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Photo and Audio Files

Below are links to downloadable photos and other materials provided by the WSU Foundation for media use with related news releases. To download without viewing, right click on the link. If you need assistance, you may contact Lynn Deckinger, WSU Foundation director of marketing and communications, at (316) 978-5624 or

5/16/18 Wayne and Kay Woolsey give $12 million to Wichita State University to support the Barton School of Business and Geology Department | news release

Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

10/12/17 Give Something Back donates $1 million to give deserving students full-ride scholarships to Wichita State | news release

Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

2/16/17 New outdoor sculpture by Tom Otterness will honor the memory of Joan S. Beren | news release

Photos: Joan S. Beren | Drawing of the "Shockers" statue

2/16/17 Wichita State University Foundation announces new board members and officers for FY18 | news release

Photos: Jane McHugh | Lynn Nichols | Paul Allen | Debbie Haynes | Marilyn Pauly | Steve Feilmeier | Denis Dieker | Elizabeth King | Susan Barrett |

2/16/17 With Equity Bank pledge, fundraising for Charles Koch Arena project nears goal | news release

Photos: Student Center: Plaza View | Student Center: West View

11/3/16 Brent Kemnitz shows his enthusiasm for Eck Stadium project by investing in it personally | news release

Photos: Brent Kemnitz

10/31/16 Gift from the late Joan S. Beren will help preserve Wichita State’s outdoor art collection | news release

Photos: Joan Beren

10/5/16 Shock the World campaign to raise $250 million in private funds for Wichita State University | news release

Photos: Elizabeth King | Dr. Bardo | Paul Allen

8/23/16 Wichita State University Foundation announces record-breaking fundraising year | news release

Photos: Elizabeth King

7/5/16 Wichita State University Foundation announces new and renewing board members for FY17 | news release

Photos: Barry Schwan | Clark Bastian | Debbie Haynes | Mike James | Paul Allen | Dennis Dieker | Martin Bauer

7/5/16 WSU Foundation welcomes new leader in Susan Barrett | news release

Photo: Susan Barrett

6/6/16 Dwane and Velma Wallace Foundation pledges $1 million to renovate WSU building named for pioneering couple | news release

Photo: Wallace Hall

1/19/16 - Computer Manufacturer Cybertron Commits $2.5m Gift to Wichita State University Foundation | news release

Photo: Elizabeth King, John Bardo, Keith Pickus, Royce Bowden, Shadi Marcos, Ahmed Aziz, and Emad Mekhail
Photo: Ahmed Aziz, Cybertron CEO
Photo: Shadi Marcos, President and CFO of Cybertron International
Photo: John Bardo, WSU President
Photo: Keith Pickus, WSU Foundation vice president
Photo: Elizabeth King, John Bardo, Ahmed Aziz, and Marilyn Pauly
More Photos and Videos From Cybertron: HERE

9/2/15 - Alumnus pledges $175,000 to Wichita State's engineering faculty for innovation | news release

Photo: Brent Myers '58

8/18/15 - Wichita State University Foundation announces record-breaking fundraising year | news release

Photo: Elizabeth H. King
Photo: John Bardo

7/9/15 - Wichita State University Foundation announces new and renewing board members for FY16 | news release

Photo: Pam Palmer
Photo: Chris Shank
Photo: Jeff Turner
Photo: Pamela Clancy Ammar
Photo: Steve Feilmeier
Photo: Kent Richards
Photo: Marilyn Pauly

5/19/15 - Two new development staff members join WSU Foundation team | news release

Photo: Joe Swanegan

Photo: De'Ron Scott

4/15/15 - Dorothy and Bill Cohen’s $5 million gift will advance Wichita State’s Honors College, University Libraries | news release

Photo: Dorothy and Bill Cohen

Photo: Kimberly Engber, WSU Honors College dean

Video: News conference recap by Jonathan Dennill

3/3/15 - Former student Jeff Blackman establishes fellowship honoring WSU dean Ron Matson | news release

Photo: Jeff Blackman

2/20/15 - Three join WSU Foundation Staff | news release

Photo: Caite Holman, senior director of annual giving

Photo: Kristi Oberg, director of development for Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Photo: JoAnn Graffam, senior director of donor engagement

12/16/14 - $11.25 million pledge from Koch Industries and the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation advances Wichita State University academics, athletics, Innovation Campus | news release

Photo: Koch news conference speakers and special guests. (l-r) Dr. Eric Sexton, WSU athletic director; Meredith Olson, vice president for public affairs, Koch Companies Public Sector LLC; Royce Bowden, WSU dean of the College of Engineering; Steve Feilmeier, Koch Industries executive vice president and chief financial officer; Liz Koch, president of the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation; Dr. Elizabeth King, WSU Foundation president and CEO; WSU President John Bardo.

