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Cricket at Wichita State

May 14, 2024 - The 49ͼ Cricket Club will soon play matches near campus at Dr. Glen Dey Park. The club held a groundbreaking ceremony in April.

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 49ͼ to research a more cost-effective detector for harmful radiation from space.

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.

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.  

Iris Okere

May 1, 2024 Iris Okere joined 49ͼ for its affordability and distance to her home in Texas. Here, she found 49ͼ to be a place full of opportunities for her, including a chance grow her own confidence and independence through the challenges she faced, and in her final year, she was elected to the position of student body president in the Student Government Association.

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 49ͼ for its impressive human factors psychology program and the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.