Join virtual EPDA Alumni reunion March 1

There will be an Educational Professionals Development Act (EPDA) Alumni reunion at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 via Zoom. After fifty years, the alumni will reunite to talk about their experiences and how the EPDA enriched their lives.

Fifty years ago, the United States made one of the largest investments in education, the EPDA, which offered grants to institutions to provide accelerated master’s programs to educators. Wichita State was the recipient of one of the grants to provide an accelerated Master of Arts in history program for those who had completed a bachelor’s degree and were currently working in education.

Those accepted received free tuition and a stipend to cover living expenses. This gave the students an opportunity to devote themselves full-time to study without the need for employment. People from across the country competed for the 18 available slots in the program, bringing students from across the country together at Wichita State.

For more information and the Zoom link, contact Dr. Jay Price at