PULLMAN, Wash.Washington State University alumnus Jeffrey Gordon of Pasco was presented a WSU Foundation Outstanding Service Award during the foundation’s annual awards luncheon held Oct. 7 on the Pullman campus.

As a WSU volunteer, Gordon has served as a trustee of the WSU Foundation and a member of the Friends of Agricultural and Resource Economics Advisory Committee since 2001. The 1971 alumnus also serves on the President’s Associates Cabinet, the WSU Athletic Foundation Advisory Council and the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences Advisory Board. He served on the WSU Tri-Cities Major Gift Committee from 1993-1997 and is an active member and past president of the Tri-Cities Cougar Club.

In addition to his extensive service to WSU, Gordon, co-founder of Gordon Brothers Cellars, has been a member of a number of industry boards, including the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers, Wine Grape Growers of America and the Washington Wine Commission.

“Jeff’s enthusiasm for and commitment to Washington State University has been second to none,” said WSU Foundation President Richard Frisch. “His efforts have been particularly invaluable in promoting and supporting WSU’s viticulture and enology program and to maintaining an active Cougar presence in the Tri-Cities area.”

Gordon’s wife, Vicki, is also a member of the WSU Foundation Board of Trustees and is a 1997 recipient of the Outstanding Service Award. Their daughter, Katie Nelson, graduated from WSU in 1998.

The WSU Foundation Outstanding Service Awards are given annually as a public testimonial to individuals who have made outstanding singular or collective contributions in service to the WSU Foundation and WSU.

Also receiving Outstanding Service Awards in 2004 are Douglas Grim of Portland, Ore., Wallis and Marilyn Kimble of Kingston, Frances Knox of Richland and Darl Roberts of Pullman.