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Show your Ichabod Pride by joining the Washburn Alumni Association. You'll receive numerous benefits as a member and be giving back to the University.

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Where to stay

Traveling to Topeka for the Alumni Fellows luncheon during Homecoming weekend or for another event on campus? Check out our lodging page for information on hotels in the area.

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Alumni Fellows

2011 Alumni Fellow Daryl Palmer, left, and Washburn President Jerry Farley.The Alumni Fellows program recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers. Fellows are invited to campus to interact with students and faculty in the classroom and other academic settings.

Each spring, faculty and staff submit nominations for fellows to their respective dean, who selects one for the college or school. A fellow is selected from the School of Applied Studies, School of Business, School of Law and School of Nursing. Because of its size, the College of Arts and Sciences selects up to three fellows.

Fellows are honored at a luncheon usually held during the week of Homecoming at the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center.

The 2012 Fellows luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Oct. 26 in the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. The cost is $15 for members of the Alumni Association and $18 for non-members.

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2012 Alumni Fellows

  • College of Arts and Sciences: Carla (Davenport) Walker, ba '99, Edmond, Oklahoma
  • College of Arts and Sciences: Glenn E. Nierman, b music '72, Lincoln, Neb.
  • College of Arts and Sciences: Robert E. Stephens, ba '74, Parkville, Mo.
  • School of Applied Studies: Ron Marshall, bs '73, Topeka
  • School of Business: Eric R. Slusser, bba '83, Atlanta, Ga.
  • School of Nursing: Carol L. Wheeler, bsn '83, Topeka
  • School of Law: Bradley E. Haddock, jd '80, Wichita, Kan.

Sights and sounds

  • Listen to each of our Alumni Fellows speak on YouTube during the 2011 luncheon.
  • View photos on Flickr from the 2011 Alumni Fellows luncheon.

Current fellows and previous winners