Wichita alumnus recognized for service to the University

Posted on Aug 17, 2018 in Alumni News and News

Greg Ek, Mildred Clodfelter Alumni Award recipient

As a token of appreciation for his sustained service to the University, the KU Alumni Association presented Greg Ek, b’76 with the Mildred Clodfelter Alumni Award at the Wichita KU Kickoff event on August 15 at Beech Lake.

Ek, a Kansas Honor Scholar, came to KU from Emporia High School to study business administration. He also served as president of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

Ek has served on multiple boards for the Alumni Association, including the Kansas City, Wichita and national Board of Directors. He also chaired the Wichita Roundup, the network’s biggest annual event, in 2017.

Danielle Hoover, director of donor relations and Wichita programs, points to Ek as a valuable resource for the Wichita Jayhawk community.

“I had the pleasure of meeting Greg as I began my role with the Alumni Association and his help and guidance has been invaluable,” said Hoover. “He has put in many hours of service for the community of Wichita Jayhawks and alumni throughout the state. The University and I are forever grateful for his kindness.”

Greg and his wife Debby, a Kansas State alumna, have two children: Andy, a Jayhawk, and Allie, a Wildcat.

About the award

The Mildred Clodfelter Alumni Award was created in 1987 to thank alumni and friends for sustained volunteer service to the University at the local level. The award honors Mildred Clodfelter, b’41, who worked for the University for 47 years, including 42 at the Alumni Association.

—Ryan Camenzind

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