Wanda Katherine Sanborn
is honored with a Medium Paver from Keith Sanborn.
U.S. Navy W.A.V.E. control tower operator, wife, mother, Campfire Girls leader, den mother, block mother, P.T.A. President, art lover, sculptor, student, civic worker, swimming teacher, Magna Cum Laude graduate of Wichita University (1967), and journalist. She deferred completing her degree to raise four children and help her husband pursue his career. She then worked to help our children through college and graduate school.
At this University, she was a graduate assistant, student health worker, and administrative assistant successively to the heads of the Departments of English, Anthropology, Liberal Arts, as well as Radiation Safety, the Watkins Lecture Series, the Science Olympiad, and a psychology journal.
Wanda Sanborn served the Wichita Art Museum as a City Board Treasurer and volunteer docent. She has been a board member of the Wichita Bar Auxiliary and has worked on the Save Our Sculptures project. She ran a swimming program and helped teach 5,000 children to swim. Wanda was an official Kansas delegate to the National Women's Year Conference. She is a quiet leader and a competent helper.
Her kind, thoughtful, generous acts have helped her family and many others. These are some of the reasons she belongs in the Plaza of Heroines.
Submitted by Keith Sanborn
July 28, 1998