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Dr. Wayne Burke

Alumni Update from Wayne Burke

Dr. Wayne Burke, current Superintendent of USD 230 at Spring Hill, KS communicated with Dr. David Ferrell with the following words.

My time at Central was very integral in molding me into the person I am today. I know I left there with a much different attitude and outlook on life (and afterlife) than when I arrived on campus. The relationships, mentorships, and friendships at Central have built bonds that have lasted over 30 years. In baseball and in school, I felt like we were building something when were there.

Maddie Saxton created a memory book for me and kept newspaper and school clippings. She presented the book to me as a graduation gift, and I have cherished the effort she put into it on my behalf.

Dr. Burke attended Central from the fall of 1984 until the spring of 1986. He continued his education and earned a B.S. from Kansas State University, an M.S. from Emporia State University, and his Ed.D. from Kansas University.

Dr. Burke was considered an outstanding athlete and was awarded the Most Valuable Player for 1984-85 and a 2 Year Award in Baseball during his 1985-86 athletic year. He pitched under coaches Don Munce and Hubert Shorb.

If you are interested in learning more about the history of athletics at Central, you can find the athletic history for all teams at


Central Christian College of Kansas is a four-year collegiate institution that strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person through four core characteristics: heart, soul, mind, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about Central, go to Visit the Foundation of Central Christian College to see what projects and events are coming up.

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