Student helps lead all-university fundraiser


“More than a T-Shirt,” is the slogan K-State Proud is using as a building block for its 2011 “Students Helping Students” campaign. The all-university student campaign is coordinated by six students and two Student Foundation advisers.

Becky Sullivan, senior in agricultural communications and journalism, is one of the students serving as chair of the campaign.

Sullivan, who serves as the volunteer coordinator for events, does not shy away from talking about the campaign’s aspirations.

“Our goal this year is to raise $100,000 and increase student participation through donation or volunteering by 30 percent,” Sullivan said.

Sullivan has been working with K-State Proud for several years. Last year, she served as a member of the advisory board, which led to the position she holds this year.

Senior director of annual giving and student life programs Mindy Weizelman described the type of energy Sullivan brings to the campaign.

“Becky provides extraordinary leadership in her role as co-chair for the K-State Proud student campaign. I continue to be impressed with her creativity, strategic thinking and passion for our university,” Weizelman said. “Becky works hard to empower and inspire K-State Proud volunteers to not only achieve, but exceed the $100,000 campaign goal. It continues to be a privilege for me to serve with her.”

Sullivan has been using her outgoing personality and passion to keep the volunteers motivated.

“An important part of my job is to keep up with daily e-mails and work with volunteers’ schedules,” Sullivan said. “Seeing students excited to help other students makes me realize the lasting legacy the campaign leaves.”

Sullivan uses her service-minded persona and hard work ethic to help the students of K-State give back to the campus and serve a greater purpose.

“It’s a neat idea to see how one idea students have could make a great impact on K-State,” said Claire Carlson, K-State Proud advisory board member.

Events for K-State Proud will continue through the upcoming week. A post-campaign celebration will be held on Feb. 20 and all students are invited to attend.