Photo: Student center study hall rendering.

Photo: Upper level student center map.

Photo: Upper level student center - Southeast rendering.

Photo: Business school building exterior rendering.

Photo: Business school building interior rendering.

Photo: Experiential engineering building exterior rendering.

Photo: WSU Honors College students.

11/25/14 - Wichita State dedicates Westar Energy power systems lab | news release

Photo: Westar Energy lab dedication ribbon-cutting. (l-r) Ward Jewell, WSU professor of electrical engineering; Kelly Harrison, Westar vice president of transmission; Mark Ruelle, Westar president and CEO; Royce Bowden, WSU dean of the College of Engineering; Elizabeth King, WSU Foundation president and CEO. 

10/22/14 - Osher scholarship program for adult learners at WSU receives $1 million endowment gift | news release

Photo: Photograph of three Osher scholarship recipients.

Photo: Susan Norton, director of satellite campuses, workforce development and adult learning.


10/02/14 - Bloomfield Foundation pledges $2.5 million to create Chair in Engineering Innovation at Wichita State University | news release

Photo: WSU President John Bardo, WSU Foundation President & CEO Elizabeth King, Sam and Rie Bloomfield Foundation Trustee Bill Lucas, College of Engineering Dean Royce Bowden and Sam Bloomfield Chair in Aerospace Engineering, Executive Director of the National Institute for Aviation Research and Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer John Tomblin.


9/25/14 - Estate gift gives WSU researchers access to vast Flint Hills acreage | news release

Photo 1: Greg Houseman, associate professor of biology at Wichita State University, stands near a gated entrance to the Youngmeyer Ranch in the Flint Hills near Beaumont. Earl and Terri Youngmeyer left provisions in their will granting Wichita State researchers access to their 4,600-acre ranch to conduct field work and research.

Photo 2: Greg Houseman, center, associate professor of biology at Wichita State University, recently toured the Youngmeyer Ranch with other WSU researchers and administrators. Wichita State faculty and students will have access to the Flint Hills property, thanks to a bequest made by Earl and Terri Youngmeyer.

Photo 3: Greg Houseman, associate professor of biology at Wichita State University, in a field at the Youngmeyer Ranch in the Flint Hills.


9/18/14 - Ribbon-cutting marks grand opening of Koch Global Trading Center | news release

Photo: Koch Global Trading Center


8/29/14 - WSU Foundation announces staff changes | news release

Photo: Stacie Williamson
Photo: Kara Johnson


7/24/14 - WSU Foundation welcomes two new leaders in Joseph Hunter and Keith Pickus | news release

Photo: Joseph Hunter
Photo: Keith Pickus


7/18/14 - New development director named at WSU Foundation | news release

Photo: Kim Bair


5/20/14 - Dan Glickman donates papers to University Libraries at Wichita State | news release

Photo: Dan Glickman views some of his papers and memorabilia displayed at University Libraries at Wichita State
Photo: Speakers at the May 19 Dan Glickman event were Don Gilstrap, University Libraries dean; Elizabeth King, WSU Foundation president & CEO; Russ Meyer, chairman emeritus of Cessna Aircraft; Glickman; and John Bardo, WSU president.


4/23/14 - Allegro Development provides $2.3 million worth of software to WSU's Koch Global Trading Center | news release

Photo: Representatives of Allegro Development, Wichita State and Koch Industries


4/15/14 - Photo of Lou Heldman with Tom Devlin and his wife, Myra, for WSU news release | news release

Photo: Lou Heldman with Tom Devlin and his wife, Myra


2/19/14 - Organ professor’s quest to make great music at Wichita State continues posthumously | news release

Photo: Robert Town with the Marcussen organ


2/12/14 - TECT Aerospace pledges $100,000 to support STEM-mentoring initiative in Wichita | news release

Photo: TECT Aerospace representatives and Wichita State officials


1/29/14 - WSU Foundation welcomes new development director, Marya McCrae | news release

Photo: Marya McCrae


1/13/14 - Cargill pledges $120,000 to help make Koch Global Trading Center a success | news release

