Spirit of the Gift Biography Project

Histories of the men and women behind WSU's endowed funds

Harold P. “Hal” Gates Memorial Fellowship

In 1989, the Harold P. “Hal” Gates Memorial Fellowship was established by his family in his honor. Mr. Gates received his Bachelor of Arts in Biological Science from the University of Wichita in 1951. Additionally, he was instrumental in the creation of the physician assistant program at WSU. He was responsible for the program acquiring anatomy guides and nearly 5,000 slides, all of which are still used today. Mr. Gates attended every graduation and always stayed in touch with the program.