Fall 2017

The Shocker, Fall 2017


Editor: Connie Kachel White
Design: Bryan Masters ’83
Staff Writer: Scott Paske
Contributing Art Director: Cheryl Capps ’79/81
Contributing Writers: Anna Perleberg Andersen; Emily Christensen ’14; Kollen Long ’90/96; Bob Lutz ’84; James J. Rhatigan
Photography: Jeff Tuttle; Connie Kachel White
Illustration: Richard Crowson; Scott Dawson ’86; Dustin Parker

The Shocker is published twice annually by the Wichita State University Alumni Association (WSUAA) for association members and other selected audiences. Copyright © 2017 by the WSUAA. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission is prohibited. Annual magazine subscription is a benefit of membership. For details, please contact the membership coordinator: (316) 978-3826 or stacy.shanahan@wichita.edu. For address changes or other alumni updates, contact the alumni records supervisor: juanita.reed@wichita.edu. Magazine offices are located at 4205 E. 21st Street in the Woodman Alumni Center. Mailing address: 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0054. Phone: (316) 978-3835. Fax: (316) 978-3088. E-mail: connie.white@wichita.edu.

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The Shocker

Wichita State’s alumni magazine
Fall/Winter 2017
Vol. 20, No. 1


Courtney M. Marshall, president and CEO
Tate Blanton, assistant director of alumni programs
Sydney Chandler, assistant director of alumni programs
Scott Heinrichs, director of finance
Donna Lamb, executive assistant
Lynn Loveland, director of alumni programs
Scott Paske, communications associate
Nita Reed, records supervisor
Stacy Salters, assistant director of alumni information
Stacy Shanahan, membership coordinator
Erin Stieben, director of marketing and membership
Connie White, director of communications


Cathy Carrier, chair
Shawn Penner ’92/93, chair elect/vice-chair of administrative programs
Caleb Klein ’10, vice-chair of finance/secretary-treasurer
Kim Hartwell ’78, vice-chair of alumni programs
Bill Luebbert ’85/88, vice-chair of development programs
Vic Everett ’79, vice-chair of university programs
Laura Bernstorf ’04, vice-chair of membership/volunteer recruitment
Chris Purdum ’07, immediate past board chair
Susan Addington ’74
Paul Allen ’70, WSU Foundation board chair, ex-officio
Brandon Baker ’06
John Bardo, WSU president, ex-officio, voting
Chad Blackman ’95, SASO board of directors president, ex-officio
Darron Boatright, WSU director of athletics, ex-officio
Frank Chappell ’68
Cindy Claycomb ’79/91
Marcy Clegg ’02
Mark Clevenger ’74
Dave Cunningham ’86
David Fahrbach ’74
Dana Fleming-Mastio ’78
Arthur Glass, Jr. ’81
Lou Heldman, WSU vice president for strategic communications, ex-officio
Cindy Hoover ’90
Elizabeth King, WSU Foundation president and CEO, ex-officio
Luke Luttrell ’02
Tim Norton
Jamee Sholtz ’06
Lily Wu ’07
Denise Ziegler ’79


The Shocker, Fall 2017

The Shocker is published twice annually by the Wichita State University Alumni Association (WSUAA) for association members and other selected audiences.