Archive for Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New family donates $25,000

Scholarship money to go to agriculture fraternity

October 8, 2008

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.

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