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Scholarship donors and recipients get acquainted at special events

Photos from the 2015 College of Fine Arts and Engineering Scholarship events.
Photos from the 2015 College of Fine Arts and Engineering Scholarship events.

The WSU Foundation hosted two events recently to bring together donors who have established scholarships at Wichita State University and the students who receive them.

Upcoming Scholarship Events
All events are held at the Marcus Welcome Center.

College of Health Professions Scholarship Reception
March 2; 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Jabara Scholarship Announcement and All Scholars Luncheon
March 13; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

W. Frank Barton School of Business Scholarship Reception
March 26; 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / General Scholarships Reception
April 27; 2 - 3:30 p.m.

About 100 people attended the WSU College of Engineering Scholarship Reception on Jan. 29 at the Marcus Welcome Center. Engineering Dean Royce Bowden provided remarks along with Dale Maltbie, retired president and CEO of Professional Engineering Consultants of Wichita. Maltbie, who earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Wichita State, praised the educational experience he had here. He noted, however, how different it is from the experiential learning that engineering students today receive, and he praised WSU President John Bardo’s vision for applied learning. Maltbie and his wife, Debbie, have established a scholarship for engineering students from rural areas. Also speaking at the event was Matthew Schrader, a scholarship recipient who is majoring in mechanical engineering.

The WSU College of Fine Arts Scholarship Luncheon drew about 95 people to the Marcus Welcome Center on Feb. 4. Guest speaker was Ann Ross, who with her husband established the Ann and Dennis Ross Faculty of Distinction in Opera at Wichita State. The position is held by renowned bass-baritone Alan Held, a WSU alumnus. Ross described two kinds of philanthropic donors: Those who give to sustain life and those who give to enhance life. She and her husband, she said, are in the latter group. They prefer to support the arts, which they think beautifies the world around them. Though neither graduated from WSU, they believe they have a duty to “bloom where they are planted.” Also giving remarks were Casey Bagnall, a music theater and dance major who will graduate this spring, and Wendy Hanes, assistant dean of the College of Fine Arts.