Spring 2007

Remember When ....


Class of 1957 members

Remember when the mainstays of WU’s pep program were the 100 Wheaties members who cheered on the Shockers in victory or defeat?

… Ike began a second term as president and Sputnik rocketed into space? Remember when university co-eds across the nation danced to Elvis Presley and the Everly Brothers and tuned in to a brand-new show called American Bandstand? The world said goodbye to Humphrey Bogart, hello to a device called the Frisbee, and Jack Kerouac published a little book called On the Road.

It was 1957, and the University of Wichita graduated a class of nearly 400. If you number among them, you’re invited to return to your alma mater to mark the 50th anniversary of your graduation May 10-12.

Among reunion activity options will be receptions perfect for reminiscing: tours of WSU’s National Institute for Aviation Research, the Ulrich Museum and the Rhatigan Student Center; a Shocker baseball game at one of the country’s premier university stadiums; commencement ceremonies; and a farewell brunch at the Museum of World Treasures, which was founded by Jon Kardatzke ’57.

Sure to be among event highlights will be the 50-Year Club Luncheon, during which returning Class of 1957 members will be inducted into the university’s 50-Year Club and presented commemorative medallions.



Shocker Faces

Shocker personalities show up everywhere. Take a look!

Star Shockers

Greeted by more than 250 well-wishers, toasted with champagne and fêted with fine dining were the 2006 WSU Alumni Awards honorees on Jan. 25.

Shockers of Influence

There are myriad ways for university staff, administrators and faculty members to distinguish themselves: professional awards, grants and publication, to name just three.

Remember When ....

… Ike began a second term as president and Sputnik rocketed into space?


WSUAA News and Events

President's Corner

Trish Brasted ’96 details activities with the association, including Shocker Superheros.

Director's Corner

Debbie Kennedy, WSU Alumni Association executive director talks about improvements at the alumni center.