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Inspiration takes flight!

The Innovation and Inspiration Campaign event in Salina was held at Hangar 600, where guests were able to see some of K-State Polytechnic aircraft up close. Photos by David Mayes Photography.

Inspiration takes flight!

Inspiration took flight on Jan. 27, when more than 190 K-Staters were inspired by an Innovation and Inspiration Campaign event at Hangar 600 in Salina, Kansas. The event included a cocktail reception, a campaign presentation and dessert reception featuring many of K-State’s aviation fleet and equipment. Many thanks to all who attended these events and helped to make them a success!

Here’s a look back in photos at this extraordinary evening:

Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception in purple-lit Hangar 600 in Salina.


The program featured the stories of students, faculty and alumni, including K-State Polytechnic alumnus Lt. Commander Andy Talbott, a member of the Blue Angels, the United States Navy’s flight demonstration squadron.


Guests enjoyed champagne and dessert with Willie the Wildcat.


K-State Polytechnic students, faculty and alumni pose with K-State Polytechnic Dean Verna M. Fitzsimmons at the event.

One thought on “Inspiration takes flight!
  1. We had a great time. Dean Fitzsimmons does a fantastic job there. Hearing the speakers–faculty and former students– was inspirational as well as educational. The aviation program is on of the nation’s best and will be filling a real need for commercial pilots and drone operators in the coming years. Keep up the good work and let us know if we can assist in any way!

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