Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in Alumni News and News
Jim Christensen, d’64, is among six loyal Jayhawks honored with the 2014 Mildred Clodfelter Alumni Award.
The “Millie” recognizes Jayhawks who have served KU as ambassadors in their local communities for 10 years or more and honors the memory of Clodfelter, b’41, for her 47 years of service to the University, including 42 years working at the Association.
Christensen, a native of Marion and a Jayhawk Society and Life Member, has helped recruit prospective students and served as the Marion County coordinator for the Kansas Honors Program since 1977.
He has volunteered as a member of Jayhawks for Higher Education, and he contributes to the Williams Education Fund for Kansas Athletics. He played football at KU and began his career as a teacher. He later joined his father in business and took over Lynn Farm Equipment, an international dealership, until his retirement in 2006.
Kevin Corbett, president of the Alumni Association, presented Christensen with the award at the McPherson Kansas Honors Program held on Sept. 24.