The Lyman B. Kellogg Society
The Lyman B. Kellogg Society is comprised of individuals who have made a commitment to Emporia State University by naming the University as the recipient of a gift through their will or estate. Membership in the society is extended to all Emporia State alumni and friends whose deferred gifts will benefit the University through the Emporia State Foundation.
Lyman Beecher Kellogg was the first president of Kansas State Normal School, now known as Emporia State University. The school was located in a stone schoolhouse and had 18 students. Funding, facilities and even teaching materials were limited in the early years, and Kellogg was the only teacher. He taught from a classic background emphasizing Latin and English.
Kellogg left Kansas State Normal School in 1871 and went on to become a member of the state Legislature, a probate judge and eventually Attorney General of Kansas. His leadership and vision set the stage for the future of what was eventually to become Emporia State University.
Members of the Lyman B. Kellogg Society—formerly the Emporia State Founders Society—are invited to the Founder's Day lunch each year. Members of the society are also recognized at the annual Black and Gold event at Homecoming.
The members of the Lyman B. Kellogg Society have a vision for the future. Through their estates, they are setting the stage for the future of Emporia State University, just as Kellogg did 150 years ago.
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