Spring 2012

Shockers in Portland

Don and Shirley Beggs with basketball fans
Shocker men's basketball fans, including Shirley and Don Beggs,
gather March 15 for a team send-off at the Hotel Monaco Portland
before the Shockers head to their second-round NCAA Tournament
game against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams.

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

Working with the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission, the alumni association chartered a plane for Shocker faithful to travel together to Portland. Seats on the plane sold out in a matter of days, and the Shocker flyers met up with fellow fans not only for the March 15 WSU second-round tournament game against Virginia Commonwealth at Portland's Rose Garden, but also a series of other activities, including a team send-off before the game and a Friday evening reception at the Hotel Monaco Portland, the team's hotel.

Despite WSU's loss to the VCU Rams, the reception — sponsored by the alumni association, WSU Athletics and the WSU Foundation — was a Shocker success, bringing Portland-area alumni together with alumni, Wichita State officials and university friends who made the trip. Among the hundreds of Shockers in Portland were Jan and Jerry '63 Aaron, Rachel '01 and Paul '70 Allen, Pamela Ammar '80, Jack Focht, Debbie Gurnsey, Pam Hamrick '70, Stacy and Joe '99 Hand, Debbie Haynes '76/76, Joy '00 and Brian '96 Heinrichs, Denise Irwin '83, Zach Koch '07/09, George Neavoll, Joe Palacioz '71/76, Cindy '77/85 and Barry Schwan, Rick Schoepf, Ralph Vautravers '52, Sheryl Wohlford '82 and Jim Zielke '86.


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.


WSUAA News and Events

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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