Fort Hays State University will honor a student's family as part of the Family Weekend activities on Saturday, Feb. 15.
The Office of Persistence and Retention and the Family Engagement Committee announced that the family of Eric Hymer, Overland Park junior, has been selected as the inaugural FHSU Family of the Year.
Hymer is a marketing major and a member of the FHSU men's soccer team. The Hymer family was selected due to their support of Eric and his endeavors as a student athlete. His parents attended almost every home soccer game as well as several away games. They refer to their trips to Hays as their "Hays getaways." The Hymer family also volunteered at the Hays Walk MS event last spring.
"My family stands out because they went from a family that had no connections to FHSU to one that has made Hays a second home," Hymer said. "They feel a deep connection to the university."
The Hymer family will be recognized at the Family Weekend Parents Recognition Brunch at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Fort Hays Ballroom on the second floor of the Memorial Union. Family members include his father, Donald, his mother, Kimberly, his sister, Megan, and his grandmother, Marilou.
For more information, contact Alyssa Mustard, graduate assistant for Family Engagement and Learning Communities, at firstname.lastname@example.org.