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Private support for WSU tops $122 Million in FY2017

By Trevor Durham, University Development

Picciotto Gil interim vp advancement
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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University supporters committed $21.6 million in private support in June — a record for that month — to bring WSU’s total fundraising activity to more than $122.6 million in gifts, grants, revocable commitments and other contributions during Fiscal Year 2017. » More …

Schweitzer, SEL gifts energize WSU’s power program

By Brett Stav, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Ed and Beatriz Schweitzer
Ed, Beatriz Schweitzer

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s power engineering program will establish the Edmund O. Schweitzer III Chair in Power Apparatus and Systems in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, thanks to gifts totaling $1.5 million from Edmund and Beatriz Schweitzer, and the employee owners of Pullman-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. » More …

New scholarship in honor of alumnus, entrepreneur

By Corrie Wilder, Murrow College of Communication

fred-hoggPULLMAN, Wash. – The first full-tuition scholarship for students in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University will be offered for the first time in fall 2017. » More …

Recruit suite named for Steve Gleason – ‘an inspiration’

By Bill Stevens, WSU Athletics

GleasonPULLMAN, Wash. – The recruiting room inside the Cougar Football Complex at Washington State University has been named the Steve Gleason Recruit Suite in honor of the WSU Athletic Hall of Famer who played football and baseball 1995-99 and in the NFL 2000-07 for the New Orleans Saints. » More …

WSU Vancouver to present top awards at commencement

By Brenda Alling, WSU Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Annual awards for research, teaching, service and student achievement will be presented by Washington State University Vancouver at the commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Wash. » More …

Life’s a bowl of cherry blossoms at WSU

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, WASH. – The annual burst of Japanese cherry blossoms is underway at Washington State University. Each year since 2002, the opening of fragrant pinkish-white flowers has heralded the arrival of spring. Who needs April in Paris when we have April in Pullman? » More …

WSU’s largest endowed scholarship benefits future teachers

By Trevor Durham, WSU Foundation

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University announced today the creation of its largest endowed scholarship fund, made possible through a $16.5 million estate gift from San Francisco Bay area developer, philanthropist and alumnus Roscoe “Rock” Logan and his wife, Jane. » More …

Medical college fund to honor late WSU President Elson S. Floyd

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University today announced the creation of the Dr. Elson S. Floyd Medical Education Founders Fund to honor the university’s late president, who died Saturday morning after his battle with cancer. » More …