RICHLAND, Wash. – As part of a new Women of Distinction program, Washington State University Tri-Cities is accepting nominations through Dec. 15 of exceptional women from the university and Tri-Cities community.

The honorees will be celebrated 4-6 p.m. on March 2 during a photo exhibition at the WSU Tri-Cities Art Gallery in conjunction with women’s history month.

For award criteria, to make a nomination and for more information, visit

The program recognizes WSU Tri-Cities women students, staff, faculty, alumnae and community members who have made notable contributions to the campus and community through service, teaching or involvement.

“These women and their various contributions to the mid-Columbia region set a strong example for others of what is possible through leadership, hard work and perseverance,” said Chris Meiers, WSU Tri-Cities vice chancellor for enrollment management and student services.

For more information, contact Darlene Scrivner at 509-372-7358 or


News media contacts:
Chris Meiers, WSU Tri-Cities vice chancellor, 509-372-7381,
Darlene Scrivner, WSU Tri-Cities executive assistant to the vice chancellor, 509-372-7358,
Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities public relations specialist, 509-372-7333,