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August 2013 News Releases

Kansas Highway Patrol trooper first speaker for Wake Up With Washburn season

Kansas Highway Patrol lieutenant Brian Smith will kick off the 2013-14 Wake Up With Washburn lecture series at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, at Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center.
Smith, who received a bachelor of science in criminal justice from Washburn in 1986, has worked for the Kansas Highway Patrol for more than 25 years.
During a career featuring a plethora of honors, Smith has been involved in the seizures of approximately 15,000 pounds of marijuana, 600 pounds of cocaine, 30 pounds of methamphetamines, 4 ounces of heroin and the recovery of more than $4 million as a result of his traffic stops.
The remaining schedule for Wake Up With Washburn is:
  • Nov. 21, 2013: Michael Clark, ONEOK Partners: Clark is the vice president and controller of ONEOK Partners. He also has worked at Kansas Gas Service and Westar Energy and is a certified management accountant and certified internal auditor.
  • Feb. 20, 2014: Ty Walrod, Bright Funds: Walrod is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Bright Funds, a San Francisco-based technology company committed to transforming the experience of personal and workplace giving.
  • April 10, 2014: Barbara Waterman-Peters, artist: Waterman-Peters is the owner of Studio 831. Her work has been displayed at numerous venues spanning the globe. She received the Lilla Day Monroe Award from the Alumni Association in 2009.
Wake Up with Washburn is sponsored by the Washburn Alumni Association and School of Business.
Each lecture is $13 for dues-paid members of the Alumni Association and $15 for nonmembers. You can sign up for a breakfast package, which includes admittance to all four breakfast lectures, at a cost of $50 for dues-paid members and $60 for nonmembers.
You may attend the lecture free of charge and not eat breakfast, which begins at 7:30 a.m. The lecture begins at 8 a.m.
Register online for the event at For more information, call 785.670-1641, email or visit