School of Business

Topeka Business Hall of Fame


JA Hall of Fame

The Washburn School of Business is proud to host the Topeka Business Hall of Fame, sponsored by Junior Achievement of Kansas.  

The Hall honors prominent business and community leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to Topeka, earned the respect of the local community and called attention to the Free Enterprise System and to its value to our country and citizens in shaping our local way of life.  Individuals inducted into the Hall of Fame have demonstrated business excellence, are courageous thinkers, have vision, are innovative and inspiring leaders and are community minded.

Each year, nominations are reviewed by a blue-ribbon panel of past laureates and current business leaders. In the Spring, the laureates are featured at a black-tie reception and dinner, one of the must-attend events of the local business and social scene in Topeka. The event also serves as a major fundraiser for JA.

Located in the northeast corner of the Henderson Learning Resources Center, the Hall consists of the environmental portraits of each of the laureates as well as an interactive video display that provides a narrated story of the life and accomplishments of each laureate. 

The laureates and their stories serve as an inspiration to Washburn students and to anyone who wants to accomplish great things in their life and career.  We encourage you to stop by and visit the Hall the next time you are on campus.