K-State Buildings Named After Acacians
K-State Acacia has been integral to the development of Kansas State University. Our members boast such high level of commitment to their university that Acacians are the namesake of 5 buildings on campus. These include:
Julius T. Willard (roll number 0001). Namesake of Willard Hall (Chemistry and Art), Willard served Kansas State as Chemistry Department head, University Vice President, and University President.
Leland Bushnell (roll number 0005). Bushnell was hired at K-State as an Assistant Professor and eventually rose to Department Head of Bacteriology. Bushnell's largest contribution, however, was his research, and he became internationally known for his knowledge of poultry diseases.
Henry Waters (roll number 0067). After heavy involvement at the University of Missouri (eventually becoming Dean of the College of Agrigulture), Waters was named president of Kansas State Agricultural College. He is now the namesake of Waters hall.
Roy Seaton (roll number 0099). After earning his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science, Seaton began as an Assistant Professor, progressed to Professor, and ultimately was named Dean of the College of Architecture and Engineering. He is now the namesake of Seaton hall, the largest hall at Kansas State University.
Kenney Ford (roll number 0139). Namesake of Kenney Ford Dormitory, Brother Ford began his service to the University as the Executive Secretary of the Alumni Association. Under his leadership, the organization became 40,000 members strong, and launched the K-Stater alumni magazine. Ford also was responsible for planning the K-State Student Union and was President of the American Alumni Council.
Vernon "Tiny" Foltz (roll number 0183). Brother Foltz followed Brother Bushnell to become Department Head of Bacteriology. He is better known for serving 20 years as Faculty Advisor of the Interfraternity Council. In his namesake is Foltz Terrace (a housing unit off Manhattan Ave), Foltz Conference Room, and a memorial endowment.
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