs. After earning their degrees, college alumni see tremendous rates of employment and acceptance into other educational programs. The college has recently opened Engineering Hall, a 103,000-square-foot addition that is the home to departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Working with partners on and off campus, the administrative leadership, faculty and staff in the K-State College of Engineering are excited to educate and inspire tomorrow’s industry leaders.

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JIM & SALLY KERSCHEN Dodge City, KS KEN & LINDA KERSCHEN Cunningham, KS DODGE CITY INTERNATIONAL, INC.

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KENNY & TAMARA KNIGHT Lyons, KS

Kenny and Tamara are the proud parents of seven children, three of whom are Kansas State graduates. They also have thirteen grandchildren with six of them being either K-State graduates or current students.

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DUANE & KATHY KOSTER CHAD & NANCI KOSTER AND FAMILY GREG & LILI KOSTER AND FAMILY AMERICAN IMPLEMENT Garden City, KS

K-State has truly been a family affair for Duane (’65) and Kathy (’63-’65) Koster. Their two sons, Greg (’90) and Chad (’91) are both K-State graduates along with their wives Lili (’87-’89) and Nanci (’90). Duane and Kathy have two grandsons currently attending K-State. Bradley is a senior and Jared is a freshman, both majoring in Business. “We are proud to be a part of all the facility improvements to K-State Athletics.”

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K-STATE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Manhattan, KS

46 | GOLD

Established in 1874, the K-State Alumni Association is committed to providing alumni with lifelong connections to the university. Last year, more than 110,000 K-State alumni and friends participated in nearly 1,000 Alumni Association events and activities. These vital links include a longtime partnership with K-State Athletics to provide memorable fan experiences through postseason travel and the annual Catbacker Tour. “Our staff and volunteers are proud to play a role in helping K-State achieve its vision of having A Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program,” said Amy Button Renz ’76, ’86, President and CEO of the Alumni Association. “Athletics are an important window for the university, and we are pleased to help support those efforts and preserve cherished traditions for future generations of Wildcats.


KSU FOUNDATION Manhattan, KS

Your support of K-State Athletics also advances Innovation and Inspiration, the $1 billion campaign for Kansas State University students, faculty, facilities and programs. Innovation and Inspiration will fuel our progress toward K-State 2025 goals while ensuring the K-State family’s success for generations to come. Visit inspire.k-state.edu to learn more. inspire.k-state.edu #KStateInspires

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THE LECHTENBERG FAMILY Oakland, NE

Kelly, Marcie, Jana, Brooke & Paige

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WILLIAM J. LEWIS D.D.S. Syracuse, KS

William is a 1975 graduate of Kansas State University and proud father of four children; Megan, Libby, Blake and Taylor, and has four grandchildren.

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JAMIE & KIM MCATEE Manhattan, KS

Jamie (’89) and Kim (’91) McAtee are Wildcats through and through. They have instilled their love of all things purple in their children, with whom they love to attend games throughout the year. Their giving to K-State Athletics stems from their recognition of the special place athletics plays in introducing the world to K-State. “K-State is important to our community and K-State Athletics is the gateway to the University,” they said. “When the Wildcats are successful, it helps the University’s exposure, which in turn benefits and gives exposure to the Manhattan community.”

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BILL & PATTIE NICHOLSON Hoisington, KS

Bill (’61) and Pattie Nicholson are K-State through and through. Their son Michael graduated from K-State in 1992. They are also the proud grandparents of several grandchildren who are not currently attending K-State, but they will!

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ORTHOPAEDIC & SPORTS MED CENTER

Manhattan, KS

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BRYCE, JENNIFER, KENDAL & RACHEL PALMGREN Manhattan, KS

Bryce (’96) and Jennifer (’97) Palmgren are raising their daughters, Kendal, age 10 and Rachel, age 8, to be true K-State fans. Bryce, an orthopedic surgeon with Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, and Jennifer are proud that K-State studentathletes are able to practice and play in top notch facilities. They have enjoyed meeting the studentathletes through Bryce’s work with the teams and getting to know them better through activities in the community.

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PIONEER

Wamego, KS

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LEE & BRENDA REEVE Garden City, KS

Lee (’71) and Brenda Reeve along with their three children, Kelley and Justin, who are K-State graduates, and Darcy, who is currently attending K-State, are proud to be Wildcats. Lee and Brenda love all sports and love watching student-athletes work hard at each of their respective sports.

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MIKE & LINDA RINGWALD FAMILIES Great Bend, KS

Mike and Linda Ringwald have enjoyed sharing the K-State experience with their family. They have three sons, all who attended KSU. Two of them met their spouses at K-State. The next generation of K-Staters are growing fast and becoming entrenched in the K-State traditions at game days. Chad and Angie are the parents of Nathan, Evan, and Lauren. Christopher and Cari are the parents of Cole, Grey, and Eden. Justin will be married to Janae in the spring of 2017.

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BRENT, LYNNE, SETH, ANNA, BRYCE & OLIVIA ROCKERS Clive, IA

Brent (82) and Lynne (81) are loyal Kansas State fans! Shown with their sons and and daughters in law, Seth and Anna Rockers and Bryce and Olivia Rockers, the Rockers are proud of the KSU Athletic Family and wish continued success for all the teams.

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ROTTINGHAUS COMPANY, INC. Onalaska, WI 58 | GOLD


SHAMROCK TRADING CORPORATION Overland Park, KS

Bill and Dianne Ryan, and Martin and Debra Ryan are loyal K-Staters and have instilled that same passion their children. Bill and Dianne (‘72) Ryan have four children: Elizabeth, Laura (’04), Patrick and Andy (’15). They also have four grandchildren: Nick, Evelyn, Julia and Georgia. Martin (’84) and Debra (’85) Ryan are the parents of two children: Kelsey and Jack (current K-State students).

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HOWARD & PATRICIA SHERWOOD Wichita, KS

Howard (’56) and his wife Patricia have a lifelong relationship with K-State. Howard was on the KSU Foundation Executive Committee for nine years and served eight years as the Chairman of the KSUGCMRF. He is also a member of the Colbert Hills Hall of Fame as well as an honorary member of the K-State Athletics Hall of Fame. Currently he is Chairman Emeritus of Sherwood Construction Co., Inc., a company founded in 1934 by his father, F.M. Sherwood (’30). Howard has four daughters and his son David (’89), is currently the Chairman of the Board and CEO of the company.

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SOUTHARD CORP. JOE SOUTHARD & LEROY DONOVAN Great Bend, KS

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DEREK & CHRISTIN THOMPSON Topeka, KS

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US STONE INDUSTRIES, LLC BRENT & AMY BAYER KENT & STEPHANIE BARNOW Manhattan, KS

For Brent (’83) and Amy (’84) Bayer and their two children Peggy and Hank, as well as Kent (’84) and Stephanie (’83) Barnow and their four children, Grant, Paige, Scott and Bret, the K-State spirit runs deep. Their company, US Stone Industries, LLC, has been a part of the university and Manhattan landscape for generations.

