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Human Ecology's latest: Mary and Carl Ice Hall

Friday, October 4, 2013

A new moniker: Mary and Carl Ice Hall

A new moniker: Mary and Carl Ice Hall

Mary and Carl Ice Hall, 1310 Research Park Drive in Manhattan, is the latest addition to the College of Human Ecology facilities at Kansas State University. It will be named and dedicated at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.

A reception and tour of the building, to be used for research, development, outreach and innovation, will follow. In May the college purchased the 20,000 square-foot structure, former home of NanoScale, through a gift from the Ices and a combination of private funds.

It will provide laboratory space for larger-scale research projects in the college. Moving to Mary and Carl Ice Hall will be the Sensory Analysis Center in the Department of Human Nutrition, NASA project in the Department of Kinesiology, Programs for Workplace Solutions and the Personal Financial Planning Clinic in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, research projects in the Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design and the Institute for Academic Alliances.

Mary and Carl Ice

Mary and Carl Ice

"We need to have facilities that attract top research scientists. Having appropriate facilities will help advance our college and the land grant mission of Kansas State University,” Mary Ice said. “We need to provide our students with the best educators and facilities possible and give them chances to grow as individuals as they are earning their degrees.”

“Mary and I have been very blessed with many opportunities,” Carl Ice said. “With that comes the responsibility to be leaders and model the way. We do our best to fulfill that responsibility.”

Mary Ice graduated from K-State with a bachelor’s degree in home economics education in 1980 and a master’s in adult and occupational education in 1988. She is president of the College of Human Ecology alumni advisory board, a member of the Alumni Association board, a member of the Ahearn Advisory Committee and a member on the President’s Council on Athletics.

A 1979 graduate in industrial engineering, Carl Ice is president and chief operating officer of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation. He is past chair of the engineering advisory council and a member of the KSU Foundation Board of Directors.

Both serve on the Board of Trustees of the KSU Foundation.

Dean John Buckwalter will lead the renaming ceremony.

“It is our goal to provide students with the best educators and facilities we can,” he said. “We can’t do that without the support and dedication of people like Mary and Carl Ice.”

Added Carl Ice, “Kansas State is a special place with special people and great leadership. We are convinced Kansas State and the College of Human Ecology will continue to make a difference for many people.”

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This article was posted on Friday, October 4, 2013, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design, Center on Aging, College News, Family Studies & Human Services, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, Hospitality Management, Institute of Personal Financial Planning, Kinesiology, Sensory Analysis Center.