Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in Alumni News and News
Alumni play an important role in helping to recruit new students to the University of Kansas, and the KU Alumni Association works closely with the KU Office of Admissions in these efforts. Each year, the Office of Admissions staffs recruiters to represent KU throughout the state of Kansas an in key territories across the country. We asked each of the admissions reps to share a little information with us so alumni can get to know them.
Today’s post features Kaci Bray, c’12, a native of Olathe. Kaci recruits students from Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Geary, Jackson, Jefferson, Marshall, Nemaha, Pottawatomie, Riley, Wabaunsee, and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and from the state of Nebraska.
What is your fondest memory of your time at KU?
The best memory I have during my time at KU would have to be the final basketball Border Showdown. Winning the last match up between an old rival, with a history that goes back farther than most rivalries, was epic to say the least. I have never felt more proud to be a Jayhawk than I was that day and to be surround by 16,300 others who I knew felt the same way was amazing.
What clubs, organizations or traditions did you participate in as a student?
I participated in HawkLink my first two years at Kansas. This organization was a great way for me to be introduced to the college lifestyle, and I met some really great people who helped me all throughout my time at KU.
When did you know you loved KU?
During my time at KU I knew that I was a part of the Jayhawk family, but I don’t think it really hit me until after I graduated. After being away from campus I realized that I had so much pride for my university and was happy when I saw anyone wearing a Jayhawk.
Describe your perfect day in Lawrence.
My perfect day in Lawrence would include spending the afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse at a men’s basketball game, heading down to Massachusetts Streets afterwards to do some shopping and ending the day at Free State Brewery.
What’s the most important piece of advice you give prospective students?
The most important piece of advice I would give to prospective students is to get involved in any and everything you can while in college.