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MARTY VANIER & BOB KRAUSE Manhattan, KS

Marty is a two time graduate of Kansas State University in 1979 and 1981. Bob Krause served more than 20 years as Vice-President for Institutional Advancement at K-State. Sadly, Bob passed away after a brief battle with cancer in December of 2015. Prior to his death, Bob continued to be deeply involved in K-State with efforts in leadership programs and athletics. Marty continues to be involved in efforts in agriculture, veterinary medicine, and biosecurity. Their favorite K-State Athletics memories were attending Coach Snyder’s induction into the College Football Hall of Fame and going to the Copper Bowl in Tucson and soundly beating the Wyoming Cowboys.... the bowl drought was over!

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DENNIS & SALLY VON WAADEN Edwards, CO

Dennis (’62) and Sally von Waaden hold K-State very close to their heart. The Debra Denise von Waaden Athletic Scholarship was created in the memory of their daughter, Debra, and helped them realize the importance that athletics plays in their lives and the lives of others. Dennis and Sally have two sons, Mark and Matt, along with two grandchildren.

GOLD | 65


WILDCAT CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. Wichita, KS

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CHASE & ELIZABETH WILSON Leawood, KS

K-State graduates Chase (‘80) & Elizabeth (‘79) Wilson have passed the K-State tradition on to their two daughters, Emily, a KSU graduate, and Kerri. The Wilson’s are 3rd generation K-Stater’s. Football and Basketball have allowed Elizabeth, Chase, Emily, and Kerri to re-connect with family and friends over the years for numerous games and tailgate events. We are proud of the success of K-State Athletics, but even more so with the integrity of which the Athletic Department is run!

GOLD | 67


BANK OF COMMERCE LAIR FAMILY Chanute, KS

BANK OF THE FLINT HILLS CHARLIE & JAN WHITE Wamego, KS

For the entire White family, Charlie and Jan White, Monte and Penni White, Lance and Kara White, Cherlyn and Erich Conklin, they take great pride in seeing others succeed and believe in the fundamentals of K-State shown by all of its students and graduates. The success of K-State Athletics is a vehicle to bring national attention to their alma mater as they continue to support the Wildcats. “My blood runs purple,” Charlie says, “I also enjoy winning and the high level of integrity used by our coaches, and I am proud of the education our student-athletes receive.”

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BAYER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. Manhattan, KS

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DAN & BETH BIRD Manhattan, KS

Dan (’62) and Beth (’61) have two children, Lynette and Marshall (’89), and two grandchildren Delaney and Alea, who are future Wildcats in the making. Dan and Beth’s greatest memory in K-State Athletics history is the 1957-58 Tex Winter basketball team and the turnaround era of K-State Football by Bill Snyder!


JOHN & NANCY BLACKWELL Larned, KS

STEVE & JULIE BLACKWELL Salina, KS

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JAROLD & BARBARA BOETTCHER Manhattan, KS

Jarold (’63) and Barbara (’62) are the parents to four children, three of which are graduates of K-State, Christopher, Melinda (’93), Andrew (’94) and Miranda (’98). They are also the proud grandparents of ten grandchildren, one of which is a K-State student...so far! Jarold and Barbara explain that their greatest memory was “Lining up at Ahearn Fieldhouse, as a student, for men’s basketball games, the November 1998 Nebraska football game in the snow where Willie stood on top of the West Stadium and lastly the November 2011 four overtime win over Texas A&M.”

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JERRY & DEB BRADEN Manhattan, KS

Jerry (’73) and Deb Braden have been supporting K-State and Wildcat Athletics since the early 1970’s. Jerry works as a Certified Public Accountant in Public Accounting and Deb is retired from Inland Container Corporation. They enjoy attending football, men’s and women’s basketball games, volleyball matches and look forward to attending Soccer matches. They appreciate all the effort that has been put into the new buildings and additions to buildings on Campus and at the Athletic Complex.


BRIGGS AUTO GROUP RUSS & ILENE BRIGGS Manhattan, KS

BROOKOVER LAND ENTERPRISES TY BROOKOVER Garden City, KS

Russ & Ilene are the owners of Briggs Auto Group, Inc., a business that allows them to give back and service the community they deeply cherish. Their son, Kent attended K-State, and their daughter Amber is currently at K-State majoring in Journalism & Mass Communications. The connection to K-State and the Manhattan community for the Briggs family dates back to the late 1800’s when Russ’ mother’s grandmother attended Bluemont College from 1884-1887. Today, Russ and Ilene’s children are the 5th generation of Manhattan-born, Kansas State fans. Because of their heritage and roots of their families, K-State and the city of Manhattan hold a very special place for all of them. The success of K-State Athletics and its student-athletes shows how “Our used-to-be, but not-so-small community can achieve great things on a big stage. It is a huge economic engine that brings people to Manhattan.”

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BURKE FAMILY ZANE, TRACIE & DATHA Kansas City, MO

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BERNIE & SHERRY BUTLER Manhattan, KS

Bernie and Sherry are former K-State students and longtime supporters of the Ahearn Fund and K-State Athletics. They have two children Brenda and Mark, who is a graduate of Kansas State University and four grandchildren ages three to fourteen. Go ‘Cats!

SILVER


KEITH CARTER Flower Mound, TX

CENTRAL MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. Manhattan, KS

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BRAD & BRIAN CLITES C-TECH INDUSTRIAL GROUP, INC. El Dorado, KS

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COLLEGE OF VET MED Manhattan, KS

The College of Veterinary Medicine is proud of the Ahearn Fund’s scholarship support for the higher education of our student athletes. The improved facilities are fantastic, and we see the high graduation rate of the student athletes as a tremendous achievement. Go ‘Cats!


CONCORDIA TRACTOR, INC. HARLEY & DARLA ADAMS

CROSS BELL FARMS Deerfield, KS

Concordia, KS

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TOM & MYRA DEVLIN Wichita, KS

Their sons Tommy (’99) and Tim’s (’00) graduation from K-State spurred Tom and Myra’s passion for K-State Athletics. They might also have some future wildcats in their four grandchildren. Tom and Myra’s greatest memory, which was recognized last year with his induction to the College Football Hall of Fame, is Coach Snyder’s amazing coaching career.

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TIM & PAT DEWEY Cimarron, KS

Tim and Pat are very proud of K-State and truly enjoy being a part of the K-State Family.


IN HONOR OF JERRY & MARY DOORNBOS Scott City, KS

FARRAR CORPORATION Manhattan, KS

Joe (’70) and Nancy (’71) have been enthusiastic K-State supporters and fans for many years. They’ve passed the passion on to their children, Todd and Gregg, who are also both Kansas State graduates.

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FIRST CENTRALIA BANCSHARES, INC. THE FAMILIES OF BRUCE & MATT BACHMAN Centralia, KS

Bruce (’74) and Matt (’80) are both proud K-State graduates who’ve each had children graduate with K-State degrees as well. Bruce’s kids, Tyler (BS ‘05/MBA ’06) and Whitney (BS ‘11/MBA ’13) are Wildcats along with Matt’s children, Margaret Ann (BS ’09) and Stratton (BS ’11).

