New twists for scholarship event

Ana Lazarin, director of programs to broaden participation in engineering, and Roy Moye, a scholarship recipient in the WSU College of Engineering, were among those attending the College of Engineering scholarship event last spring at the Marcus Welcome Center.
Ana Lazarin, director of programs to broaden participation in engineering, and Roy Moye, a scholarship recipient in the WSU College of Engineering, were among those attending the College of Engineering scholarship event last spring at the Marcus Welcome Center.
 

The event that pairs donors with their scholarship recipients is going to have a new look and feel this year. In the past the WSU Foundation has hosted a scholarship event for each college. This year, on Feb. 26, all donors and students will come together for an evening of food, conversation, entertainment and education.

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Wichita State Scholarship Dinner


Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Charles Koch Arena
Preferred Health Systems
Multi-purpose Room

5 - 6 p.m. student displays
6 - 8:30 p.m. dinner and program

    “We realize our donors have the potential to attend other events during the year in addition to this one and we are trying to be more conscientious of their time commitments,” said Stacie Williamson, WSU Foundation director for special events. “In addition, some of our donors have funds that cross colleges, so they may be attending more than one scholarship event.”

    Students, too, may have scholarships from more than one college and this would be a good way to minimize their time away from classes, internships or jobs.

    There are additional benefits for donors and students by merging events.

    Both will receive a broader university message, learning about what is happening across campus.

    “What I’m most excited about,” Williamson said, “are the activities planned for the concourse. Students will be able to showcase their work with hands-on displays and demonstrations for all attendees.”

    For instance, physical therapy students might bring a skeleton and a plinth (the table on which a patient lies) to demonstrate what they have learned in class. Education students might hold mini-teaches with smart boards, a modified version of what they are doing as student teachers.

    “This is an opportunity for donors to experience what their students are learning and will put into practice after graduation,” said Williamson. “These activities, combined with great conversation during dinner, will allow donors to fully engage and interact with their students and vice versa.”

    During the program, which will be emceed by students, guests will hear from students of all disciplines and be entertained by student performers. They also will hear from WSU leadership, including WSU President John Bardo and Elizabeth King, president and CEO of the WSU Foundation. Formal invitations will be mailed to donors and other guests in January.

 

 
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