Beach vacation includes sandy Jayhawk

Posted on Sep 16, 2016 in News

Jayhawk in the Sand | photo courtesy of Paul CarttarPaul Carttar, c’76, a former member of the KU Alumni Association’s national Board of Directors, shared a photo of a rather unique Jayhawk, created on a beach in Delaware while his family was on a recent summer vacation.

Paul says, “But though we were not in Memorial Stadium, the Jayhawks were never far from our minds, as is evident in this photo of our family’s four KU alumni (three of them are Life Members) and our final—and most satisfying—sand sculpture of the week.”

Do you have a photo of a unique Jayhawk spotted somewhere in the wild? Share it with us! Email it to, or post it on our Facebook page. Or, tag it on Twitter or Instagram using #KUalumni.

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A legacy of Jayhawks

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 in News

Becoming a Jayhawk is a family tradition for many of us, and this family is no exception.

Paul Carttar, c’76, current member of the KU Alumni Association’s national Board of Directors, recently sent us this photo of his family sporting KU attire.

The family includes 16 graduates of the University, two current students and 11 future Jayhawks.

Jayhawk generations family |

If you’d like your future Jayhawks to follow in your footsteps, the Alumni Association can help you continue that tradition. There are several ways to help your young Jayhawks find their way to the Hill.

Students in the sixth grade or above can be added to the Office of Admissions mailing list to receive correspondence from KU. Click here to complete the legacy recruitment program form and include your students.

Has your student already decided to attend KU? Congratulations! The Jayhawk Generations Scholarship provides tuition discounts to students from outside Kansas who have a parent or grandparent who graduated from KU. Click here to see more requirements for the program. The application deadline for fall 2014 freshmen is Nov. 1, 2013.

And if you know a legacy freshman enrolling for fall 2013,  the Association will begin work this summer on Jayhawk Generations, our annual online tribute to freshmen from KU families. We will include biographies and KU family trees for second-, third-, fourth-, fifth-, sixth-generation Jayhawks and beyond. Submissions will be accepted for the 2013 feature this summer, so be sure to check back for more details and deadlines.

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