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The Office of Financial Aid pose in their Suspenders4Hope T-shirts

June 6, 2024 Suspenders4Hope is highlighting different departments and individuals on campus who are advocates for mental health and hopes their stories will inspire others to continue supporting one another in the community. The Office of Financial Aid is being recognized for its efforts in alleviating financial stressors for students and being advocates for mental health awareness

Adult learners

June 5, 2024 - Wichita State University is building on success with Shocker Pre-Season programs by offering adult learners a chance to start the school year confident and connected.

Nick Solomey and Tyler Nolan with the detector they are studying

May 7, 2024 As humanity begins to return to the moon and farther beyond, new technologies will need to be invented to assist in sustainable, long-term human-helmed missions. To help develop this technology, NASA has awarded a $133,342 grant to Wichita State University to research a more cost-effective detector for harmful radiation from space.

Raúl Alejandro Rangel Fernández

May 6, 2024 — Raúl Alejandro Rangel Fernández learned how to juggle his commitments and his studies while earning a graduate degree in Spanish.

Reid Williams

May 6, 2024 — When Reid Williams decided he wanted to become a physician associate, he set his sights on Wichita State University. He said the rigorous program was challenging, but “100% worth it.”

Taylor Wallace

May 6, 2024 - Taylor Wallace, a first-generation student from Oklahoma, considers Wichita State home.

Marco Villela

May 03, 2024 As a first-generation student, Marco Villela had to learn his way around the college life, from enrollment to moving to a new city, but he was able to persist and earn his bachelor’s degree, with plans to continue his education at the Graduate School at Wichita State University.

Michael Sengvilay

May 02, 2024 Micheal Sengvilay always wanted to help people, which is why he came to Wichita State University to pursue a career in oral health. While at WSU, he persevered through challenges and is now graduating with his bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene and plans to attend dental school.

Andres Saenz Jr.

May 1, 2024 — Andres Saenz Jr. fell in love with Wichita State University when he attended basketball games with a neighbor. Since he’s been a student here, he’s found a sense of belonging through an empowering campus community.  

Jade Driggs

April 12, 2024 — With two young children at home, U.S. Air Force Major Jade Driggs needed to learn to ask and accept help from others while she was working toward her Ph.D. in human factors psychology. She chose Wichita State University for its impressive human factors psychology program and the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Morgan Campbell

April 29, 2024 — The military brought Morgan Campbell and her family to Wichita, and she decided to make it her home. She has earned a master’s degree in social work, and she plans “to promote safety, growth, and opportunities” for families in her practice. 

Gabriel Fonseca

April 12, 2024 — As a full-time employee of Wichita State University, Gabriel Fonseca struggled to balance work, classes and a personal life while he pursued his doctoral degree; but, ultimately, the support of the university community helped him persevere.

Sierra Marie Bonn with her Shocker regalia

April 30, 2024 Sierra Marie Bonn struggled to balance her work and education, but with the help of scholarships from the Miss Kansas Organization, she was able to earn an undergraduate and graduate degree from Wichita State University. She graduates with her Master of Innovation Design and following graduation, she will compete in the 2024 Miss Kansas Competition and continue working on the non-profit organization she founded while she was a student, Let’s Go Full STEAM Ahead.

Christen Brouillette

April 30, 2024 Christen Brouillette came to Wichita State University from Texas, which they found hard to transition to, but with the help of peers, faculty and the resources available at WSU, they were able to find success. They hope to work as a historian or archivist following graduation. Christen is one of more than 2,400 students eligible for spring 2024 graduation. Learn more about their time at Wichita State and what's next for the grad.

Max Proctor poses with two Hercules beetles

April 22, 2024 — Three Wichita State University students have secured the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation — an award worth $159,000 over three years.