Texas Shocker Spotlight: Alex Day

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Alex Day is a second-generation Shocker who came to Wichita State to study Medical Laboratory Sciences.

Alex Day, from Austin, recommends Wichita State University because of its supportive faculty and its College of Health Professions. She enjoys Wichita’s music scene and exploring the downtown science center Exploration Place, located on the Arkansas River.

Shockers come from all over, and students from selected major metropolitan areas in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas may be eligible to receive regular in-state tuition at Wichita State. Read what some out-of-state students have to say about why they chose WSU — and Wichita — as their new home.


Austin, Texas


Medical laboratory sciences



How did you first hear about Wichita State University?

My mom is an alumna of Wichita State, and I heard about the college from her.

Why did you choose WSU?

The pricing for WSU and the medical and science programs here made a big impact on why I chose Wichita State.

What are some of the opportunities and activities you've participated in at Wichita State?

I represented the Medical Laboratory Sciences Club as vice president in spring of 2023 and as president in fall of 2024. 

One of my favorite memories was a meet-up where a bunch of students from the health professions programs got together for pizza and bowling.

What were your perceptions about the city of Wichita before you visited for the first time?

I thought Wichita was going to be a lot smaller than it is. I came from a big city and was concerned there wouldn’t be much to do.

However, I’ve found that there is definitely a lot to do, on campus and off. I really like all the concert halls in Wichita. I also enjoy all the cool things to do at the Exploration Place.

What would you tell someone who's considering Wichita State?  

For people who are considering choosing WSU, I definitely think that it is a wonderful school with knowledgeable and caring teachers. There are plenty of people on campus who are here to help you succeed in every endeavor you undertake at Wichita State. The student life is like no other! Go Shockers!

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