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GICK & DEBBIE FLEMING FAMILY Leon, KS


FLINT HILLS BEVERAGE CASEY & CHERYL MUSSATTO TERRY & NINA DOW

FOOTE CATTLE CO. Bucyrus, KS

Osage City, KS

Casey & Cheryl met during their freshman year as members of the K-State marching band. As members of the marching band and pep band, they performed at the Football Association Cup Final at Wembley Stadium & Hyde Park in London, NCAA tournament games in Dallas & St Louis as well as dozens of Wildcat football and basketball games while working towards their undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Dietetics. Their favorite memory was flying on the team plane to the NCAA Regional Semifinals in Salt Lake City with Rolando Blackman and watching him autograph copies of the Sports Illustrated cover photo of his winning shot over then #1 seed Oregon State at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. Terry and Nina Dow relocated to the Manhattan community in 2000 and immediately became huge Wildcat Fans. Our best memory was the 2012-2013 season when the Wildcats won the Big XII title in Football, Basketball, and Baseball. (Title Town) Cheryl & I live in Osage City and Terry & Nina live in Manhattan.

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CODY & JENNIFER FOSTER Topeka, KS

Cody and Jennifer Foster know firsthand the value of supporting K-State Athletics. Although neither played for the Wildcats, Cody has hired several as employees at his firm, Advisors Excel. “It’s amazing to see the impact that our coaches have on a young persons life,” he said. “By donating to the Ahearn Fund, we believe that we are helping more young people learn valuable life lessons from some incredible role models.” The Fosters also have a desire to see K-State succeed on the field because of the impact winning has on the community at large. For them it is a family affair, one that they share passionately with their children, Dylan and Ella.

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JOHN & LULU FOSTER Miltonvale, KS

John and Lulu have three children, one of which is a K-State graduate. They have seven grandchildren; three of their grandchildren have graduated from K-State. Their favorite moment was when K-State won three Big 12 Championships in Football, Men’s Basketball, and Baseball.


MIKE & JACKIE FOSTER Miltonvale, KS

JOHN & PENNY GISSELBECK Miltonvale, KS

John and Penny (’74) have four children Joshua, Tiffany, who is a K-State graduate, Brett and Cole. They are also the proud grandparents to nine grandchildren, Devin Phelps, Brecken, Leighton, Zoe and Sophie Wertenberger, Reese, Berklee and Kane Gisselbeck and Drew Gisselbeck.

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JOHN & MARY LEE GRAHAM FAMILY Manhattan, KS

John (’67) and Mary Lee (’68) and their two children Jeff (’94) and Nick (’98) are all graduates of K-State. Their two grandchildren Myles, age 11, and Libby, age 10, are future Wildcats. They believe that “all of these improvements increase the purple pride and set the stage for both improved opportunities for student-athletes and The Best Fan Experience in the Big 12.”

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JOHN A. & HELEN L. GRAVES Salina, KS

Helen L. Graves has Vince Gibson and Ernie Barrett to thank for making her a Wildcat fan and supporter. Her late husband, John, was introduced to K-State by the two Wildcat legends, which led to Graves’ purchase of four season tickets to the brand new KSU Football Stadium. The legends may have brought them to the university, but it is the fellowship that has kept them coming back, she said. Today, Graves, who is active in the Salina community and is supportive of the K-State Salina campus, can’t imagine her life without football and the Wildcats.


MAX ALAN & KATHY HALE Salina, KS

HANNEBAUM GRAIN CO., INC. LEON K. & JUDY Salina, KS

Leon and Judy have four children, all of whom are K-State graduates. They are the proud grandparents of nine grandchildren. After growing up on a small Kansas farm, everything Leon Hannebaum does seems to have something to do with agriculture. Today, he serves as President of Hannebaum Grain Co. His connection to K-State goes back to his earliest memories of sitting at the kitchen table with his father listening to games. It was then he caught the “Wildcat fever” and today, with Judy and their ever growing family, supporting K-State Athletics is fun for all of them. They really enjoy game days and use them as a gathering place for the family. Leon’s greatest day at a K-State sporting event was beating Nebraska in 1998. “It was a magical day!”

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H3 ENTERPRISES Manhattan, KS

LEE & BARBARA HARRIS Prairie Village, KS

Lee (’75) and Barb Harris (f/s) grew up in Manhattan; were high school sweethearts, and were married in college. While neither are teachers, they have a passion for supporting teachers through the Tomorrow’s Teacher Scholarship program. Started in 1999, 71 Tomorrow’s Teacher scholars have graduated from K-State and 16 are currently in the program.

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HI-TECH INTERIORS, INC. Manhattan, KS

DAMON & CARRIE HININGER Brentwood, TN

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DOUG & MAUREEN HINKIN Manhattan, KS

DON & GRETTA HOFFMAN Hays, KS

Don (’74) and Gretta (’74) believe that the recent addition to the football field and plans for Bramlage Coliseum are great additions. “With more significant changes upcoming it’s like a volcano, what’s next!” They see it as a new, inspired way to improve K-State, not just limited to athletics. Don and Gretta have three children, Lindsay (’04), Lee (’03), both of which are K-State graduates and Scott (’10UNLV). They are also the proud grandparents to four grandchildren, Jace Hoffman, Aiden, Morgan and Alex Hachenberg. Go ‘Cats!

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LES & CAROL HOPKINS Great Bend, KS

Even though Les and Carol Hopkins are not graduates of K-State, they have had many K-State diplomas pass through their family home. Their children, Todd, Darin and Kristin along with daughter-in-laws, Julie and Gloria are all K-State graduates, along with their daughter Jessica Dreiling, who attended K-State as well. Currently, their Grandson Brendan is in his second year at K-State and part of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Over many years their passion for K-State has grown out of love for Manhattan, the university and the people they have met along the way.

HRC APARTMENTS/TOWNHOMES MIKE & ANNE HILL BRANDON & MICHELE HOFFMAN Manhattan, KS

For Mike and Anne Hill, lifelong friends and many treasured memories were made during their college years. Today, as members of the Manhattan community and passionate alums, they watch the rich tradition of K-State, both in academics and athletics, continue to develop. For their family, it is exciting to be part of the tradition - past, present and future.

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HUTTON CONSTRUCTION CORP. Wichita, KS

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J.R. ISCH

Sabetha, KS


MAX JANTZ EXCAVATING, LLC Montezuma, KS

CHUCK & JANE JEFFRIES Bucyrus, KS

Max Jantz became a loyal K-State fan many years ago, and over time, he has created a family of K-Staters who share in his passion for the Wildcats. His daughter, Heather (’97), son, Aaron (‘03) and daughter-in-law Liz (’06) are all K-State graduates. Max is also the proud grandfather of four future Wildcats – Gwyn, Sloane, Miller and Hudson. For all of them, it is the memories of great victories that keep their support for the Wildcats going strong, and also their passion and dedication to see K-State Athletics continue to build strong programs, play for championships and always beat the Jayhawks!

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JETZ SERVICE CO. TIM & CAROLE ETZEL Topeka, KS

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JIM & LAURA JOHNSON Colorado Springs, CO

Jim (’84) and Laura really enjoy the “game-day” experience the most, from entering the stadium/ arena to post-game. The quality of competition and quality of experience is wonderful. Go ‘Cats!


PAT & RITA KEATING Manhattan, KS

STAN & DONNA KEIM FAMILY Sabetha, KS

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RICH & HANNAH KERSCHEN

DON & BETH KESINGER

Rich and Hannah Kerschen have been a part of the effort to build a strong athletics program at K-State for over forty years. To them it is a family affair. Their three children and spouses are all K-State graduates and when you add the eight grandchildren, you have three generations who love and support all of the Wildcat programs and all the efforts of the student-athletes.

