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Alumni Association

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

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Staff members

The Alumni Association staff includes Director Susie Hoffmann, Assistant Director Megan Toth, Media Relations Specialist Ernie W. Webb III and Administrative Specialist Katy Browne.

Meet the staff
About the board

The Alumni Association board of directors consists of 16 alumni who donate their time to the university and Alumni Association.

Meet the directors

Alumni Association

The entrance to the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center on Washburn's campus.

The Washburn University Alumni Association nurtures and supports the relationship between alumni and the university. We keep you informed on university activities and bring you the alumni together to promote fellowship and serve your alma mater.

Organized in 1885, the Alumni Association reaches out to nearly 40,000 alumni living in all 50 states and several foreign countries. About two-thirds of Washburn’s alumni live in Kansas, and half of those (one-third of all alumni) reside in Shawnee County.

The Alumni Association currently has more than 3,000 dues-paid members. Join the Alumni Association today and receive numerous benefits, including several discounts.

Why join the Alumni Association? 

  • As a member of the Alumni Association, you’ll not only be giving back to Washburn, but also receive a number of benefits, including free admission to several events and dozens of discounts.
  • The Alumni Association provides a number of services, from updating your alumni record to assisting current students through our scholarship program.
  • We host a number of events for alumni and friends, including After Hours, reunions, our breakfast lecture series Wake Up with Washburn, travel abroad opportunities and more.
  • As a member, you can develop a network to benefit your career.

How you can help Washburn 

  • Alumni Fun Run: The Washburn Alumni Association’s annual 5K run and two-mile walk funds our scholarships, which contribute thousands of dollars to dozens of legacy students every year.
  • License plates: Purchase a Washburn Ichabod license plate. The proceeds help fund our scholarship program.
  • Give to Washburn: The Washburn University Foundation provides numerous opportunities for alumni and friends to support whichever program they choose.
  •  LinC: Learning in the Community is one of the signature service organizations at Washburn. LinC works with organizations and agencies throughout the community and state and is quick to lend support in times of need such as the Harveyville, Reading and Joplin tornadoes.
  •  Other ways to help: Call us at 785.670.1641 or send us an email for more information.
Legacy lives on
From left, Shelley, Riley and John Krane

Riley Krane received a Washburn Alumni Association scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year. Like his parents in the 1980s, Riley is a student-athlete at Washburn.

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Our signature event: The Bow Tie Ball
President Jerry Farley toasts at the Bow Tie Ball

The Bow Tie Ball was the Washburn Alumni Association's signature event in 2011, helping to kick off the university's countdown to its sesquicentennial in 2015.

Watch President Farley's toast at the Bow Tie Ball.
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Winter 2013 magazine cover

You can learn more about the Alumni Association, Washburn graduates and the university in The Ichabod.

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