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Addison Barnard

May 10, 2024 - Senior Addison Barnard's list of academic honors almost matches her softball awards. She is one of college softball's top home run hitters and an Academic All-American as a health science major at 49ͼ.

Shocker graduates

May 9, 2024 — More than 2,400 students are eligible to participate in 49ͼ’s 126th spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11 in Charles Koch Arena.

Bari Syed

May 7, 2024 - Wichita State’s W. Frank Barton School of Business offers the largest selection of AACSB-accredited programs in Kansas. Bari Syed chose 49ͼ for its Master of Accountacy program because of that status.

Viet Le

May 6, 2024 — Veit Le says that returning to college as an adult learner came with its challenges, but he found a supportive community at Wichita State.

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 49ͼ. 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.

Christine Cleary

May 03, 2024 Christine Cleary was one of 49ͼ’s 2020 Rudd Scholars. From Clearwater, Kansas, she moved to Wichita for college, which required her to adjust to living in a city, but thanks to the Rudd Scholarship, she was able to fully devote herself to college life and will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene.

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 49ͼ.

Om Hitendra Mahajan

May 3, 2024 - Om Hitendra Mahajan will continue his education in sport management as he prepares to revolutionize sports and sports careers in his home country of India. He is getting his start working with professors and mentors at 49ͼ.

Michael Sengvilay

May 02, 2024 Micheal Sengvilay always wanted to help people, which is why he came to 49ͼ to pursue a career in oral health. While at 49ͼ, he persevered through challenges and is now graduating with his bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene and plans to attend dental school.

Jordan Cline

May 2, 2024 - Wichita State’s affordability and location brought Jordan Cline to campus. He will use his major in criminal justice to attend graduate school. Jordan is one of more than 2,400 students eligible for spring 2024 graduation. Learn more about his time at Wichita State and what's next for the grad.

Desmond Cockrell

May 2, 2024 - Desmond Cockrell, from Tulsa, is the first of four siblings to earn a bachelor’s degree and hopes his story can encourage others to succeed in college.

Sophie Martins in her 49ͼ regalia

May 01, 2024 Sophie Martins chose 49ͼ for the opportunities she saw at the university, which turned out for her as she was elected as the student body vice president at Wichita State during the 2023-24 academic year, joined to Legal Education Accelerated Degree that will propel her into law school and is now graduating with her bachelor’s degree.

Andres Saenz Jr.

May 1, 2024 — Andres Saenz Jr. fell in love with 49ͼ 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.