Spring 2017

Painting the Town Yellow

Rachel Lee and Alex Durano
Rachel Lee and Alex Durano are announced as
Homecoming 2017 Queen and King during halftime
ceremonies at the Feb. 4 Wichita State vs. Illinois
State men’s basketball game.

Homecoming 2017: Paint the Town Yellow took place the week of Jan. 30, culminating with the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen during halftime ceremonies at the Wichita State Shocker basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Charles Koch Arena.

Homecoming festivities featured everything from Shocker basketball watch parties, to an Alumni & Student Networking Mixer held at KMUW offices in Old Town, to a crazy-fun hypnotist show at the CAC Theater and an outdoor Campus Food Truck Rally and Clothes Drive, at which Shockers Forever and WSU students came together to collect clothes for the United Methodist Open Door Charity.

Marché Fleming-Randle, WSU senior assistant dean and assistant to the president for diversity, and Courtney M. Marshall, WSUAA president and CEO, congratulated King Alex Durano, who’s studying finance at Wichita State, and Queen Rachel Lee, an elementary education major, as well as members of the 2017 Homecoming Royalty Court, all of whom are seniors at WSU: Emily Mullens, Austin Shelby, Carlie Hurst, Trent Chamberlain, Rachael Manske, Wyatt Clark, Laura Brockmeyer and Nil Parikh.

The WSUAA and Shockers Forever, the hosts of Homecoming 2017: Paint the Town Yellow, thank these event partners and supporters: Shocker Athletics, Student Activities Council, Student Government Association, the Career Development Center, KMUW, the University Bookstore, Power 93.5’s The Hit Man & Miranda and the Young Professionals of Wichita.


Shocker Faces

Shocker personalities show up everywhere. Take a look!

Painting the Town Yellow

Homecoming 2017: Paint the Town Yellow took place the week of Jan. 30, culminating with the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen on Feb. 4.

Board Chair's Message

Summer is upon us, as are the typical winds of Kansas. I analogize those winds as the metaphorical, transformational type at the root of the changes on our campus

President and CEO's Message

The WSUAA is the “keeper of traditions,” and we’re excited to have an opportunity to build upon traditions and create new ones as we transition into the American Athletic Conference.

Shocker Fans Vie for Trophy

Spirits ran high with members of the WSU Alumni Association’s Women United for the Shockers group during the March 10 Bracket Chatter get-together at AJ’s Sports Grill at The Alley.

WSU Class of 1967 Returns to Campus

Special tours, get-togethers, attendance at the 61st WSU Alumni Awards banquet and ceremony, and induction into Wichita State’s 50 Year Club were all on the activity-queue for the Class of 1967’s return to campus.

Shocker Baseball Faithful Tailgate with Special Guests

Todd Butler, Mike Kennedy, Brent Kemnitz and Courtney Marshall address WSUAA BAT Party-goers before the Wichita State Shockers take the field against the Cowboys of Oklahoma State.

Congratulations, WSUAA Scholars!

For the 2017-2018 academic year, the WSU Alumni Association will be providing scholarships to the highest number of recipients in the history of its administration of the WSU Drive Your Pride License Plate Scholarship and the WSU Legacy Endowed Scholarship.


WSUAA News and Events

Association Partners with F45

In keeping with Wichita State’s emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship, the WSU Alumni Association helped bring an F45 fitness studio to campus.