Alumni honor their past with international student scholarship

When Nighat Ara was 16 years old, she boarded a plane in Pakistan to fly 7,000 miles around the world to Wichita State University. What began as a lonely journey turned into an unforgettable community — one that included her future husband.

To recognize their experience, Ara and her husband, Mosaddaq Turabi, have created an endowed scholarship for students following in their footsteps, with a nod to the electrical engineering program that brought them together.