Photo of the student emcee, Destanee Brigman-Reed, speaking at the 2023 scholarship celebration.
March 13, 2023 — More than half of Wichita State students apply for need-based scholarships, and thanks to the generous support of donors, WSU awarded more than $7 million in scholarship funding in the last year. To recognize the incredible commitment, each spring, the Wichita State Foundation and Alumni Engagement host an event to connect students with the donors who are helping them achieve their dreams.
Photo of the fall 2022 commencement ceremony at Wichita State.
February 1, 2023 — As the WSU grows and changes, commencement continues to reflect the founding values of the university.
Photo of an office worker assisting students.
February 1, 2023 — With a collective 84 years of work at the university under their belts, Don Nance and Pennie Myers have already built an incredible legacy at Wichita State. The couple, who spent years in what is now the office of Counseling and Prevention Services, wants to continue supporting students even when they’re gone. To do that, they’ve created a scholarship to be endowed with their planned gift of approximately $5 million.
February 1, 2023 — Last month, Markis McDuffie ’19 was named an All Star in the top professional basketball league in France.
Photo of Jacob O'Connor spinning a basketball on his finger.
February 1, 2023 — A new series of Shocker profiles will highlight the students, alumni, supporters, faculty and staff who make Shocker Nation all that it can be.
Photo of Joyce DiDonato.
February 1, 2023 — Fresh off a recent rave-generating turn as Virginia Woolf in the Metropolitan Opera’s world premiere of Kevin Puts’ The Hours, Joyce DiDonato ’92 is back on tour in support of her latest album project, Eden.
Art and Betty Wood
December 15, 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. “Private support for the Music Associates Fund at Wichita State has opened doors for meaningful experiences for our students through the years,” says Timothy Shade, director of the School of Music, director of bands, and coordinator of the graduate wind conducting program at Wichita State. “This is one of the largest donations the College of Fine Arts has ever received, and … Continue reading "Shocker supporters leave $1 million estate gift to WSU Music Associates"
December 7, 2022 — Foundation accounts payable: No special dates and times. Business as usual.
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.