Winter 2019


Kansas City

Wichita State Night at the K

Saturday, April 27 – Wichita State Night at the K, Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Mo. Join fellow Shocker fans to watch the Kansas City Royals take on the Los Angeles Angels in a 6:15 p.m. contest. Fans can receive a Shocker-themed KC bucket hat with the purchase of a theme ticket for the game at kcroyals.com. Hats will only be distributed at Gate A from 4:30-7 p.m. For details: shockeralumni.org.


Baseball Alumni Tailgate Party

Wednesday, April 10 – Baseball Alumni Tailgate Party, Eck Stadium. Come join the WSUAA for our annual family-friendly tailgate party on the Coleman Hill outfield pavilion prior to the Shockers’ game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The BAT Party starts at 6 p.m. with first pitch at 7. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy food, beverages and hanging out with fellow Shockers. For details: shockeralumni.org.

Congrats, Class of 1969

This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1969’s graduation from Wichita State, and the WSUAA invites all class members, as well as the members of WSU’s Fifty-Year Club, to celebrate this milestone together.

Monday, April 15; 8-10:30AM – Meet & Greet Reception followed by a Riding Tour of Campus with Host Dr. James Rhatigan, Woodman Alumni Center.

Monday, April 15; 11:30AM-1PM – Fifty-Year Club Class of 1969 Induction Luncheon & Reunion, Marcus Welcome Center. During the event, special remarks will be given, and Class of 1969 attendees will be introduced and presented commemorative medallions. Details: tate.blanton@wichita.edu.

WSU Alumni Awards

In 1955, the WSUAA presented its first alumni award, the Achievement Award, to Lincoln LaPaz ’20, a noted astronomer. The tradition continues.

Thursday, April 18; 6PM – Alumni Awards Banquet & Ceremony, Rhatigan Student Center, Beggs Ballroom, RSC third floor. The 2018 honorees are introduced on Pages 10 and 11.

For a complete roster of Wichita State Alumni Association events, groups, projects, programs and activities, please visit ShockerAlumni.org.


Shockers and their Bricks

Wichita State alumni and university friends attended the Oct. 22 unveiling of 190 bricks on the Shocker Alumni Walkway.

64th Class of Awards Honorees

The 64th WSUAA Alumni Awards class includes: Frederick “Freddy” Simon ’49, WSU Alumni Achievement Award; Cynthia “Cindy” Carnahan ’73, WSU Alumni Recognition Award; Rodney Miller, University Recognition Award; Rhonda K. Hicks ’95, Laura Cross Distinguished Service Award; and Kyle ’17 and Ricki ’09/16 Ellison, Young Alumni Award.

No Place Like Shocker Nation

WSU seniors Tommy Schmidt and Bethanie Francis were crowned Homecoming 2019 King and Queen as part of the Homecoming 2019: No Place Like Shocker Nation festivities.

Black Alumni Network Gets Connected

Wichita State students and alumni of the WSUAA's Black Alumni Network held a holiday social event at the Experiential Engineering Building.


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