Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Carl and Mary Ice Donate Funds for K-State Human Ecology, Engineering Scholarships

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Carl and Mary Ice Donate Funds for K-State Human Ecology, Engineering Scholarships

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Kansas State University alumni Carl and Mary Ice have established 30 new scholarships through matching funds to support students pursuing degrees in the colleges of human ecology and engineering.

The Ice Family Scholarship matching funds support the creation of 15 scholarships each for K-State engineering and human ecology students. The funds are seed money to grow the university's pool of available scholarships to assist in recruiting and retaining students.

"We asked leadership what the highest priority at K-State is and they answered 'student needs,' " Mary Ice said in a release. "We believe in and give support to the university's message, 'you are welcome here.' "

Carl Ice, president and CEO of BNSF Railway, graduated from Topeka West High School in 1974 and from K-State in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Mary Ice graduated in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in home economics education from the College of Human Ecology and in 1988 with a master's degree in adult occupational continuing education from the College of Education.

New gifts to the K-State Family Scholarship program of $30,000 are matched with $30,000 from the seed fund for a total gift of $60,000; $10,000 goes into an expendable fund, making $2,000 scholarships available to be awarded to students immediately. …

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