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Sept. 22-27: Tri-Cities to host 25th anniversary celebration

25-TriC-markRICHLAND, Wash. — The public is invited to join Washington State University Tri-Cities in celebrating the 25th anniversary of its founding during the week of Sept. 22–27.

The week-long celebration will include a Coug jubilee, a day of family-friendly fun on Sept. 27; an unveiling of the WSU Tri-Cities historical timeline, and a Night with the Arts evening event featuring local bands and artists. Admission is free and open to the public.

“In addition to celebrating 25 years of regional economic development through research and education, we view this celebration as a pivotal opportunity to expand our role as a university and build stronger bridges between the community, faculty, staff, alumni, and students,” said Marisela Garza, development coordinator for the Office of Regional Development and Advancement.

The Consolidated Information Center opens in 1997 to house the Hanford Technical Library, as well as an addition to the WSU library, classrooms, College of Business programs, an art gallery, and an event space.

The week’s events will take place at the WSU Tri-Cities campus, 2710 Crimson Way in Richland. To access the campus, drive north on George Washington Way, travel past Hanford High School, turn right on Sprout Road, then left the campus. Parking is free.

Sponsors of the WSU Tri-Cities 25th Anniversary Celebration include Battelle, EnergySolutions, RBC Wealth Management, Northwest Public Radio and the Hanford History Partnership.

WSU Tri-Cities is located along the Columbia River in Richland, Wash. Established in 1989 with upper division and graduate programs, WSU Tri-Cities now offers more than 30 degree options. The campus added freshman and sophomore courses in fall 2007 to become a full four-year public university, extending the WSU land-grant mission of providing affordable, accessible higher education.

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Madison Rosenbaum, WSU Tri-Cities, Marketing and Communications student intern,

Marisela Garza, WSU Tri-Cities, Office of Regional Development and Advancement development coordinator,