The Land Grant Award, established by the university in 1994, acknowledges individuals for excellent leadership and outstanding service to WSU Tri-Cities.
Recognized and presented with medals during commencement were a faculty member, an adjunct faculty member and a university staff professional.
Bette Ward, the faculty recipient, serves as coordinator of the Teacher Education Programs offered at the
Robert M. Mahan received the Adjunct Faculty Land Grant Award, recognizing his contributions to the university’s programs in engineering and computer science. He is a staff scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in
The Staff Land Grant Award was presented to Don Frame, systems specialist in the campus’ computer services department. Frame, a WSU Tri-Cities staff member since 1994, is responsible for telecommunications on the campus.