Chelsea Dey in front of Millie the Millipede

The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ (NASPA) Success Coaching Knowledge Community annually recognizes a professional that has shown innovation above and beyond the role as a professional mentor or coach within the field of success coaching. Award winners must adhere to professional standards within the association and demonstrate their unique contributions to success coaching to enhance the life of their students.

Chelsea Dey is one of two coaches who will receive the national award at the NASPA 2024 Annual Conference in March. Dey began her professional career at Wichita State five years ago as the first success coach, serving students in the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Currently, she serves the students in the College of Health Professions and serves as the lead success coach in Student Success. She also serves on a number of campus committees in her current role.

“Chelsea has been instrumental in building the Success Coaching program at Wichita State,” said Kim Sandlin, director of Student Success. “Faculty, staff and most importantly students have all given individual examples of the positive impact she has on student experiences, not only in CHP but also across all majors through her leadership and commitment to coaching students.”

As a renowned professor in her field, Usha Haley, Barton Distinguished Chair in International Business, was recently invited by the Financial Times to write a teaching case on supply chains, China, international trade and international business.

Financial Times cases are used widely in graduate and executive programs worldwide. Her short case on what United States-China tensions mean for technology companies is freely available and downloadable at the link below.

“Professor Usha Haley considers the supply problems faced by technology and electronics companies because of growing restrictions on US-China trade,” the case reads. “Readers are invited to read the article and linked stories and consider the questions raised at the end.”

KSN has published a feature on Wichita State’s Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, which was initially established for testing COVID-19, and its expansion of services to address gaps in clinical microbiology for rural hospitals in Kansas, offering both training and direct support to improve turnaround time and staffing challenges.

Usha Haley — W. Frank Barton Distinguished Chair in International Business — a Barton School graduate program and the World Trade Council of Wichita (WTCouncil) were highlighted in the latest issue of EFMD’s Global Focus magazine on “Internationalizing the Business School in a Changing World.” The article on “Societal Impact through Sustainable Scholarship” written by Usha, Sir Cary Cooper (Alliance Manchester Business School) and Andrew Jack (Financial Times) is available to read online on Global Focus Magazine.

With a worldwide network of 30,000 management professionals from academia, business, public service and consultancies, EFMD Global is a non-profit organization dedicated to management development and, along with AACSB and AMBA, recognized globally as one of three major accreditation bodies for business schools, business school programs and corporate universities.

Elizabeth King

Elizabeth King, president and CEO of the Wichita State University Foundation and Alumni Engagement (WSUFAE), has been approved by the Kansas State Senate for reappointment to the University of Kansas Hospital Authority (KUHA) board of directors. The board, of which 13 members are appointed by the governor, is designated by geographic districts and assists the KUHA in its oversite of operations at the University of Kansas Medical Center hospital.

King, who is retiring from her position at the WSUFAE on March 1, has been on the board since 2013 and has been renewed for a three year term.

Wichita State was featured by Inside Higher Ed for its new minor in student organization leadership, highlighting how it will support students in their co-curricular activities and credential their experience.

Wichita State introduced the minor, housed under the College of Applied Studies, last year to provide Shockers the knowledge and skills they need to be effective leaders within their organizations.

Dr. Sergio Salinas, Ivan Macias, Elizabeth Wilson, Jacob Smith and Joe Jabara

Three students and two faculty members from the School of Computing in the College of Engineering attended the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) Job Fair in Washington, D.C. from Jan. 8-10. The attendees had the opportunity to meet with representatives from various federal agencies, tour the capital and meet Kansas Senator Jerry Moran.

The students, Ivan Macias, Jacob Smith and Elizabeth Wilson, were previously selected by the SFS program as the 2023 CyberCorps Scholars from WSU. Funded through National Science Foundation (NSF) grants, the program provides scholarships for up to three years of support for cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate education. In return for their scholarships, recipients agree to work after graduation for the United States Government, in a position related to cybersecurity, for a period equal to the length of the scholarship. Dr. Sergio Salinas, an associate professor in the School of Computing, and Joe Jabara, the director of cybersecurity education in the School of Computing, accompanied the students.

Kim Moore

Kim Moore, executive director of Workforce, Professional and Community Education, is one of four newly elected members to 1EdTech’s board of directors. Her four-year term started Jan. 1, and she will work to further the mission and goals of the organization.

Moore is an innovative and entrepreneurial leader, focused on establishing collaborative business and industry partnerships, which lead to the development of skill-based learning and training initiatives that support employers and job seekers and stimulate the state and local economies.

1EdTech aims to achieve an open, trusted and innovative ecosystem to help learners, serves as a voice for those improving education and represents over 900 organizations in education, corporate learning and edtech suppliers.

Corri Newman, CSD student, is presented her award by KSHA Executive Director, Susie Ternes.

Corri Newman, first year SLP student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), was recently awarded the Kansas Speech-Hearing Association’s (KSHA) Dixie Heinrich Servant Leadership Award.

Susie Ternes, KSHA’s executive director, surprised Newman before a class to present her certificate and award check. CSD faculty, staff and students joined in the celebration of a well-deserved recognition. In October, Newman was also selected as one of the winners of KSHA’s Margaret Byrne Sarricks Scholarship.

“I’m overwhelmed with gratitude to be selected for such a prestigious award,” Newman said. “I’m proud to be part of the CSD program and appreciate our wonderful staff.”

Dr. Joel Alderson and MLS student Isai Chavira

Congratulations to Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) student Isai Chavira for being selected as the recipient of the annual endowed scholarship from Southcentral Pathology Laboratory for spring 2024. Isai was nominated by faculty in the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences for his dedication and outstanding academic performance in the program. Jayron Banks, scholarship recipient in spring 2023, will continue to receive the scholarship in spring 2024. Congratulations Isai and Jayron.

The Southcentral Pathology Scholarship award was established in 2021 by Dr. Joel Alderson, president of Southcentral Pathology in Wichita, the largest group of surgical pathologists in southcentral Kansas. This generous award provides full-ride scholarships to two deserving students each year in the WSU MLS program. Recipients are chosen based on merit and financial need, and each student receives an equal amount of funds. This is the largest scholarship donation to the MLS program. We sincerely appreciate Dr. Alderson for his invaluable support to the WSU MLS program and its students.