K-State Proud, the first ever all-university, student-led campaign at K-State, is back for its sixth year of students helping students. Guided by the leadership of the K-State Student Foundation, as well as four co-chairs, an advisory board of K-State students and two honorary chairs, K-State Proud is designed to give students the opportunity to help their fellow students and show their pride through philanthropy.
All student campaign donations establish K-State Proud Student Opportunity Awards for fellow K-State students. This year’s campaign goal is to raise $120,000.
K-State Proud co-chairs and advisory board member includes local student, Allie Niederee of Great Bend.
“When students work together toward a common goal, it builds a sense of community and value at the university,” Noel Schulz said. “Giving students the opportunity to help their peers benefit creates strong leaders who are proud to support their campus and their community.”
“In these difficult economic times opportunities can be limited to some,” Kirk Schulz said. “Over the past five years, our students have helped raise more than $450,000 for student awards through the K-State Proud campaign. That generosity creates and furthers opportunities for students. The K-State Proud campaign is a chance to show solidarity and support for the academic mission of Kansas State University. We encourage all students, alumni, friends and fans to participate and show their Wildcat pride.”
The students helping students theme extends to K-State Proud’s promotional material, as each year’s campaign logo is selected from a number of prospective designs created in the Matrix Studio and Business Practices, an undergraduate graphic design class. The winning design for the 2012 logo, which was selected from a pool of 40 designs, was created by Jordan Washington, Wichita. The logo will appear on all of the campaign T-shirts, which will be available during K-State Proud Week, Feb. 27 through March 3.
Alumni, friends and fans can purchase the 2012 K-State Proud T-shirt at any GTM location, including the K-State Super Store, Cats Closet, the Bramlage concourse at the K-State Proud basketball game on March 3 or by visiting the K-State Proud website at http://www.k-stateproud.org. $10 of every T-shirt purchase will be donated to K-State Proud.