For Beth Kesinger, her passion for K-State began when she married her late husband, Don (’60). When they moved to Manhattan in 2002 from Texas, they truly became fans of all things K-State. Now retired, Beth has four children, including her daughter, Julie, who graduated from K-State in 1990. Beth has seven grandchildren and enjoys sharing her passion for the Wildcats with her entire family while supporting the coaches and studentathletes on and off the playing field.

Wichita, KS

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Manhattan, KS


KS STATE BANK Manhattan, KS

JERRY & LINDA KUCKELMAN Manhattan, KS

Jerry and Linda are proud to have their three daughters, Jill, Amber and Kelsey, as part of the K-State Family. Jill graduated from K-State in 2011, with her sister Amber following her in 2013 with her bachelors and in 2015 with her Masters. Kelsey is currently a junior at Kansas State. The Kuckelman’s have spent many wonderful years attending K-State Athletics events with their children, and making memories that will last a lifetime. It gives them great pride to see the many changes throughout the years and the continuing success of such an amazing school and athletic program.

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STEVE & CATHY LACY Des Moines, IA

Cathy (‘79) & Steve (‘76,’77) feel that watching the execution of the Athletic Department’s Master Plan has been particularly rewarding. “We are very excited about the “North End” project, which will be used and enjoyed by all athletes daily.” Steve & Cathy have two children, Paul & Mary.

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ROD & CHARLENE LAKE Dallas, TX

Rod and Charlene (’83) are proud supporters of the Ahearn Fund and K-State Athletics. They have two children, Jordan and Hannah. Rod and Charlene are “Proud of the entire K-State Administration for putting the focus on students.”


LAUS CREEK FARMS Hiawatha, KS

MANHATTAN PRIMARY CARE Manhattan, KS

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JERRY & LINDA MARMIE

JOHN & NANCY MCCARTHY

Jerry (’71) and Linda (’71) have a family full of K-State graduates. Their two daughters Tatum Dunekack, DDS and Tara Dominquez, DPT are both graduates of Kansas State. Jerry and Linda are also the proud grandparents of four grandchildren, Camryn Dunekack, Cal Dunekack, Cruz Dominquez and Nash Dominguez, all future Wildcats!

John and Nancy McCarthy both graduated from Kansas State University in 1974, and explained that “John would not have attended college at all if not for his athletic scholarship. Helping others achieve their dream is our way of giving back.” John and Nancy have three children, Wes, Ryan and Lauren. They are also the proud grandparents to five grandchildren, Westyn, Lexi, Cayden, Mayson and Farrah.

Great Bend, KS

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Shawnee Mission, KS


MICHAEL & SUE MCKEE Wamego, KS

MCSHARES INC. MONTE & PENNI WHITE Salina, KS

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EARL & MOLLY MCVICKER Hutchinson, KS

Earl and Molly both graduated from Kansas State University in 1971 and have three children, Scott, Kelly and Brett. Scott is a two-time graduate of K-State with degrees in 1998 and 1999. They also have one grandchild, Ellyn. Earl and Molly have two memories that stand out the most. The 35-7 win over OU in Arrowhead Stadium for the Big 12 Championship as well as the opening of the West Stadium Center in 2013.

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MIDWEST CONCRETE MATERIALS Wamego, KS


MARK & JULIE MILLER FAMILY Salina, KS

DORIS & MONTE MILLER Manhattan, KS

Monte is a 1962 graduate of Kansas State University and together with Doris, they’ve passed the K-State passion on to their children and grandchildren. They have two kids that are both K-State graduates, Christopher (’86) and Quinn (’87). They also have three grandchildren which are all attending K-State, Cole, Alexandra and Emma. Doris and Monte said the rise of the K-State football program under the leadership of Bill Snyder is what they most proud of.

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JOHN & LINDA MORGAN Lakeway, TX

John (’74, ‘76) and Linda (’75) are continuous supporters of the Ahearn Fund and K-State Athletics. They have two children William and Amelia (’12).

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WARD & BRENDA MORGAN Manhattan, KS

Ward & Brenda are the proud parents of Brittany (Morgan) Lockwood a 2016 KSU graduate in Animal Science and Matthew Morgan, a senior at Manhattan High. Brenda is a Manhattan native, they started dating in 1989 after meeting at Brothers Tavern in Aggieville which Ward owned at the time. They enjoy providing opportunities for their employees to attend K-State sporting events, especially since over 65% are KSU graduates. Owners of CivicPlus, Hibachi Hut, 324 Speakeasy and co-owners of Della Vocce and Tallgrass Taphouse. They enjoy attending both home and away K-State sporting events where they can see new and old friends. Go cats!


SUSAN & MICHAEL MUELLER, MD Wichita, KS

MULL FAMILY FARMS Salina, KS

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ANDREW, MEGAN, HADLEY, OWEN & EMMETT MURPHY Telluride, CO

Andrew (’93) and Megan along with their three children, Hadley, Owen and Emmett believe that the best part of any K-State event is getting to share it with family and friends; win, lose or draw. They also believe that with every improvement that K-State makes to its facilities and fan experience, their Wildcat pride only gets stronger.

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KEITH & DEA OLSON Topeka, KS

Keith (’65) and Dea, a former K-State student, are keeping K-State in the family. Their daughter, Cami (‘89) and son, Tyler (‘96) and daughter-in-law, Tammy, are all graduates of Kansas State. Someday they hope their four grandchildren will attend K-State and enjoy all of the improvements being made to the numerous athletic facilities. Keith and Dea love K-State athletics and the great lifetime friendships it has provided over the years.


PALMER, LEATHERMAN, WHITE, GIRARD & VAN DYK Topeka, KS

PEOPLES BANK & TRUST McPherson, KS

Dennis Houghton (’72) and Tom Pruitt (’79) are proud to support the Wildcats. Dennis’ son James Houghton is a current senior at K-State majoring in bio-chemistry and pre-med. Started in 1898, Peoples Bank & Trust has become one of the strongest banks in Kansas. They take pride in the university as a whole and an appreciation that starts with President Myers, flows through Athletic Director John Currie and is related to our student-athletes by the fantastic coaching staff.

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MICHAEL & KAREN PESTINGER Beloit, KS

Mike and Karen (’15 Graduate Certificate in Business) along with their sons Matt (’15) and Blake have had season tickets for over 20 years and enjoy spending many weekends a year in Manhattan enjoying K-State functions and athletics.

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RON & JADE PETERS Lenexa, KS

Ron (’84) and Jade (’88) believe that the projects and improvements made over the last few years are a testament to the loyalty and support of the K-State family.


BRAD & SHERI RAZOOK Wichita, KS

JIM & SANDY REILLY Wichita, KS

Jim and Sandy (’64) have kept K-State in the family. Their sons Patrick (’96) and Mike (’98) both graduated from Kansas State. The Reilly’s like to see studentathletes have the best possible facilities, so they have a chance to perform well and to graduate in a field where they can succeed.

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KEITH & KAREN ROBERTS

BARRY & MARCIA ROBINSON

Keith (’67) and Karen are the parents to two daughters, Kimberly LeValley and Lauren Copher. They are also the proud grandparents to five future K-Staters, Chandler LeValley, Drew LeValley and Regan LeValley, Macey Copher and Charley Copher.

