Good Morning Wildcat Nation!
It's hard to believe we are already
heading into the month of March, which means our basketball, track and
field and equestrian teams are gearing up for postseason action.
Congratulations to both basketball teams on big road wins this week as
the men knocked off Texas Tech in Lubbock and the women picked up a big
Sunflower Showdown win over the Jayhawks in Lawrence. Before we dive
into our regular department updates, I would like to share with you some
exciting news.President Schulz Announces Largest Private Gift in K-State History
this morning, President Schulz announced a $60 million gift from the
Jack Vanier Family - the largest private donation in Kansas State's
history! This historical gift will have a tremendous impact on the
entire university community with $40 million benefitting students,
faculty, programs and facilities on both the Manhattan and Salina
campuses while $20 million of the gift has been designated by the family
towards Phase III of the Bill Snyder Family Stadium Master Plan - the
North End Zone project - which we announced several weeks ago. The
support of the Vanier Family is one of the most consistent factors in
the modern history of K-State Athletics and this gift will have a
dramatic effect on our ability to get closer to our fundraising goals
and the potential beginning of Phase III construction. All K-State
coaches and student-athletes join me in expressing our appreciation for
Jack, Donna, Marty, John and Mary Vanier. Click here to read the full
university announcement on this transformational gift.
dedicated fans across the country, who have packed Bramlage and created a
13 game sell-out streak at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, to local
Catbacker clubs, $50 annual Ahearn Fund members and transformational
gifts like the Vanier's, K-State Family members have come together like
never before to provide Wildcat student-athletes a world-class
experience and drive momentum towards the vision of a Model
Intercollegiate Athletics Program. Thank you and let's drive on!