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BARTON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

HALL OF FAME

 

THE VISION

Join us as we celebrate the legacy of the inaugural Hall of Fame inductees, whose visionary leadership and outstanding contributions have gone above and BEYOND to help shape the W. Frank Barton School of Business. We honor their achievements and are inspired by their dedication to excellence.

 

 

HALL OF FAME GALA


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2024


6:00 PM   |   MARK ARTS   |   1307 NORTH ROCK ROAD

HALL OF FAME GALA


SATURDAY

FEBRUARY 17, 2024


6:00 PM
MARK ARTS
1307 NORTH ROCK ROAD

 

COCKTAIL ATTIRE

 


W. Frank Barton

W. FRANK BARTON

W. FRANK
BARTON

President of Barton Distributors from 1952 until 1979 and Co-founded Rent-A-Center in 1973 with partner Tom Devlin. ... In May 1987, he and his wife, Patsy, gave $12 million to endow WSU’s Business School which was later dedicated in his name. Barton was also appointed to the WSU Board of Trustees and was bestowed the Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa degree and was the chair of the WSU Foundation Board. He passed away in September 2000. His son, Craig Barton, will accept the honor on his behalf.

Clark Bastian

CLARK BASTIAN

CLARK
BASTIAN

Chairman of the Board at Fidelity Bank. He joined Fidelity in 1976 and served as Executive Vice President of Fidelity’s operating subsidiaries ... before becoming President and CEO. Clark is a Barton School alumnus where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration. Clark has a passion for giving back to the community and has contributed his time and talents to numerous civic and charitable organizations. He served a three-year term as Chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Barton School of Business at Wichita State University. He is also a member of WSU Foundation’s National Advisory Council. He has served on numerous boards, including those of the Wichita Community Foundation, WSU Foundation and Rotary Club of Wichita.

Fran Jabara

FRAN JABARA

FRAN
JABARA

Founded the Center for Entrepreneurship at WSU, which was the first of its kind on a college campus and has been recognized internationally ... as one of the finest, most comprehensive programs in the nation. He was a former Dean of the Business School and in 1996, Jabara Hall was dedicated in his honor. He also founded Jabara Ventures Group and VentureKids. He passed away in July 2015. His family will accept the honor on his behalf.

 


 

BEYOND SPONSORSHIPS

Proceeds from the inaugural Hall of Fame event will be directed towards supporting Student Experience and Student Success initiatives. These initiatives are instrumental in shaping the next generation of business leaders, attracting and retaining exceptional student talent and ultimately strengthening the workforce pipeline for businesses in Wichita and across Kansas. As a sponsor, you are investing in the future of business education and empowering the leaders of tomorrow. Together let’s push BEYOND the boundaries of what we believe is possible.

 

GOING BEYOND SPONSOR ($100,000)

Fidelity Bank

 

$50,000 SPONSORS

Deloitte

Textron Aviation

 

$25,000 SPONSORS

Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.

Craig W. Barton

Gene and Yolanda Camarena

Cargill

Kyle and Erin Cummings

Richard and Kim Dinkel

Steve and Regine Feilmeier

Tom and Julie Gentile

Joe and Stacy Hand

Professor Fran and Geri Jabara Fund, Inc

Bill and Pamela Hill Lappin

LDF Sales & Distributing, Inc

Stephanie and Mark Luetters

Gary and Gretchen Oborny

 

$10,000 SPONSORS

6 Meridian

Berry Companies

Susayn Brandes

Larisa Genin and Edward Goldberg

Greteman Group

Mariner Wealth Advisors

Meritrust Credit Union

 

$5,000 SPONSORS

Bank of America

Building Controls & Services, Inc

Dondlinger Construction

Tadd and Susan Fowler

Gastinger Walker

Envision

Hinkle Law Firm

Elizabeth and Don King

Kevin and Kelsey Nichols

Bernie and Alberta Nichols

Stev Overstreet

Kenneth and Marilyn Pauly

Donna and Martin Perline

WSU President/Provost Offices (combined)

 

IN KIND SPONSOR

McCurdy Auction

 

SPONSORSHIP CONTACT

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Jessie Rainey, Associate Vice President of Development at the WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement:

jessie.rainey@wichita.edu   |  316.978.3948