Winter 2001


event promo piece with Don and Shirley Beggs

A Spooky Affair

Nearly 200 Shockers of all ages showed up for some frightfully freakish family fun Oct. 27 at Eberly Farms.

Highlights included haunted hayrack rides, pumpkin decorating and a cryptful of food and drinks.

Special guests were WSU President Don and First Lady Shirley Beggs, who enhanced the spookiness of the WSU Alumni Association-sponsored affair by promoting the event as Dr. Frankenstein and Bride.



Dog Mushing & Moose Sighting

Phil and Diane ’90/82 Shoemaker and Bill ’71 and Connie ’74 Flanders treated the visiting WSU men’s basketball team to, among other things, a dog-mushing ride and a moose sighting.

Shocker Basketball

Chicago-area alumni cheered on WSU vs. Chicago State Dec. 29. Before the game, alumni gathered for lunch with Coach Mark Turgeon. 

Shocker Spirit

Hutchinson and Great Bend hosted “Coaches Caravan” visits in August with special guests Darryl Smith, Gene Stephenson and Mark Turgeon.

Kansas City
Black and Yellow Bash

KC-area Shockers held their annual bash Aug. 15 with special guests Darryl Smith, Jean Prioleau, Tanner Welch, Tony Madrigal and Jim Schaus. Camille Pankratz ’95, Ron Tennissen ’67 and Mike Taylor ’91 were among attendees.

Shocker Golf

March 21-22 — Phoenix Shocker Open and opening reception with WSU President Don and First Lady Shirley Beggs. 

50-Year Reunion

In addition to reunion-goers listed in the last The Shocker, these University of Wichita class of 1951 members joined in the festivities: Dorothy (McComb) Adams, Gifford Babcock, Lois (Anderson) and Don Barton, Josephine (Pace) Brown, Wilson Cadman, Harry Crow, Alice (Claasen) and Herbert Dodd, David Marteney, Clifton Schopf and Charles Snipes.

Melt the Mavericks

Shocker fans and SAA planners had to surrender to the cold and bring their annual tent party/bonfire/pep rally inside (sans bonfire!). More than 100 guests enjoyed a chili and potato bar before the WSU vs. Texas-Arlington game.

Shocks vs. ‘Cats Booster Bus(es)

Five booster buses made the trip to K-State for WSU’s Dec. 6 win.

Nursing Society

Members of the WSU Nursing Alumni Society, led by president Victoria Mosack ’92/80, have expanded society programs that welcome both undergraduate and graduate nursing students to WSU. 

Watch Parties: National

The association is throwing two Shocker Watch Parties, both at The Chalet, Wichita: vs. Bradley, Jan. 27 and vs. Creighton, Feb. 17. 


Hitting the Mark

Every year since 1955, members of the Wichita State University community celebrate the achievements and service of extraordinary alumni, faculty and staff with an annual awards presentation sponsored and hosted by the WSU Alumni Association.

Director's Corner

The effects of the 9/11 terrorists attacks are experienced throughout the Shocker community.

President's Corner

Eeach of us has a need to feel that we are connected, that we are a part of something larger than ourselves — and WSU provides that connection.

Big-Game Adventure

The 2001 Shocker Safari bagged more than $140,000 in support of alumni and student programs and scholarship opportunities at Wichita State University.

Working in the Real World

Wichita State University junior and sports administration major Sara Barnhart enrolled in the Career Network Experience with the desire to work as an athletic director after graduation.

YAA Bowling for Dollars (But Mostly for Fun)

Wichita State’s Young Alumni Association sponsored its first bowling tournament Sat., June 30 (2001) at Flight Lanes in Wichita.


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