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Koch Global Trading Center officially opens

KGTC ribbon cutting

About 100 donors, faculty, staff and friends of Wichita State University attended a reception on Friday, Sept. 19 to mark the grand opening of the Koch Global Trading Center. Those participating in the ribbon-cutting were: WSU Foundation President and CEO Elizabeth King, Barton School of Business Interim Dean James Jordan-Wagner, Steve Feilmeier and Cliff Woodard of Koch Industries Inc., WSU Foundation Director of Development for the W. Frank Barton School of Business Angela Dudley, Director of the Koch Global Trading Center Tim Craft, Michael Hinton of Allegro Development, Chair of the WSU Department of Finance, Real Estate and Decision Sciences Rick LeCompte and WSU President John Bardo.


Many gather to dedicate Donald L. Beggs Hall

Beggs Hall dedication: Jim & Karen Johnson, Shirley Beggs, Elizabeth King, Don Beggs

WSU campus leaders, staff and friends attended the dedication of the Donald L. Beggs Hall on September 18, 2014. Pictured above (l-r) are Jim and Karen Johnson, son-in-law and daughter of the late Velma Wallace, who asked the Kansas Board of Regents in 2012 that the Engineering Research Building be named in honor of former WSU President Don Beggs. Wallace contributed $3 million to help pay for the bonds, which were used to construct the facility. Jim Johnson spoke of the long-term relationship Wallace had with the Beggs and her respect for and appreciation of Don Beggs for his leadership at WSU. The Johnsons and Beggs are joined in the photo above by Elizabeth King (second from right), WSU Foundation president and CEO, who also made remarks during the dedication. Other speakers were WSU President John Bardo and WSU College of Engineering Dean Royce Bowden. Beggs Hall houses engineering laboratories and the Applied Technology Acceleration Institute at Wichita State.