Union employee retires after 29 years


The K-State Student Union is saying goodbye to one of its longest-tenured employees. Nancy Umscheid, who has spent the better part of three decades as a breakfast cook and dinner line server at the Union, celebrated her retirement with a party Wednesday afternoon in the Bluemont Room.

According to Umscheid, her fondest memories of working at K-State were of interacting with the students.

“Just knowing the students, getting to meet them—they were like my own kids,” she said. “They’re just family to me. I get to know them when they first come in; I get to know them on a one-to-one basis, and they become like family.”