A collage of some of WSU's spring 2024 graduates

More than 2,400 Shockers were eligible for graduation in spring 2024. As they graduate from Wichita State, they will share the story of Shocker Nation through their work.

Hear from some of the graduates about their time at Wichita State and what they are looking forward to in their futures.

Bari Syed

Wichita State’s W. Frank Barton School of Business offers the largest selection of AACSB-accredited programs in Kansas. Bari Syed chose WSU for its Master of Accountancy program because of that status.

Taylor Wallace

Taylor Wallace, a first-generation student from Oklahoma, considers Wichita State home. She enjoys the sights and social life in Wichita and will continue her education at WSU to earn a master’s degree.

Reid Williams in a lab coat

When Reid Williams decided he wanted to become a physician associate, he set his sights on Wichita State University. He said the rigorous program was challenging, but “100% worth it.”

Raúl Alejandro Rangel Fernández

Raúl Alejandro Rangel Fernández learned how to juggle his commitments and studies while earning a graduate degree in Spanish.

Viet Le

Viet Le says that returning to college as an adult learner came with its challenges, but he found a supportive community at Wichita State.

Christine Cleary

Christine Cleary was one of Wichita State University’s 2020 Rudd Scholars. From Clearwater, Kansas, she moved to Wichita for college, which required her to adjust to living in a city, but thanks to the Rudd Scholarship, she was able to fully devote herself to college life and will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene.

Marco Villela

As a first-generation student, Marco Villela had to learn his way around the college life, from enrollment to moving to a new city, but he was able to persist and earn his bachelor’s degree, with plans to continue his education by pursuing a Master of Arts in criminal justice at Wichita State University.

Om Hitendra Mahajan

Om Hitendra Mahajan’s goal is to continue his education in sport management as he prepares to revolutionize sports and sports careers in his home country of India. He is getting his start working with professors and mentors at Wichita State University.

Jordan Cline

Wichita State’s affordability and location brought Jordan Cline to campus. He will use his major in criminal justice to attend graduate school.