Wefald paddles competition in namesake hall

By The Mercury

A man with a familiar name won a ping pong tournament at K-State’s Wefald Hall.

Jon Wefald, former K-State president, won the tournament April 7 in the residence hall named after him. He was able to beat about 25 of the building’s residents.

“President Wefald is a very talented ping pong player, which definitely made for an entertaining tournament,” said Brandon Heide, a resident assistant at Wefald Hall. “It was also great to have him interacting with all of us. I had the opportunity to talk with him for a little bit about not only my major but also about current topics like March Madness and K-State sports.”

The building opened for the first time last fall, and was officially dedicated to Wefald on April 1.

Wefald served as K-State’s president for 23 years, beginning the summer of 1986. He is credited with greatly increasing philanthropy to the university and student enrollment, among many other achievements.

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