Fall 2016


We Will We Will Shock You

Wichita State’s bold vision to become the world’s example for applied learning and research — to be an Innovation University — will take some serious coin to fully realize: $250 million, in fact, which is the goal for the WSU Foundation’s Shock the World campaign.

Boeing In Her Blood

Leanne Caret ’90, president and CEO of Boeing’s $30 billion St. Louis-based Defense, Space and Security business, is a second-generation employee of the world’s largest aerospace company. Both of her parents worked at Boeing. In fact, they met there. “It’s part of who I am,” she says. “I bleed Boeing blue. It’s just that much a part of me.”

Backcourt Pros

We’re not quite used to it yet: seeing Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker on the basketball court in anything but Shocker yellow and black. But, defying the odds as they’re known to do, there they are in National Basketball Association team colors, VanVleet in Toronto Raptor red and black, and Baker in NY Knickerbocker orange and blue.