For Barry (’80, ’81) and Marcia (’81), the passion for K-State purple runs deep in the family! Both daughters beginning with the oldest, Amanda Umbehr (’08), along with son-in-law, Kirk (’11), and younger daughter, Casandra Peters (’11), are all graduates of Kansas State University. Even more impressive is the fact that Casandra’s husband, Josh (Iowa State University ’13), cheers for the Cats too! It is terrific to witness the balanced emphasis on athletics, academics and personal development by all of our K-State Coaches in preparing our student athletes to be successful in life after NCAA competition comes to an end. We are proud to join many others in the K-State family in supporting the Ahearn Fund and applaud the outstanding efforts of each student athlete, coach and all of our Athletic Department personnel. Go Cats!

Leawood, KS

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Manhattan, KS


MIKE & GINA ROBINSON ROBERTS AUTO GROUP Prairie Village, KS

KIRK & BECKY RUNDLE Wichita, KS

Kirk (‘84) and Becky are proud Wildcat fans. Their favorite sports moment from the 2012-2013 season was the K-State football victory over Oklahoma on their home turf in Norman.

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BRIAN RUSSELL Harrisonville, MO

Brian is a 1991 graduate of Kansas State University.

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KURT & MELISSA SAYLOR Sabetha, KS

Kurt (’74) and Melissa (’75) are keeping it in the family. Their three children Matt Saylor, Lindsay Osterhaus and Mallory Laur are all K-State graduates. They have two grandchildren, Lilly Osterhaus and William Osterhaus. Kurt and Melissa are “Proud as Kansas State Alumni for how progressive the K-State Athletic Department has become, by leading and not following the rest of the Big 12 members in the various facility improvements and improving the fan experience!”


EDWARD & KAREN SEATON Manhattan, KS

DENNIS K. & RUTHIE SHURTZ Arkansas City, KS

Dennis (’70) and Ruthie Shurtz have been supporting K-State and Wildcat Athletics since the mid-1980’s. Dennis works as a commodity trader/broker within his own business, Shurtz Commodity Trading, Inc. As an alumnus of K-State, Dennis has many great memories and friends from his time in Manhattan and today, his family, which includes son, Brook, knows that the success of K-State Athletics sets a strong foundation for the future of Kansas State.

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DRS. ROBERT & LAURA SIDLINGER Topeka, KS

Robert graduated from Kansas State in 1971. He went on to attend Medical School at the University of Kansas but he has always bled purple. Laura Sidlinger completed one graduate class at Kansas State so she can officially call herself an alumna. Robert has worked as a Neonatologist for Stormont Vail Health Care in Topeka for over 30 years. Laura is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and serves as the Director of Medical Services for Valeo Behavioral Health Care in Topeka. Together they have five children, two of whom are proud K-State graduates, and one grandson. The Sidlingers love attending football and basketball games as well as other K-State sporting events.

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MICHAEL & MARY SMITH Hesston, KS


TROY & LORI SPORER

Oakley, KS

Troy (’86) and Lori (’85) are keeping K-State in the family. Their two children, Savannah Jayne Sporer (’09) and Abbey Laura Sporer (’12) are both graduates of Kansas State.

JAY & EMIE STEHLEY Wichita, KS

Jay and Emie are lifelong K-Staters. Jay’s father played and coached football at K-State and he grew up in Manhattan. Jay and Emie have three children, Henry, Jacob and Nathan, and mentioned that the family atmosphere at K-State is truly special and unique. Jay says that “Watching the studentathletes succeed on and off the field gives me a great sense of pride. I have a great deal of respect for the coaches, players and people involved with K-State and feel it is a tremendous honor to be able to support the Ahearn Fund. The West Stadium Center has been an amazing addition to Bill Snyder Family Stadium and will serve the fans and student-athletes for years to come.”

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STOLZER FAMILY FOUNDATION Manhattan, KS

Bill (’57) and Eleanor (’56) have two children, Ellen Stolzer Bolen (Dan) and Mary Kevin Stolzer Giller (Tom ’84), and proud grandparents to five grandsons, Patrick and William Bolen and Matt (’12), Kurt and TJ Giller. The Stolzer Family Foundation includes four generations of K-Staters, and we are looking for the fifth and sixth generations to wear purple with pride as well. Being part of the K-State Family is an honor for the Stolzer Family Foundation. We are equally as proud of the academic and athletic accomplishments of its student-athletes.

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TADTMAN FAMILY Wichita, KS

James L. Tadtman (’67) originally hails from Brisbane, Australia, but today he bleeds purple. His fondest memories from being in Manhattan surround the feeling of being a part of a large family – made from friendships he developed and continues to cherish today. James and Marty have four children, Greg Tadtman (’94), Sara Crouch (’00), Justin Tadtman (’05) and Lauren Krause, and five grandchildren Colten, Aubrey and Claire Tadtman and Addison and Carter Crouch. K-State is truly a family affair for the Tadtman’s. James, and the rest of this family are committed to K-State in all of its athletic and academic pursuits.


TIMOTHY & SHARON TAYLOR The Woodlands, TX

PAUL & JODI TWOMBLY Hiawatha, KS

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JOHN K. II AND KIM VANIER

BRANDON & TRACY VERING

The love affair between K-State Athletics and John Vanier’s family is long and wellknown. But for the 1981 graduate, who counts football weekends among his cherished memories as a student, his giving comes not from family obligation or tradition, but because of the way he feels about the people. The former Kite’s bartender says he gives because of “the respect I have for student-athletes, coaching staffs and people involved in K-State Athletics.”

Brandon (’99) and Tracy and their four children, Shaylee, Aubree, Hayden and Carson are proud K-State fans. They enjoy attending football, basketball and baseball games and having the opportunity to be a part of a world-class athletics program. Their fondest memories each year include the time they get to spend with their family and friends they have made through K-State.

Salina, KS

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Marysville, KS


KEVIN & KAREN WALL Manhattan, KS

GARREN & HEIDI WALROD Randolph, KS

Garren & Heidi are both graduates in the College of Agriculture, Class of 1994. Garren is a livestock auctioneer and the owner of GW Cattle Company, while Heidi is the owner and president of Pink Cow Marketing, LLC - an executive coaching and marketing strategies firm. Garren & Heidi believe that “Kansas State Athletics and the Ahearn Fund helps to enrich the lives of current student-athletes, elevate the alumni experience, and enhance our community of Manhattan and surrounding area, overall. We are so excited to support a program with such a longstanding tradition and an extremely bright future!�

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DAN & RONDA WASSENBERG Marysville, KS

Dan and Ronda are “Pleased to have been a part of Kansas State University and the Athletic Department for three generations. To witness all of the positive energy and physical improvements throughout the years has been a journey to remember.� Dan and Ronda have two children, Jake Wassenberg and Emily Smith, and are the proud grandparents to six grandchildren, Greyson, Lydia and Elliott Wassenberg and Carson, Lauren and Cora Smith.

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BRUCE & MEGAN WEBER Manhattan, KS


KEITH & SHERI WESTERVELT Manhattan, KS

WILDCAT FEEDS, LLC JOE ISCH FAMILY JASON SHAMBURG FAMILY Topeka, KS

As a second generation Kansas State University graduate Keith (‘85) and his wife Sheri returned to Manhattan to take over ownership of Blueville Nursery, Inc. in August of 1998. Keith’s parents Darrell (‘58,’59) and Dorothy (Fox) (‘58) were first generation graduates of Kansas State University. An interesting note that they started at Kansas State College and the name was changed to Kansas State University during their years in school. Keith and Sheri’s daughter Sidney is a 2015 graduate of the university as a third generation K-Stater. As business owners in Manhattan they see firsthand how Kansas State Athletics fuels and has a huge economic impact on the community. The university has also provided great students that are now owners in Blueville Nursery today.

