Applications, nominations open for Tiger Family of the Year for 2017

HAYS, Kan. - The Fort Hays State University Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2017 Tiger Alumni Honorary Family of the Year.

This new award, established by the FHSU Alumni Association, will recognize a multi-generational family with strong ties to the university. Applications, which require an essay of no more than 1,000 words and a list of names and graduation years of the family members being considered for the award, are being accepted until Aug. 1.

"Families who share the tradition of being FHSU graduates enjoy a unique bond which continues to enrich their lives and the spirit of the university forever," said DeBra Prideaux, director of alumni and governmental relations. "The Alumni Association is pleased to be able to honor those families who have demonstrated their loyalty and support of FHSU across multiple generations."

The family chosen for the award will be recognized during the 2017 Homecoming festivities. On Saturday, Oct. 7, the family will serve as marshals for the Homecoming parade and will be honored on the field during the FHSU vs. Pittsburg State University football game that evening.

For additional details or to nominate a deserving family, those interested should visit or contact the FHSU Alumni Association at 785-628-4430, toll free at 1-888-351-3591 or by email at

Established in 1916, the Fort Hays State University Alumni Association serves FHSU graduates by identifying needs and providing solutions. More than 63,500 graduates live throughout the United States and in approximately 77 countries.

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