Photo: Jody Horner
Photo: Bill Chandler 

1/2/14 - $1 million gift to Wichita State seeks to inspire and reward groundbreaking work | news release

Photo: John A. See, James Rhatigan and Linda Constable


12/19/13 - Westar Energy pledges $125,000 to upgrade power systems lab at Wichita State | news release

Photo: WSU Foundation and Westar leadership


11/15/13 - James J. Rhatigan honored by Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) | news release

Photo: James Rhatigan and Edwin Shafer
Photo: James Rhatigan


11/1/13 - Estate gift from chemistry professor is largest ever given by WSU faculty, staff | news release

PhotoErach Talaty

10/24/13 - Wichita State fills three endowed professorships | news release

PhotoBarbara Morriao
Photo: Michael Papadakis 
Photo: Susan Sterrett

10/2/13 - Elizabeth King appointed to the University of Kansas Hospital Authority Board of Directors | news release

PhotoElizabeth King

8/27/13 - Wichita State University Foundation announces corporate officers for FY14 | news release

PhotoBill Moore
PhotoMarilyn Pauly
PhotoCraig Barton
Photo Dale Maltbie

8/13/13 - Koch Industries' pledge to help establish global trading center | news release

PhotoWSU's Rick LeCompte and Richard Dinkel, corporate controller for Koch Industries

7/10/13 - Clay Blair establishes fellowship at Wichita State to honor Kansas entrepreneur | news release

Photo: Kansas entrepreneur Gene Zaid

7/8/13 - Anonymous Wichita State alumnus finances men's basketball locker room renovation | news release

Photo: Locker room renovation rendering

7/2/13 - Velma Wallace leaves $6 million-estate gift to Wichita State University Foundation | news release

Photo: Velma Wallace

6/4/13 - Wichita State's Anna Elizabeth Walsh Humanities Scholarship awarded to Erin Gray | news release

Photo: Erin Gray

4/30/13 - WSU professor Wilson Baldridge receives WSU Foundation fundraising award | news release

Photo: Wilson Baldridge

9/4/12 - Caleb Klein joins WSU Foundation as development officer for the College of Education and the Kansas City and Oklahoma regions | news release

Photo: Caleb Klein

8/29/12 - Sam Ramey to become WSU guest artist in residence | news release

Photo: Sam Ramey | Sam Ramey Biography

7/20/12 - The success of the Promise for the Future campaign translates into personal impacts | news release

Photo: Speakers at the Promise for the Future celebration: WSU Foundation Vice President for Planned and Annual Giving Mike Lamb ’80, WSU Foundation President and CEO Elizabeth King, Cindy ’77, ’85 and Barry Schwan, Promise for the Future campaign co-chairs; and WSU President John Bardo.

6/18/12 - Britt Brown contributes major gift to WSU Foundation | news release

Photo: Britt Brown


5/9/12 - Awards given to Gridley, Hoover and Allen at WSU Fairmount Society Dinner | news release

Photo: Curt Gridley, Tracy Hoover, Don and Shirley Beggs, and Paul Allen


4/30/12 - WSU Foundation names Dr. Julie Bees recipient of the first Faculty/Staff Fundraising Award | news release

Photo: Dr. Bees and Bill Moore, chair-elect of the Foundation board


8/1/11 - WSU Foundation announces slate of new board officers and members | news release

2/25/11 - Wichita State University Foundation announces $300,000 gift from retired professor | news release

Photos: Maggie and Ed Sawan | Maggie Sawan

Photos from the news conference: Elizabeth King, WSU Foundation president and CEO; Ravi Pendse, WSU associate provost; and Ed Sawan, WSU professor emeritus in electrical engineering and computer science; and Don Beggs,WSU president | Don Beggs, Ravi Pendse, Ed Sawan | Ed Sawan and Don Beggs | Elizabeth King and Armida and Joseph Sawan | Zulma Toro-Ramos, WSU dean of the College of Engineering, and Ed Sawan

Audio from the news conference (MP3): Elizabeth King, WSU Foundation president and CEO | Ravi Pendse, WSU associate provost | Don Beggs, WSU president


Longwell joins the WSU Foundation as special events director | news release

Wichita State University Foundation launches Promise for the Future campaign | news release

Wichita State University department of anthropology benefits from David Jackman estate | news release

Staffing changes at the WSU Foundation | news release

WSU Foundation's new board officers who will serve from FY11 to FY13 | news release