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Celebrating 50 years of excellence

The College of Education is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
The College of Education is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Five decades, seven deans, thousands of teachers and countless students have been touched by excellence in action at the K-State College of Education.

From humble beginnings – two of the first seven graduates from Kansas State Agricultural College became educators to today’s distinction of being the largest teacher preparation program in Kansas – the college continues to forge new paths and develop relevant programming.

“I invite all friends, faculty, alumni and students to celebrate this milestone with us,” Mercer said. “Join us at Cat Town, join us for speakers and events on campus, or access our resources. We want to connect with you in any way we can during this very special year.”

“Connections” magazine will be published later this fall and promises to offer a fascinating look at college – both then and now.

Happy birthday to the College of Education

The College of Education celebrates its 50th anniversary of training future teachers, counselors, advisors and military leaders in 2015.

The university has a long and proud history of training future teachers, as two members of Bluemont College’s first graduating class went on to be educators. The department of education was housed in the College of Arts and Sciences until 1965 and moved into its new home in Bluemont Hall in 1981.

Debbie Mercer, dean of the college, explained there will be a yearlong celebration that kicks off at Open House and concludes with the 2016 Open House.