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KEN & DIANE WINTER Wichita, KS

DR. KEITH & SUE ANN WRIGHT Manhattan, KS

Ken (’73) and Diane (’83) have three children Luke, Adam and Ashton.

Keith (BA’76) has been taking care of Wildcat athletes since returning to Manhattan in 1991, continuing the Wright family tradition started by the attendance of his father, M. Max Wright, brother Kendall (BA’67) and his son Andrew (BS ‘03). Keith and Sue Ann are proud parents of Elizabeth (Christopher Howard BS’03), Amy (MS-IAPD “09) and K.C. (BS’11). Granddaughters Hensley and Tegan Howard are adorable wearing purple and cheering, “GO STATE!”

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DR. MARK & KIM YOUNG Agency, MO

Being natives of Manhattan, Mark (BS ’93, MS ’95, and Ph.D ’98) and his wife, Kim, have been proud supporters of Kansas State Athletics and Academics. They have one daughter, Delaney, who will be starting her freshman year in high school this fall. “It is with pride that we watch our hometown University grow and achieve the magnitude of success both on field and on campus,” Mark said. Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat!

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Blair D. Adam • Overland Park, KS Dr. John & Sheri Adams • Manhattan, KS Vernon & Pat Adams • Beloit, KS Ag Press • Manhattan, KS Chris & Terri Albers • Oakley, KS Alexander Motors of Superior, NE • Mankato, KS Jerry & Kathy Arensdorf • Colby, KS Ash Grove Cement • Overland Park, KS Carol Augustine & David Simmons • Salina, KS The Augustine Family • Salina, KS Dr. Douglas & Jane Ayre • Pawnee Rock, KS Steve & Patricia Baccus • Minneapolis, KS Greg & Karen Bachman • Emporia, KS Elaine Bacon • Salina, KS Paul Lee Ballinger & Nancy Kay Ruffcorn • Council Bluffs, IA Bill & Louise Barrett • Denver, CO BASF – Richard Vrbas • Ottawa, KS Bruce & Faun Bauer • Clay Center, KS Jonathan Baum • Kansas City, MO BBN Architects, Inc. • Manhattan, KS BBRP Land Co. • Manhattan, KS Cindy Beck • Manhattan, KS William M. Beezley Family • Arma, KS Ruth Beisel • Saint George, KS Tom & Vicki Bell • Topeka, KS Matt & Sarah Bengtson • Benton, KS Hal & Holly Bentley • Kansas City, MO

Berger Company – Rick Berger • Atchison,KS Bob Bergkamp Construction Co, Inc • Wichita, KS Bill Bergner • Pratt, KS Stephen & Deloris Berland • Manhattan, KS Bob Beymer • Lakin, KS Jim & Mary Lou Birkbeck • Holton, KS Jerry & Julie Bohn • Pratt, KS Justin & Emily Bolt • Manhattan, KS Gary & Mary Boomer • Kansas City, MO Robert & Diane Boyd • Hill City, KS Brack & Associates Consulting Engineers, P.A.Les Brack, Dave Krug, Jeff Dikeman • Topeka, KS Brady & Brady Farms • Albert, KS Robert Bramlage • Junction City, KS Bradley K. & Leanne Brenneman • Frisco, TX

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Bronson & Amy Smith Family • Great Bend, KS Brookover Cattle Company • Scott City, KS Ron, Germaine, Emilia, Olivia & Jelisa Buck • Fairway, KS The Bruce & Jacque Buehler Family • Wichita, KS Building Controls and Services, Inc. • Kansas City, MO Zac & Amber Burton • Manhattan, KS Brad & Lori (Bauer) Butterfield • Centennial, CO Dennis A. & Dianne M. Call • Great Bend, KS Tony J. Carbajo • Lenexa, KS Bill & Norma Carson • Manhattan, KS Jason & Angie Carter • Olathe, KS Central Kansas Catbackers • Great Bend, KS Tim & Cindy Chadwick • Olathe, KS

2015 College Football Hall of Fame Reception 128 | BRONZE

The John & Mary Lawrence Currie Family Mr. John A. Chandler • Scottsdale, AZ Charlson & Wilson Insurance Agency • Manhattan, KS Patrick & Ann Chilen • Kansas City, KS Tim Chilen Family • Shawnee Mission, KS Charles Jr. & Rebecca Claar • Garden City, KS Coberly Family Farms • Gove, KS James & Ann Coen • Wichita, KS Jim & Marcia Colbert • Manhattan, KS College of Arts & Sciences • Manhattan, KS College of Business Administration • Manhattan, KS Commerce Bank, Manhattan • Manhattan, KS Community First National Bank • Manhattan, KS Gib & Brenda Compton • Wichita, KS


Randy & Jacquie Coonrod • Wichita, KS Scott & Terri Cooper/Patriots Bank • Garnett, KS Bob & Beth Copher • Andover, KS Cosgrove Farm Company • Council Grove, KS Terry Crofoot • Lubbock, TX Crown Distriburors, LLC • Owners: Mark J. Ritter, Karrie Sullivan, Kelly & Gail Frakes • Salina, KS Crown H Cattle Company • Scott City, KS Terry & Tara Cupps • Manhattan, KS Brad & Cari Cure • Leawood, KS John & Mary Lawrence Currie • Manhattan, KS Mike & Dr. Nikki Currie • Gypsum, KS Chris & Nancy Curtin • Leawood, KS Mr. & Mrs. John R. Curtis • Broken Arrow, OK Jayson & Libby Cyr • Manhattan, KS

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DK Specialties / Duane Dautel • Lenexa, KS Dirk, Sherri, Tyler & Amber Daveline • Manhattan, KS Robert & Tracey DeBruyn • Manhattan, KS Dave Desalvo • Denver, CO Diamond Roofing – Kevin Gwaltney • Dodge City, KS Bill & Rose Ditto • Wamego, KS Don & Linda Doll • Garden City, KS Sherry & Joe Downey • Manhattan, KS Rodney & Vicky Dugan • Manhattan, KS Steve Dunning • Salina, KS Margie Eklund • Topeka, KS Dan & Tracy Ellis • Manhattan, KS Howard & Ann Erickson • Manhattan, KS Megan & Kate Evans • Lebo, KS Exline, Inc.-Rob & Kelli Exline • Salina, KS Greg Fagan • Topeka, KS Fairview Mills LP • Seneca, KS Roger Farrell & Trish Horn • Edmond, OK Douglas & Caryn Firebaugh • Shawnee Mission, KS First National Bank of Hutchinson • Hutchinson, KS Mark & Sherrie Fischer • Dodge City, KS Earl & Judy Fox • Great Bend, KS Ron Frank • Salina, KS JD & Linda Friess • Neodesha, KS Kyrle & Karen Froetschner • Larned, KS BRONZE | 129


