Mr. and Mrs. Jon Callen created this scholarship because they are avid supporters of fine arts and young people at Wichita State University and the local community. Mrs. Kelly Callen’s first involvement with WSU students was as the alumni adviser for her sorority in the late 1970s. Since then, she has been active as an adviser to the College of Fine Arts and the Ulrich Museum of Art. Mrs. Callen is also on the WSU Foundation National Advisory Council. Mr. Callen has supported the geology department and the College of Engineering since graduating from WSU with his master’s degree in geology in the early 1980s.
Their love of the arts is apparent through their participation with many of the local theater companies and organizations, such as the Music Theatre of Wichita, Stage One and Arts Partners.