Celebrate Linda Starkey’s retirement

A reception to celebrate Linda Starkey’s will take place at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Wilner Auditorium Commons. Starkey, who worked as the director of the School of Performing Arts, has been a guiding light and driving force for the performing arts at Wichita State for more than 40 years.

Throughout her tenure, Starkey was inducted into the Mary Jane Teall Hall of Fame, awarded as the Mary Jane Teall Educator of the Year and received the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Gold Medallion. Her greatest accomplishment has been to teach and inspire students who have graced the stage from Wichita to Broadway.