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2016 Scholarship Celebration brings everyone together

Hannah Hund
Hannah Hund, a Dwane and Velma Wallace Scholar and recipient of the Lee Southwell Naftzger II Scholarship, spoke at the 2016 Scholarship Celebration about the ways her scholarships have helped her.
Allison Geisler
Allison Geisler, recipient of the Charles L. Brungardt Endowed Scholarship, attended the event with donor Charles Brungardt '83.

Music, art, food, conversation, photos and experiences – all were shared by 370 people at the 2016 Scholarship Celebration on Feb. 25 at the Aetna Multi-Purpose Center in Koch Arena. Each of the six colleges and athletics were represented by donors to those areas and/or their scholarship recipients. This was the second biennial event hosted by the WSU Foundation. Every other year the events are lunches or receptions and individualized by college.

Audrey Schultz
Audrey Schultz ’91 completed this painting in only 50 minutes.

Joseph Hunter, WSU Foundation vice president for development, welcomed guests and shared what an honor it was to be among so many generous donors and hardworking students. Eric Sexton, vice president for Student Affairs, echoed Hunter’s sentiments and introduced Hannah Hund, a Dwane and Velma Wallace Scholar and recipient of the Lee Southwell Naftzger II Scholarship. Hund, who is pursing degrees in violin performance and biomedical engineering with minors in chemistry and biology, talked about what she has been able to do because of her scholarship. Junetta Everett ’79, vice president for professional relations at Delta Dental of Kansas, spoke from a donor’s perspective of why she gives back to her alma mater, especially through her scholarship. Elizabeth King, president and CEO of the WSU Foundation, concluded the event. Guests were entertained by the WSU Jazz Trio and Audrey Schultz ’91, who completed a painting of Wu in 50 minutes.

Joseph Hunter
Joseph Hunter, WSU Foundation vice president for development, welcomed nearly 400 attendees to the celebration.
Junetta Everett
Junetta Everett ’79 talked about being the first in her family to graduate from college.

 

 

To view more photos from the event, please go to the WSU Foundation Facebook page here and view the 2015-2016 Scholarship Celebration photo album.