November 30, 2022 — Betty and Art Wood shared a passion for music throughout their lives, and their legacy of supporting the arts continues through their gift of $1 million from their estate to support the Music Associates Endowed Fund at Wichita State.
November 15, 2022 — It’s Giving Tuesday! Join us and Shockers around the world to support the future of our beloved university. You can help create an even greater impact for WSU by sharing how you’re supporting WSU to your network. Share the link below and help us pave the way for new opportunities at Wichita State.
November 15, 2022 — It’s one week until Giving Tuesday, and this year we want you to join us in supporting the academic colleges across Wichita State by making a gift to the Shocker Fund. These funds can be directed to the college or department of your choice and are used to support students and improve programs.
November 14, 2022 — In addition to ongoing fundraising priorities for academic colleges and campus units, the WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement (WSUFAE) is making progress on fundraising goals for the year and continues to work toward advancing the university’s top priorities.
November 10, 2022 — The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) – Greater Wichita Chapter recognized two WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement staff members at the recent AFP National Philanthropy Day luncheon. Alyssa Scott, director of development for the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was recognized as the Outstanding New Professional, demonstrating leadership skills comparable to those with much more experience. Darin Kater, vice president of development, was recognized as the Outstanding Fundraising Professional for his exemplary work as a fundraiser and leader.
November 1, 2022 — Wichita State University sees many returning adult and nontraditional students each year, and after graduating in 1971, Ed Vega thought about one day doing something to help them. Today, Vega wants to honor the pursuit of education his mother inspired in him by designating a planned gift in her name toward a scholarship for women who are returning adult students.
November 1, 2022 — With a company mission to improve the lives of members and the communities it serves, Meritrust Credit Union is deeply committed to creating opportunities in the greater Wichita area. To advance that mission, they’ve pledged $200,000 to support the Shocker Success Center at Wichita State University.
November 1, 2022 — President’s Club was founded to honor the legacy of Wichita State’s 15 presidents who advanced the university through the years. Members of the President’s Club include donors who seek to continue the legacy of advancing the university with their generous contributions.
Love statue on WSU campus
November 1, 2022 — Ryan Doll and Joan Wagner have fond memories of their time at Wichita State, easily recalling the instructors and courses that left a lasting impression on their professional lives. But they also remember the challenges they encountered as students. To help the university fill gaps in funding that often get overlooked, the couple is pledging a planned gift valued at $1 million dollars to the university.
October 19, 2022 — Following a national search, Wichita State University’s newly restructured alumni organization — the WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement (WSUFAE) — has hired Stacie Williamson as its new vice president for alumni engagement, effective Nov. 28. Williamson is a 2005 WSU business administration and marketing graduate. “I’m thrilled to join the WSUFAE in this new role,” Williamson said. “As a WSU graduate, I feel immense pride when I step onto campus. WSU President Rick Muma says he’s excited to welcome Williamson back to her alma mater in this new role. “As Wichita State’s influence as an urban public research university grows, … Continue reading "Shocker alumna to lead WSU’s alumni engagement efforts"