How will you make your impact this New Year? Here are 18 ways you can help make it count.

18. Attend Encampment.We’re kicking off the spring semester with Encampment: Positioning Ourselves for Excellence! Frankfort community leaders, faculty, staff, students and alumni join us January 8 as we continue to move #KSUForward together.

17. Vote for Miss KySU. Miss Kentucky State University Dorian Wright needs the support of Thorobreds across the globe as she vies for the top spot in the Ebony HBCU Campus Queens competition. Vote as many times as possible until Jan. 20.

16. Update your information. Moved? Different email address? Let us know so we can keep you informed on what’s happening at Kentucky State.

15. Maximize your impact. Find out if your company will match your donation to Kentucky State, and double your gift. #BredsGiveMore

14. Challenge your friends to give. Make your donation to Kentucky State and challenge 10 of your friends to do the same. #BredsGiveMore

13. Purchase a KySU license plate. Take your Thorobred pride with you wherever you drive. Your Kentucky State University license plate purchase also supports student scholarships.

12. Share your news. Got a new job? Recently married?  We want to share your exciting news with Thorobreds everywhere. Email details to

11. Visit the Thorobred Shop. Located in the Capital Plaza Hotel (Frankfort), The Thorobred Shop features alumni gear, mugs, key chains, license plates, items from the Commonwealth of Kentucky and more. For more information, contact Janet Fritz at (502) 227-0114 or via email at

10. Share a memory from your time at KySU. What made Kentucky State special for you? Your experience could inspire a student to attend. #Bred2Succeed

9. Thank a former professor. We all can look back at our time at Kentucky State and think of at least one professor who inspired us. Let them know the profound impact they had on the person you are today. #Bred2Succeed

8. Get involved. Join your local alumni chapter and discover benefits and ways you can help move #KSUForward.

7. Stay informed. Get the latest KySU updates by visiting the university’s website and engaging with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

6. Attend events. Connect with Kentucky State at upcoming campus, alumni or athletics events. Whatever your interest, there’s an event for you! Find out more at

5. Help a current Thorobred discover their passion. Share internship and cooperative education experiences your employer offers with current Thorobreds, email

4. Be loud. Let everyone know why you’re proud to be a Thorobred! #BredProud

3. Volunteer. Mentor a Kentucky State student, email
to learn how.

2. Give Back. Make your gift to the KSU Forward Fund today! Help current students close the financial gap. #BredsGiveMore

1. Help recruit students to KySU. Know someone deciding on what college to attend? Take the time out to tell them about Kentucky State University! Need more information or resources? Email