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July 8, 2008
Contact: Jennifer Jackson Sanner, KU Alumni Association, (785) 864-4760.

KU Alumni Association welcomes new students with picnic in Pittsburg

LAWRENCE – New University of Kansas students and their parents from Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho and Wilson counties will be welcomed into the KU family at the Jayhawk Generations Welcome Picnic at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2008, in Pittsburg.

The KU Alumni Association and its Tri-State chapter will greet the next generation of Jayhawks at a picnic in their honor at Lincoln Center, 710 W. Ninth St. Area alumni, new students, students interested in learning more about KU and their parents are invited to attend and enjoy complimentary food and beverages. Each new Jayhawk will also receive a free T-shirt.

Henry Menghini of Pittsburg, chapter president, and association representatives Heath Peterson, director of Kansas programs; Kevin Corbett, president; and Mike David, senior vice president for alumni programs, are coordinating the event. Association staff will arrive with the signature KU trailer full of grills, burgers and brats for the festivities. Current KU students, alumni and University representatives will mix and mingle with students to answer questions and offer advice.

For more information or to make reservations, visit, call the KU Alumni Association at (800) 584-2957 or e-mail

The Alumni Association invited incoming students whose enrollment deposits were received by the KU Office of Admissions and Scholarships on or before May 1. The guests are listed below by their hometowns and ZIP codes:

Arma (66712): Jordan Decker
Baxter Springs (66713): Rachael Goodrich
Chanute (66720): Benjamin Brazil. Jenni Cox, Caleb Flax, Jori Krenzel, Natalie Mildfelt, Kurtis Myers and Whitney Tabares
Coffeyville (67337): Elizabeth Bell, Kristen Davenport and Michael Hearson
Dennis (67341): Shayla Smith
Erie (66733): Flora Sanders and Sonnie Wyatt
Galena (66739): Shaylee Greenlee-Marez and Stephanie Watson
Girard (66743): Trent Boultinghouse, Lisa Curran, Benjamin Paoni and Erin Stolte
Independence (67301): Kelsie Froebe, Adam Greenhaw, Jennifer Jabben, Mersadies Newton, Cole Pasternak and Ryan Wright
Mound Valley (67354): Jamie Vanderhofe
Oswego (67356): Bret Province
Parsons (67357): Sara Bolander, Kyle Dick, Ashton Forbes, John Haslett, Bryson Heenan, Patrick Landrum, Mallory Ozier, Isaac Schofield and Amanda Schreiber
Pittsburg (66762): Dane Bell, William Browne, Breanna Cash, Samantha Crager, Jeri Gariglietti, Jocelyne King, Jennifer Martin, Aria Menghini, John Mitchelson, Alex O'Nelio, Rechelle Payne, Zachary Richardson, James Teller and Kenneth Wachter


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