Fall 2016


In Memoriam

Leaving lasting legacies are these Wichita State University alumni and friends.

Built for Speed

James R. Bede ’57 built his first airplane at the age of six. The aeronautical engineering graduate then proceeded to become a prolific aircraft designer whose many concepts included a micro jet – the BD-5J – that flew for a James Bond movie.

Like a Sailor Home from the Sea

Artist, writer, graphic designer, entrepreneur, civic volunteer, World War II veteran, husband, father, grandfather great-grandfather: Q. Patric Rowley ’50 was inspiring in many roles and found success in both business and the arts.

Of Stout Heart

As president, CEO and chairman of the board at KG&E, Wilson K. Cadman ’51 was called upon to use insights gained from his University of Wichita studies in psychology, as well as his own talents in getting things done.

Hospitality Maven

Celia (Friedman) Cohen ’67, born in 1923, developed the trailblazing habit of doing things not many women in her day did.

Children's Champion

James J. Snyder, Wichita State University distinguished professor of clinical psychology emeritus, proved to be an insightful teacher and productive researcher.

Devotion to Duty

Thomas C. Raum ’47, retired 18th Judicial District Court of Kansas judge, was also a World War II and Korean War veteran.