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1981 FHSU grad honored by association

Published on -6/20/2013, 7:35 AM

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Kim Carlson, Shawnee, recently was named this year's Fort Hays State University Alumni Association chapter volunteer of the year award and the Central Kansas Tiger chapter was named as the Chapter of the Year for 2012-2013.

Carlson, who will receive the award in June, helped establish the Kansas City Area Chapter in 2010 and served as president of the group through 2012. Under her leadership, many activities and events were successfully held offering area Tiger alumni and friends the opportunity to gather in fun and informal settings. Such events included monthly "after hours" gatherings, pre/post-game festivities during the MIAA Championship basketball tournaments, Student Recognition Programs, Sporting KC Soccer and Tiger Day at KC T-Bones events, and more.

The Chapter of Year award was presented to the Central Kansas Tiger Alumni and Friends chapter, consisting of Reno, McPherson, Stafford and Rice counties.

Chapter President Lena (Sidders) Kisner accepted the honor on behalf of the chapter. The chapter, established in 2011, has held numerous events, including summer socials, back-to-school send offs, Kansas State Fair receptions, alumni dinners, BBQ and Frisbee in the park gatherings, and more. The chapter award includes a $500 cash stipend to use for further chapter development.

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