One of a Kind collaborated with Washburn University to create 150th anniversary commemorative art for installation in their new Welcome Center at Morgan Hall in Topeka, Kansas. The artwork chronicles Washburn’s history, milestones, traditions, accomplishments, and their inclusive mission since the founding. Early graduates included African Americans and women, with vintage group photos of diverse classes, clubs, and athletic teams. Washburn alumni participated in the momentous Brown v. Board of Education case.
Photoengraved in metal on the outer structure are the Articles of Association and the University motto, “Non Nobis Solum.” The motto is derived from a sentence in Cicero’s most influential philosophical work, his treatise On Duties. Translated, Cicero writes, “Not for us alone are we born; our country, our friends, have a share in us.”View full size image.