Spring 2008

Chilly in California

Shocker baseball fans in California

Some 80 Shocker baseball fans from Wichita and the Long Beach area grabbed sweatshirts, jackets, even a blanket or two to help them stay warm on a chilly Saturday afternoon in California when Wichita State took to Blair Field to battle Long Beach State.

Gladys Cooper and Hylagene Hart
Gladys Cooper and Hylagene
Hart are among the Shocker
faithful watching Wichita
State's battle Long Beach
State on March 1.

Neither the chill in the air nor the Shockers’ defeat (5-8) dampened the spirits of the WSU alumni and friends who gathered prior to the game for food, drinks and fun.

Among attendees were Brian and Angela Bascue, Charlie ’71/91 and Cindy ’79/91 Claycomb, Ellen Cover, Gary Fleming, Herb Finley ’63, Kathy Graves ’69, Gus Grebe, Colleen Jackson, Terry Johnson ’78, Tom Johnson ’72, Mary Kircher ’86, Arnold Klisanin ’58/68, Terry Kovac ’68, Ben ’69 and Cheryl ’66 Lucas, Mary Claire Mahoney, Mark Monroe ’80, Lloyd Phelps ’75, Paul ’05 and Dianne Sunny, Dan Waller, Tony Weatherbee and Sheryl Zogelmann.

Among the notes that event coordinator Holly Thompson received shortly after the alumni event was one from Anne Bay, who took her 91-year-old father, The Rev. Guy Howard ’47, out to enjoy the game — and some Shocker camaraderie.

Anne Bay and Guy Howard
Anne Bay with her dad the
Rev. Guy Howard '47.

“Just a short note to say thank you so very much for the wonderful day at Blair Field,” she wrote. “It was so well done and so beautifully put together.

“My dad used to go to Dodger games quite often, and I could tell he really enjoyed being at a game of baseball again. Dad likes basketball, baseball and football, in that order. I am planning to take him to more games (at Blair Field) during baseball season.

“Thank you again, Holly, and to everyone who had anything to do with the event. What a wonderful group of people! Very welcoming.”


A Gala Night for Shockers

The Wichita State community celebrates the 2007 alumni award honorees: Deltha Colvin ’72, David Nygaard ’73/74, Phillip Bowers ’86/91, Karen Countryman-Roswurm ’05/06, Sheryl Wohlford ’82 and Ron Holt ’77.

Harvest Valley Shockers

Students in Cheryl Lucas' second-grade class enthusiastically participate in No Excuses University, a program dedicated to guiding students to plan for and graduate from college.

Chilly in California

Wichita State fans cheer on the Shockers as they battle Long Beach State March 1 in Long Beach, Calif., where the alumni association hosted a pregame get-together.

Rise & Shine 12

For the 12th season, the WSU Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series offers eye-opening lectures and mouth-watering breakfast buffets at the Marcus Welcome Center on Wichita State's beautiful campus.