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 Veta Elizabeth McMahan

Veta Elizabeth McMahan

Death 13 Feb 1994 (aged 89)
Burial Simi Valley, Ventura County, California, USA
Plot 3 102 10
Memorial ID 73765074 · View Source
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After graduating from the University of Wichita in 1930, with a bachelor's in education, Ms. Veta McMahan began her long journalism career at the Wichita Beacon. She was the Women's Club Editor and held that post for 12 years. During WWII, she was a general reporter at the Milwaukee Sentinel and the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.

Ms. McMahan moved to California where she worked at the Valley News in Van Nuys for more than 23 years. During that time she won second place in a California Newspaper Publishers writing contest, was listed in Who's Who of Women in Communications and was among the first group of women to be initiated into the Los Angeles chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, National Journalism Society.

Ms. Veta McMahan established this scholarship in 1983 to benefit her alma mater upon her death. She died in 1994.

Source: WSU Foundation, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, Spirit of the Gift Biography Project, "Histories of the men and women behind WSU's scholarships and fellowships" Veta McMahan Memorial Scholarship

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