PULLMAN, Wash. — Longtime Spokane residents William D. Hyslop and Dr. Dwight Damon received Washington State University’s Alumni Achievement Award at a WSU wine-tasting event July 16 at Wyvern Cellars in Spokane.
Hyslop served as president of the WSU Alumni Association in 1991-92. During his presidency, the association drafted and then adopted a “role and mission” statement, and a list of 10 goals and objectives. He served as a volunteer alumni director in Spokane for eight years and co-chaired WSU’s Legislative Network, which supports state legislation benefiting higher education and WSU. In 1998 he was co-chair of a committee that planned the alumni association centennial.
The 1973 WSU political science graduate completed his law degree at Gonzaga University’s School of Law and joined the Spokane law office of Lukins & Annis in 1980. He became a principal in the firm in 1984. He was U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington from 1991-93, and then returned to Lukins & Annis. His practice emphasizes construction law and general business and civil litigation. He also serves on the Board of Governors for the Washington State Bar Association.
Damon completed his degree in zoology in 1962 at WSU, where he was captain of the Cougar basketball team and also played varsity baseball. He received the Washington State Dental Association Award as the outstanding graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1964. Following two years in the U.S. Navy, including a tour in Vietnam, he completed his M.S.D. in orthodontics at the UW in 1970.
He has practiced orthodontics in Spokane for nearly 30 years. For more than a decade now he has worked to develop the new Damon System II bracket system of braces. The system has increased patient comfort, shortened treatment times and decreased the number of overall appointments, not only in his practice, but also in orthodontics as a whole.