Fourteen faculty, three staff, and five graduate students were honored for outstanding achievement at the 2018 College of Arts and Sciences Appreciation and Recognition Social.

Regents Professor Kerry W. Hipps, an international leader in chemistry, and Barry Hewlett, a veteran anthropologist with a global reputation, received the top two faculty awards. Patricia Thorsten-Mickelson, a financial and personnel manager with more than three decades of experience at WSU, was honored with the outstanding staff career award.

“Our annual awards recognize individual achievement and are a wonderful opportunity to bring the college community together to celebrate our shared spirit of inquiry,” said Larry Hufford, interim dean of the college and master of ceremonies for the event.

Visit the online gallery to learn more about each of the recipients.

Outstanding seniors in each of the 24 College of Arts and Sciences’ undergraduate degree programs will be honored at a separate event on May 4, 2018.

The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic and research college in the WSU system. Encompassing more than 450 faculty, 180 staff, 750 graduate students, and thousands of undergraduate students, the college delivers just over half of all student credit hours of instruction at WSU and supports scholarly, research, and creative activities across more than 20 disciplines.

(This article originally appeared in the CAS Story Hub)