Spring 2012

President's Corner


Reflecting back on the events of this fiscal year, it's certainly been a busy, exciting time at WSU — and at the association, which has had continued success with its many mission-serving events, including the We're Not Back to School Bash, the Shocker Honors Scholar Banquet, Homecoming and our annual 50-year class reunion.

We've also spent significant time planning for the future, including revising the association's strategic plan and establishing committees whose members will help plan membership initiatives and our centennial celebration in 2013. As an added bonus this March, the association rallied Shocker fans to Portland, Ore., to support the men's basketball team in the NCAA Tournament. What a great time!

As we end this fiscal year, we also say farewell to two of the association's strongest supporters, President Don Beggs and First Lady Shirley. They have truly been advocates for all WSU alumni, as you'll read about in our cover story, "Right Place, Right Time."

Our fy 2013 looks to be even busier and more exciting! We'll welcome a new President and First Lady to campus, John and Deborah Bardo; continue our mission-serving events; celebrate our association's 100th anniversary; and continue to cheer on our Shocker students, athletes, faculty and alums!

As my tenure as board president comes to an end, I'd like to give a special thanks for all the hard work done by the staff, alumni volunteers and members of the board and executive committee. I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with such a great group of proud Shockers!


Back on Campus

Members of the classes of 1961 and 1962 were back on campus Feb. 23-25 for their 50-Year Reunion and to help celebrate Homecoming 2012: PartyGras.

Queuing Up for BAT Fun

Nearly 200 Shocker fans turned out May 1 for food, drink and fun at the alumni association's annual Baseball Alumni Tailgate Party before heading over to Eck Stadium to cheer on WSU against Kansas State.

Shockers in Portland

Shocker alumni from Wichita and elsewhere converged in Portland, Ore., for the WSU men's basketball team's first ncaa Tournament game since 2006.


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President's Corner

I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with such a great group of proud Shockers!

Director's Corner

Congratulations to all graduates — and thank you to all those who helped prepare them.

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