is honored with a Medium Paver from Sally Shank Luallen.
B.M.E., Wichita State University, 1960
Adding my name to a family paver in the Plaza of Heroines is a privilege I do not take lightly. Wichita State University is one of my life's true loves. As a music major and in campus activities, my education has served me well and I'm proud to say I'm a Shocker graduate.
Women's Studies is also an important part of my life. The early founders helped me develop a Women's Studies course I taught at Dodge City Community College. I have seen first-hand how important the empowerment of women is, personally and at-large, even nationally.
Born in Liberal, KS, my primary interests and projects involve the arts and humanities. My first and sustaining love is my daughters Stacy, Amy and Molly.
At Wichita University, I was a busy music education major: I played cello, was a member of Delta Delta Delta, AWS President, and was responsible for starting Greek Sing and Egg Head Week as a Mortar Board member.
A cofounder of the Dodge City Arts Council, I became President of the Association of Community Arts Agencies of Kansas, a Board member of Mid-America Arts Alliance and an appointee to the Kansas Humanities Council. I returned to Wichita from western Kansas in 1993. I am a member of the Leadership Kansas class of 1991. I worked as a Development Director for the WSU Endowment Association before assuming the Executive Director position at the Wichita Center for the Arts. In addition to my two sisters and one sister-in-law who also graduated from Wichita State, all three Shank girls married WSU graduates: our history and loyalty here is deep and strong.
Submitted by Sally Shank Luallen
September 18, 1998 (for Sally Shank)