Kansas State University


Graduate School

Dean’s Message

Dean, Carol ShanklinAs we reflect on the gifts we have received throughout our lives, the one that has had the greatest effect has been the gift of education.

Other gifts, even though appreciated at the time of receipt, often become outdated, outgrown or no longer of interest, but the gift of education rarely loses its value as we use it daily in our lives.

A special thank you to graduate alumni who have contributed to the gift of education for our graduate students. These valuable contributions have made students’ education more affordable, created research opportunities and awards, and supported professional development, travel opportunities, and networking events. Your gifts have encouraged students to achieve more than we thought feasible.

This edition of the Graduate School newsletter highlights current student and alumni successes, including information about some of the Fulbright scholars. There are also details about our alumni and friends tailgate event in Cat Town.Give-the-gift-of-graduate-education

Once again, I thank you for your continued support of the Graduate School and our graduate students! Your contributions toward the gift of education is making a difference in the achievements and professional growth of our graduate students and their faculty mentors.  Your support is essential as Kansas State University works to become a Top 50 public research university by 2025. For more information on how you can support current graduate students, learn more.

Happy Holidays!

Carol Shanklin
Dean of Graduate School