New family donates $25,000
Scholarship money to go to agriculture fraternity
There are 25,000 reasons why the New family thinks education in agriculture is important.
And for a family of Wildcats — well most of them — there was only one place to show this support.
In late August, the New family, Bill, Loris, Jilinda White, Damon, Brandon and Shawna Gilmore, were happy donors of $25,000 to establish a scholarship for Kansas State University. Gilmore graduated from Pittsburg State University.
The New Family Alpha Gamma Rho Scholarship at K-State will be available to an undergraduate who is enrolled in the College of Agriculture and is a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity at K-State.
The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of service and financial hardship.
Bill graduated from the university in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture economics before receiving a master’s degree in economics from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is also on the Dean’s advisory council for the university’s College of Agriculture.
White graduated K-State in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising marketing and Damon New graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics in 1991. Brandon New, meanwhile, graduated in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science.
Loris said Shawna attended PSU to run cross country and track.