W. Charles & Brenda Gagnon • Manhattan, KS John & Monnette Gagnon • Andover, KS Tony Gagnon • Lenexa, KS Nelson & Marilyn Galle • Manhattan, KS Jeff Gates & Mike Moran • New York, NY Kenneth C. Gates & Kevin C. Gates • Pratt, KS Bruce & Ann Gatterman • Larned, KS Jim & Lori Gewecke • Dallas, TX Kent Glasscock • Manhattan, KS Kenneth Goff • Manhattan, KS Jim & Debra Gordon • Westmoreland, KS Chuck & Susie Grier • Wichita, KS Gary & Vicky Grimes • Topeka, KS

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Jason & Melissa Hardesty • Shawnee Mission, KS Lavonne & Zachary Harris • Valley Center, KS Ronald & Lorraine Harris • Beloit, KS John & Colleen Harrison • Richboro, PA Mr. & Mrs. Gary Harshberger • Dodge City, KS Russell Clay Harvey & Patty McGivern • Topeka, KS Lynda & Randy Hassler • Salina, KS Chris & Tracey Haverkamp • Silver Lake, KS Heartland Catbackers • Hays, KS Kyle & Jenny Heineken • Beloit, KS Douglas & Joan Henning • Maize, KS Kelly & Ronnetta Henrichs • Dodge City, KS Vern & Joan Herbel • McKinney, TX Steven & Leslie Hess • Hays, KS Danny & Stacee Higgins Family • Lenexa, KS Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc • Topeka, KS The Dan Hinkin Family • Manhattan, KS Dr. Steven & Colleen Hodes • Mine Hill, NJ Joe & Pam Hodges • Salina, KS Mark & Arlene Holderness • Montezuma, KS Mr. & Mrs. Chris Holovach • Scott City, KS Mike & Daphne Horigan • Manhattan, KS John & Becky Howard • Hiawatha, KS Mr. Evan Howe • Prairie Village, KS Todd & Kim Huck • Scottsdale, AZ The Kim Hullman Family • Saint John, KS Dennis, Kyle, & Will Hulsing • Asheville, NC Rita & Lamar Hunt, Jr. • Leawood, KS


Trahy & Beth Hurst • Junction City, KS Mr. & Mrs. Don Ince • Manhattan, KS Robert & Ellen Irsik • Ingalls, KS Phil & Cheri Irwin • Olathe, KS J-Six Farms, Inc. • Seneca, KS Jeffrey & Karen Jaax • Kansas City, MO Barb & Bob Jewell • Olathe, KS Scott, Julie, Adam, Josh, Casey Jimison • Haslet, TX Lynn R. Johnson • Kansas City, MO Steve & Ann Johnson • Lawrence, KS Robert & Anne Jones, Larry & Becky Jones • Holcomb, KS Junction City Family Dentistry • Manhattan, KS Kansas City Catbackers • Leawood, KS Keener Family, Brian, Lynne, Hayley, Brent, Matthew & Samuel • Kanopolis, KS Duane & Cindy Keller • Ellis, KS Patrick & Susan Kellerman • Wichita, KS Terry & Valory Kershner • Manhattan, KS Ben & Sue Kitchens • Junction City, KS The Klein Family - Gene, Margaret, Amy & Emily • Overland Park, KS Klotz Sand Company, Inc. • Holcomb, KS Joan R. Knoll • Topeka, KS Knowles Family -Terry, Marcia, Julie • Topeka, KS Kurt & Jill Kolbeck • Wichita, KS Mel & Bonnie Kopf • Topeka, KS

2016 Big 12 Basketball Tournament Reception Jennifer & Curtis Krizek • Mission Hills, KS Richard & Susan Kueker • Concordia, KS Ron & Joely Lackey • Eden, UT Casey & Julie Lair • Neodesha, KS Landmark National Bank • Manhattan, KS Larson Construction Inc. – Nyle & Norma Larson, Bob & Tammi Rogers • Manhattan, KS Thayne & Jeanne Larson • Belleville, KS David & Blythe Launder • Prairie Village, KS Lazy J-4 Cattle Co. • Dighton, KS Learfield Comm / KSSP • Manhattan, KS Michael & Angela Leikam • Overland Park, KS The Carol Leiszler Family • Manhattan, KS Carey & Barbara Leonard • Viola, KS BRONZE | 131


Dr. Nels & Karen Lindberg • Great Bend, KS Christy Linders • Manhattan, KS Ronald & Connie Lindholm • Salina, KS Steve & Karen Locke • Junction City, KS Dr. Brock & Angie Jennings-Lofgreen Family • Maize, KS James Long • Andover, KS Beryl Lowery-Born • Topeka, KS Lowman Family • Manhattan, KS Dan & Judy Lykins • Topeka, KS Mr. & Mrs. Steve Maechtlen • Pratt, KS Manhattan Catbackers • Manhattan, KS Mathis Rehab Centers LLC • Manhattan, KS Terry & Cathy Matlack • Shawnee, KS Craig & Sue McClure • Shawnee, KS Kent & Kathi McCosh and Family • Lenexa, KS McCownGordon Construction • Kansas City, MO Dr. Nathan McDonald • Ness City, KS McGinn Farms • Sedgwick, KS McPherson Contractors, Inc. • Topeka, KS Gerald & Barbara Meier • Beloit, KS Lance Melber • Leawood, KS Cheryl Mellenthin and In Memory of Mark Chapman • Cat Spring, TX Bruce & Amy Mellor • Great Bend, KS Fred & Candy Merrill • Overland Park, KS Tim Meyer • Sylvan Grove, KS The Ed & Colleen Mikesell Family • Goddard, KS 132 | BRONZE

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2016 Big 12 Basketball Tournament Reception

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Marshall & Sharon Miller • Emporia, KS Mike & Carrie Minton • Great Bend, KS Moore Farms-Bob, Janis, Kent & Suzanne • Iuka, KS Jo Ellen Morgan • Lenexa, KS Charlie Morrison • Keller, TX Ken & Marla Morse • Topeka, KS Dr. Max & Penny Moss • Wichita, KS Dennis & Rhonda Mullin • Manhattan, KS Charles & Deanna Munson • Junction City, KS Jim Musil & Don Musil • Blue Rapids, KS Arnold & Judy Nagely • Marysville, KS Kevin & Beth Neitzel • Manhattan, KS Douglas L. & Dana Hale Nelson • Shawnee Mission, KS The Kevin Nelson Family • Emporia, KS Colin Noble & Bridget McCombe • Manhattan, KS Northwest Kansas Catbackers • Colby, KS Kurt & Theresa Nuss • Leawood, KS Mike & Judy O’Brate • Ingalls, KS Steve O’Brate • Garden City, KS Dr. Stan O’Neil • Salina, KS Larry & Marty Oltjen • Robinson, KS Roger & Barbara Oplinger • Jewell, KS Rock & Stephanie Ormiston • Kismet, KS Leon & Lisa Osbourn • Junction City, KS Jude & Tracy Oxler • Wichita, KS Gary & Sue Padgett • Greenleaf, KS BRONZE | 133


