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There's always something great happening

Football tailgates

Featured event:
Football Tailgates | Thu., Sept. 6, 4:30 p.m. | Sat. Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m.
Party with fellow Ichabods 90 minutes before each home game at the Alumni tailgate tent, located on the east end of the tailgate parking lot.
Free for members/$5 non-members | Beer, hot dogs, chips, water
More information

More events:

After Hours | Fri., Aug. 10 | 5-7 p.m.
Monthly social at the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center
Free for members/$5 non-members | Beer, wine, soda, snacks

Legends Golf Classic | Fri., Aug. 17 | 8 a.m.
Honor early champions of Washburn women's athletics.
$400 for a team of four | Includes cart, green fees and lunch

Washburn Theatre Alumni Reunion Show | Oct. 12-13
Alumni and other community members invited to show off their talents
Email Julie Noonan if you are interested


Scientific method

Entomologist impressed with student work in return to Washburn

Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris on campus with a handful of mealworms

The closing remarks by an alumna to a room of young scientists were an invitation to be innovative and unconventional. “Follow your next untried path. Do something wonky. Make sure you do what you’re hired to do, but start asking what if, how come and why.” Read more.


Managing success, giving back

Washburn Law shifted Manning's career outlook

Doreen and Michael Manning

Michael Manning, jd '77, honorary '07, is glad he lost his bid for Kansas secretary of state as a 23-year-old in 1972. He enrolled in law school, built a successful law career and recently gave back to the new building campaign. Read about Manning and learn more about the building campaign.


More Ichabods in the news

The Ichabod Spring 2018Read the latest alumni magazine.

Send us your class notes.

See the world with fellow Ichabods

Alumni Association trips across the globe are some of our most popular events. Relax and let us do the planning. Playa del Carmen, Mexico, in January 2019 just opened and registration will go quickly. Also added was another trip to Wendover, Nevada, for Vegas-style entertainment at a very affordable price.

And mark your calendar for Dec. 16-19 when the men's and women's basketball teams play in Las Vegas. The Alumni Association is planning a trip to these games. More information coming soon!

Upcoming trips:

October 2018 - Cuba*
October 2018 - Wendover
January 2019 - Mexico

June 2019 - Danube River Cruise
October 2019 - Scotland & Ireland*

* - sold out. Waiting list available.


Show your Ichabod pride and join the Washburn Alumni Association. You'll get free or discounted admission to events like After Hours and tailgates, and discounts to local and national businesses. Your dues support the Alumni Association legacy scholarship fund.


Alumni Association services and products can save you money and help fund legacy scholarships.

Featured services:
Everyone can show your pride and purchase an Ichabod license plate.
Members save with local and national discounts.

Alumni Services

DillonsSign up for the Dillons Community Rewards Program and give back to the Alumni Association scholarship fund.


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  • Engage with alumni through free or discounted events like After Hours, tailgates and Wake Up With Washburn.
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  • Support the Alumni Association scholarship fund with your dues.

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