Garvey International Center to be dedicated

9:31:10 AM CDT - Thursday, May 22, 2003

By Carmen Hytche

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The James Sutherland Garvey International Center
The James Sutherland Garvey International Center will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Friday, June 20. The ceremony will be in the parking lot on the east side of the building at 17th and Hillside. Immediately following the ceremony there will be tours of the newly renovated facility.

The Garvey International Center is the central location for all programs and services for international students at Wichita State. International admissions and international programs moved into the Garvey International Center in April. The Intensive English Language Center remains in its current location across the street on Hillside.

Vacant since 1996, the former Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house at 3203 E. 17th was donated to WSU by Fran Jabara in fall 1998. Jabara is a former WSU business school dean and a Garvey family friend.
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James Garvey

James Garvey was a 1947 graduate of WSU. Garvey's career included overseeing Garvey Farms Management and the Service Oil Co. in Colby, Kan. and presiding over Garvey Elevators in Fort Worth, Texas. He died in December 2001.

In his memory, his widow Shirley and siblings Willard Garvey, Ruth Fink and Olivia Lincoln donated funds for the renovation of the former ATO fraternity house and established an International Education Endowment to provide funds for student scholarships and program development.

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