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Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT)

Washburn Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) can provide you numerous benefits and networking opportunities, as well as prepare you for your future. For $10 a year, student members receive a T-shirt, survival care package during success week and a Washburn-themed gift each year. Like all Alumni Association members, you’ll receive The Ichabod alumni magazine and discounts to many of your favorite stores and restaurants in the Topeka area and nationally. You’ll get free admission to many alumni events, including our monthly After Hours social and football tailgate parties.

You’ve heard the term “networking,” but do you know how and where to start? Any career adviser will tell you that networking is vital in the job search process. STAT can connect you with alumni who are already leaders in your chosen field through our mentoring program and interaction at many Alumni Association events.Making these connections while you’re a student will ease the transition from Washburn to your dream job after graduation.

STAT leadership board

STAT Board meeting

Selected after a formal application and interview process, members of the 2015-16 STAT leadership board are:

  • Camille Cortez, vice president of student programming and events. Camille is from Topeka and pursuing a degree in social work.

  • Glynnis Debenham, vice president of membership and marketing. Glynnis is from Topeka and pursuing a degree in elementary education.

  • Nathaniel Higdon, vice president of legacy recruitment. Higdon is from Overland Park and pursuing a degree in biology.

  • Savannah White, vice president of campus and community relations. White is from Andale and pursuing a degree in accounting.

  • Christina Pirtle, vice president of alumni relations. Pirtle is from Topeka and pursuing a degree in communications



students studying together

Students can become members of the Washburn Alumni Association at a special $10 annual rate. Register online.

Same great benefits

STAT members get all the Alumni Association benefits, including free tailgates and hundreds of local and national discounts on things like dining, entertainment and travel.

Apply for the STAT leadership board

We are now accepting applications for the STAT leadership board. This is a great way to become more involved with our group and gain valuable leadership skills. Please complete the application and email or hand deliver it to the Alumni Association Office on the first floor of Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center.

Want to learn more about STAT?

Contact Danny Funk, assistant director of the Alumni Association, at 785.670.1651 or by email at

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1729 MacVicar Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604 Phone: 785.670.4483