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Bill Graves

“I had a number of friends from high school who had chosen Kansas Wesleyan and I wanted to have a college experience with friends.”

“I felt like KWU offered me the academic environment and opportunity to participate in sports, theatre and speech, things that would have been unavailable to me in a large campus setting.”

“KWU was a well-rounded comprehensive education experience that continues to serve me well today. Having served two terms as Governor of this state speaks volumes about the training I received from Kansas Wesleyan.”

“I have so many fond memories of my instructors at KWU, so many of the professors here made me the person I am today.”

“I stay involved with KWU whenever I am called and the university leadership feels I can be of some assistance and I am thrilled to be of service.”

“KWU has been an anchor in the Salina Community for over 100 years. It provides great academic programs, and continues providing a well-rounded college experience for both student-athletes and those who have artistic talents and want to express them during their college years.”

“Kansas Wesleyan affords students the ability to have the whole college experience as opposed to a more narrow focus you would get from universities with thousands of students.”

“I am proud to be an Alum of KWU because of its rich heritage and tradition, because of the individuals I share the honor and distinction with and because it is an institution that continues to change and adapt and grow to meet the needs for today’s students.”

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