Since 1913, the Wichita State University Alumni Association has initiated, organized and sponsored events and programs that benefit our alumni, faculty, friends and students on campus, across the country and around the world. Our mission remains the same: to create, maintain and enhance relationships among Shockers that will foster loyalty, interest and support for one another and for Wichita State.
The Shocker Heritage Fund provides crucial support for the continuation and growth of current association programs, as well as providing for the initiation of new areas of service. Contributions to the fund help us maintain strong and effective alumni programs and traditions, many of which would not exist without the financial commitment of our alumni and friends. A few of the association’s programs, events and services are listed here:
• Scholarship support, including “Drive Your Pride” Kansas License Plate Scholarships and the endowed Shocker Legacy Scholarships
• The Shocker, our full-color magazine, and our other communication offerings that all feature stories and news about Wichita State and our worldwide community of Shockers
• Sponsorship, creation and growth of alumni chapters, clubs, professional societies and our Shockers Forever student group
• Maintaining records for more than 140,000 alumni and friends
• Support for such wide-ranging events as Homecoming, the WSU Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series, Shocker Travel opportunities, 50-year and other notable class reunions, and our oldest, longest-running traditional event — the WSU Alumni Awards banquet and program.
We hope you will choose to help support these and other programs maintained by the WSU Alumni Association by making a contribution to the Shocker Heritage Fund. To make a donation online using your credit card, click here. A receipt will be mailed to you once your gift is processed and you will receive recognition in our alumni magazine, The Shocker. Even better, you will be able to take pride – Shocker pride – in knowing that you have helped to make our future as strong as our past!
Call Donna Lamb at the WSU Alumni Association if you'd like additional information about the Shocker Heritage Fund. We're at 1-888-316-ALUM. Local callers dial 978-3836.