Spring 2014

Shockers Forever

Advisor's Message

Shockers Forever Core Group members
Core Group members of Shockers Forever, the association's student alumni group, are, from left, advisor Ashlee Baysinger, Emily Blount, president Margaret Ussery, ex-officio member WuShock, Kamika Hicks, Margy Long and Michaela Stephenson.

Shockers Forever, our student alumniassociation, ended the year strong. This year held many challenges that the Core Group faced head on, completing them with flying colors. They even added a few new projects for the year. The Core Group, or executive board, consisted of Margaret Ussery, president; Michaela Stephenson; Alaina Bush; Margy Long; Emily Blount; and Kamika Hicks. This year was a rebuilding year for us. We started out manning membership tables every weekday for the first two weeks of school. We had our membership packages ready – our Shockers Forever T-shirts were folded, cinch bags packed with water bottles, discount cards ready. We were ready to market our student group to the larger Shocker student body.

As the year progressed, we released three T-shirts, started the student-alumni networking event, Dine with an Alum, and prepared and distributed finals goodie bags at the end of both fall and spring semesters. This spring, we also organized a philanthropic T-shirt swap. 

Looking forward to next year, we will be releasing our first Traditions Book. This book will highlight past and present Wichita State happenings, activities and traditions. We will be continuing our Dine with an Alum event and our Shocker Pride shirts for every member. It's going to be another exciting year for the student group. 

Look for our standing message in the Happenings section of future issues of The Shocker. Until then, remember, we are all Shockers Forever.


Once Upon a BAT

Some 250 Shockers of all ages came out to the annual Baseball Alumni Tailgate Party on May 6 before heading over to Eck Stadium to watch the Wichita State baseball team take on Kansas State.

WU's Bracket Chatter

"Voice of the Shockers" Mike Kennedy '71 shares some of his college hoops knowledge with members and guests of Women United for the Shockers who gathered on St. Patrick's Day for fun, food and to fill out NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament brackets.

Shocker Faces

Shocker Snapshots

Uniquely Shocker

Two uniquely Shocker scholarship programs, both administered by the WSU Alumni Association, will be providing scholarships to 22 deserving students so they can pursue their chosen studies during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Shockers Forever

Core Group members of Shockers Forever, the association's student alumni group Emily Blount, president Margaret Ussery, Kamika Hicks, Margy Long and Michaela Stephenson.


WSUAA News and Events

From the Board Chair

It's a great time to be a Shocker — and a member of our Association's uniquely Shocker team.

From the Past Board Chair

Thank you, Shockers, for an astonishing opportunity.