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Wichita State Society of 1845 members visit at the annual member celebration

Society of 1895

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In 1895, 30 men and women comprised the first class of Fairmount College in Wichita. They, along with the faculty and founders of this college, served as the firm foundation from which the University of Wichita emerged, and now, Wichita State University. The Society of 1895 draws its name from this proud legacy and honors those alumni and friends who have included a gift to Wichita State in their estate plans.

Members of the Society of 1895 are invited to an exclusive, annual luncheon. This year’s Society of 1895 luncheon has been moved to the fall of 2020. (Attendance by invitation only)

Charlie & Gloria Russell visit with Kara Johnson, WSU Foundation at the annual Society of 1895 event

Charlie & Gloria Russell visit with Kara Johnson, WSU Foundation at the annual Society of 1895 event

Society of 1895 luncheon setting on the campus at Wichita State University

Society of 1895 luncheon setting on the campus at Wichita State University

Mike Lamb, Vice President of Wichita State University Foundation visits with Randy and Lynette Miller at the Society of 1895 luncheon

Mike Lamb, Vice President of Wichita State University Foundation visits with Randy and Lynette Miller at the Society of 1895 luncheon

 

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Society of 1895 Luncheon
With your health and safety in mind,
we have canceled the event scheduled for
Oct. 27, 2020.
We regret not being able to gather as a large group,
but hope you will join us in 2021.

Byron Rupp, WSU Foundation visits with Elaine Claven and Bill Bischoff at the Society of 1895 luncheon

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Chad and Deb Clark visit with Alisa Unruh at Wichita State University President's Club member celebration held annually

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