Posted on May 28, 2014 in News
The Alumni Association has tracked Jayhawk family legacies since the early 1900s, when second-generation Jayhawks landed on the Hill. Faithful families have continued to fortify their legacies through the years and, with help from the Office of Admissions and University Archives, the Association has continued to honor legacy students each fall in our Jayhawk Generations tribute. Each fall we are honored to salute second-, third-, fourth-, fifth-, sixth-generations Jayhawks and beyond. Family members and fellow alumni look forward to tracing the histories of KU families and spotting former KU classmates among the photos of parents.
Since 2005 we have featured hundreds of second-, third-, and fourth-generation Jayhawks and highlighted fifty-seven fifth-generation Jayhawks, including Thomas Leach from Jayhawk Generations 2013. Thomas is one of many fifth-generation Jayhawks who are descendants of David Robinson, one of KU’s founding faculty members. We’ve also welcomed three sixth-generation students, including Gabriel Hass, Jayhawk Generations 2012, whose family tradition dates back to 1870. As KU traditions continue to flourish , we look forward to hailing the arrival of freshmen who represent seven generations and beyond.
We are beginning to research the family trees of fall 2014 freshmen, and we will send emails to the families of legacy students who have at least one parent who attended KU and a parent or grandparent who is an Alumni Association member. If you are an Association member sending a legacy freshman to the Hill this fall and you haven’t heard from us by mid-June, please send an email to [email protected], call us at 800-584-2957 or visit our website. The deadline for submissions is July 18, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy your summer before your Jayhawk leaves the nest and heads to Mount Oread.
Update: The deadline has been extended to Aug. 31! There’s still time to have your legacy student featured in Jayhawk Generations.