2015 College Football Hall of Fame Reception Brian Paulson • Sherman, TX David & Ann Payne • Salina, KS Ryan & Sarah Payne • Salina, KS PSB – Peoples State Bank • Manhattan, KS Don & Polly Peters • Towanda, KS Randy & Christi Peterson • Topeka, KS Mike & Cathy Petrie • Shawnee, KS Poky Feeders Inc. • Scott City, KS Pony Express Catbackers • Marysville, KS Robert L. Pottroff • Manhattan, KS Power Catbackers of Southeast Kansas • Independence, KS Mark & Karen Prygocki • Scottsdale, AZ Chuck & Margi Yoakum Pyle • Shawnee, KS 134 | BRONZE

Cory & Kendra Ramsey • Amarillo, TX Mr. & Mrs. Ed Ranz • Chanute, KS The Reese Family: Sandy, JW, Alex & Nicholas • White Cloud, KS Marty & Amy Reichenberger • Independence, KS Zephyr Products: Randy & Cheryl Reinhardt • Leavenworth, KS Sid & Susy Reitz • Salina, KS Michael & Deborah Rempe • Windsor, CO Ryan & Kristen Ricker • Overland Park, KS Gwyn & Gina Riffel • Manhattan, KS Ken & Cheryl Riley • Hiawatha, KS Ernie & Dawn Rogers • Glenview, IL The Rueger Family • Lenexa, KS Walter Ruland • Shawnee Mission, KS Jon & Lisa Russell Family • Courtland, KS Dan & Marsha Ryser • Boerne, TX Darla & Amro Samy • Garden City, KS Duane & Bonnie Saunders • Eden Prairie, MN David & Nola Schettler • Omaha, NE Larry & Donna Schlappi • Manhattan, KS Rob & Denise Schneider • Hinsdale, IL Jim Schroeder • Leavenworth, KS Tim & Angie Schultz • Manhattan, KS Bill & Jan Shaw • Ashland, KS Families of Bill & Jim Sheik • Bern, KS Mike & Doug Shilling Families, Shilling Construction • Manhattan, KS


Kurt & Kitza Siemers and Family • Salina, KS Jack & Pam Sims • Newton, KS Roger & Connie Sink and Family • Manhattan, KS D.L. Smith and Family • Topeka, KS Monty & Lois Smith • Manhattan, KS Chris & LeAnna Soehner • Colby, KS Dale & Judyanne Somers • Topeka, KS Mark & Marita Soucie • Wichita, KS Bob & Rhonda Spencer • Leavenworth, KS Neal & Cora Spencer • Meriden, KS Richard & Robin Spencer • Manhattan, KS Chris & Julie Spray • Great Bend, KS Doris Spray • Great Bend, KS Kip & Kelly Spray • Great Bend, KS In Memory of Clyde Stallsworth • Greenwood Village, CO Paul & Pegi Stephenson • Wichita, KS Jerry & Joyce Stowell • Frankfort, KS Russell Strate • Kinsley, KS Chuck Stratman • Topeka, KS Karen & Travis Stryker • Topeka, KS Dan & Jennifer Stutterheim • Salina, KS Jason & Ann Sullivan • Elkhorn, NE Walt & Karen Sutter • Junction City, KS Ron & Karolyn K. Tacha • Manhattan, KS John & Marilyn Thies • Topeka, KS Ed & Angie Thomas • Andover, KS Mark & Jennifer Tindall • Manhattan, KS

Top Notch Personnel, Inc. – Mark & Jodi Esfeld • Wichita, KS Topeka Area Catbackers • Topeka, KS Topeka Capital-Journal/ CJ Media • Topeka, KS Christopher William Tyler • Winfield, KS Linda Tyler & Jason Harman • Wichita, KS Mike Upchurch • Leawood, KS Brad & Theresa Urban • Wichita, KS Gary & Rita Urbanek • Ellsworth, KS Michael & Caylee Valentine • Lake Winnebago, MO Kipp, Tracy, Kolby & Weston Van Camp Glen, Pam, Brett & Jensen Fair • Topeka, KS Mary Vanier • Manhattan, KS Randy Vautravers Family • Wichita, KS

2016 Big 12 Basketball Tournament Reception BRONZE | 135


Jay & Janet R. Vavricek • Grand Island, NE Greg Vermillion • Overland Park, KS TJ & Lori Vilkanskas • Manhattan, KS Vortex Corp. • Salina, KS Brian & Anne Walker • Gardner, KS Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc. • Manhattan, KS Ed & Eunice Wambsganss • Fountain Hills, AZ The Allen Webber Family • Mill Valley, CA Dr. & Mrs. Jon Wefald • Manhattan, KS Warren & Carol Weibert • Manhattan, KS Gregory & Lynn Welle • Manhattan, KS The White Family • Louisburg, KS John & Marty White • Council Grove, KS Brent Wiedeman • Colby, KS Phyllis D. Wilbur • Salina, KS Dr. Gary & Susan Williams • Salina, KS Larry & Carolyn Williams • Halstead, KS Kirk & Connie Wyckoff • Parsons, KS Mike & Jill Yeager • Larned, KS John Young and Family • Overland Park, KS Younger Family: Gary, Sharon, London, Galina, & Victoria • Wichita, KS The Zender Family • Prairie Village, KS

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IN MEMORIAM Over the past year, Kansas State lost several members of our extended Wildcat family. These individuals were valued members of the National Leadership Circle of the Ahearn Fund. Their contributions, along with their unconditional passion for K-State Athletics, will not be forgotten. JOE DOWNEY CHARLES GAGNON BOB KRAUSE VIRGIL LAIR FRED MERRILL SR. ALLEN WEBBER In their memory, we dedicate the 2016 National Leadership Circle Loyalty Book to each of them and their families and friends whom mourn their loss.

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AHEARN FUND STAFF

LAIRD VEATCH Deputy Athletics Director 785.532.7954 lveatch@kstatesports.com

AUSTIN SCHILLING Associate Director of Development 785.532.7677 aschilling@kstatesports.com

ANDREW HAMOR Associate Athletics Director for Development 785.532.6901 akhamor@kstatesports.com

MIKE CLARK Senior Director of Development 785.532.7716 mclark@kstatesports.com

CHELSEY BLAIR FRIHART DEBORD Assistant Director Assistant Director of of Development Hospitality and Special Events 785.532.2406 785.532.7952 bdebord@kstatesports.com cfrihart@kstatesports.com

ERIC BUDA Director of Annual Giving 785.532.7715 ebuda@kstatesports.com

JOSH SUSAN MCCOWAN SHIPMAN Senior Director Senior Director of Stewardship, of Development Hospitality and Events 785.532.7881 785.532.7763 jmccowan@kstatesports.com sshipman@kstatesports.com

MATT GILLER Assistant Director of Development 785.532.7984 mgiller@kstatesports.com

KATIE LARSON Gift Processing Assistant 785.532.7882 klarson@kstatesports.com

WILL COOPER Graduate Assistant, Ahearn Fund 785.532.5282 wcooper@kstatesports.com

1800 College Avenue Manhattan, KS 66502 TRACER PAUL Graduate Assistant, Ahearn Fund 785.532.5282 tpaul@kstatesports.com

SCOTLAND SARAH PRESTON WEISSMANN Graduate Assistant, Graduate Assistant, Ahearn Fund Hospitality and Special Events 785.532.5282 785.532.2876 spreston@kstatesports.com sweissmann@kstatesports.com

Toll Free Phone: 888.232.9074 Fax: 785.532.2340 Email: ahearnfund@kstatesports.com Website: www.AhearnFund.com

2016 NLC Loyalty Book  

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