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Why We Give

Why We Give

Why do alumni and friends support WSU? Because we're proud and we can make a difference. See what our alumni and friends have to say about giving to the university they love:

Mary and Gus Campuzano, WSU Supporters

Mary and Gus Campuzano

“We’ve had scholarship students from Asia, from South America — it’s been a rewarding experience.”

-Gus Campuzano, WSU supporter

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Rob '79 and Tammy '85, '89 Kenagy

"We hope that [our] scholarship will allow students to pursue a career in music education with less of a financial burden from their studies."

-Tammy Kenagy '85, '89, WSU supporter

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Bill and Dorothy Cohen, WSU Supporters

Dorothy and Bill Cohen

"Bill and I realized how important infrastructure is to a university. We want to support that effort."

-Dorothy Cohen, WSU supporter

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Scholarship recipient Madison Starns with donor Jay Keener

Jay Keener '67, '74 and scholarship recipient Madison Starns

"We wanted to give back to our community, our university and to do something that will help young adults get their start in life."

-Jay Keener, WSU supporter

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Looking For More Reasons?

Supporting Our Students - scholarships and fellowships attract outstanding students who are change-agents for the future. Support ensures that tuition is not a barrier to academic success for young talent.

Our Faculty - supporting professorships and chairs helps us recruit world-class scholars and researchers while retaining the talent currently at Wichita State. Faculty support will enable WSU to fill positions focused on innovation and engaging research that has the potential to improve the region's social and economic well being.

Our Academics - giving to academic programs like art, humanities, libraries and more ensures our programs will continue to enrich student life for years to come.

Our Colleges - supporting the university colleges provides students with vital academic support, important events like guest lectures, adequate learning space, technology and more.

Our Research - supporting our research efforts allows Wichita State, the state's only metropolitan area research university, to continue growing undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate research. By supporting research, you enable WSU to become the region's foremost economic development laboratory to develop a sustained pipeline of research innovation.


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