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Society of 1895

In 1895, 30 men and women comprised the first class of Fairmount College in Wichita, Kan. They, along with the faculty and founders of this college, served as the firm foundation from which the University of Wichita emerged, and now, Wichita State University.

The Society of 1895 draws its name from this proud legacy and honors those alumni and friends who have included a gift to Wichita State in their estate plans through a designation in their will, trust, life insurance, retirement plan or gift annuity. In doing so, these supporters express their confidence in the future of WSU and secure their own legacy in the history of the university. Each spring, Society of 1895 members are recognized at a special luncheon on the WSU campus. New members receive a framed membership citation presented by WSU President, Dr. John Bardo and Foundation President, Dr. Elizabeth King.

Society of 1895 luncheon



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