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Nominate women for annual awards by Feb. 10

PULLMAN, Wash. – Nominations are open through Feb. 10 for Washington State University’s 2017 Women of Distinction and Woman of the Year awards. They will be presented at the Women’s Recognition Luncheon and Symposium on March 8 in the CUB ballroom. » More …

Alumna receives award from Chinese government

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – Fanglin Che, a recent Washington State University Ph.D. graduate in chemical engineering, has received an Excellent Self-financed Student Abroad Scholarship of $6,000 from the Chinese government. » More …

March 1 deadline for new WSU Alumni Association award

PULLMAN, Wash. – Nominations are being accepted for a new award from the Washington State University Alumni Association (WSUAA). The Cougar Pride Award will be presented to alumni, former students and friends of WSU who have consistently demonstrated extraordinary loyalty, spirit and pride in support of the university. » More …

Visionary biochemist to receive top WSU alumni award

PULLMAN, Wash. – Biochemist James A. Wells, a pioneering engineer of proteins, antibodies and small molecules that target cell sites to thwart disease and enhance drug therapies, will receive the Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the CUB auditorium at Washington State University. » More …

Jazz performer, educator receives WSU alumni award

horace-alexander-youngPULLMAN, Wash. – Horace Alexander Young, chair of contemporary music at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, was honored recently with the Washington State University Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of three decades of professional touring and recording jazz music with top performers worldwide while also teaching privately and at the university level. » More …

Heroic law officer, devoted Cougar receives alumni award

deke-gassettBONNEY LAKE, Wash. – After a bomb exploded in a Washington State University dorm in 1979, student resident advisor Deke Gassett organized fundraising for the WSU police to acquire more protective Kevlar vests. While a drug enforcement agent just eight years later, Gassett himself was protected by a Kevlar vest, saved others’ lives and won awards for his actions. » More …

Longtime state education leader wins award from WSU

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

gene-sharratt-headPULLMAN, Wash. – Alumnus and former faculty member Gene Sharratt recently received the annual Advocate for Education Award from the Washington State University College of Education for promotion of good educational practice or policy at the state, regional or national level. » More …

WSU chef earns industry’s highest certification

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs

jason-butcheritePULLMAN, Wash. – Following two years of planning, learning and polishing his cooking skills, Washington State University chef Jason Butcherite has received executive chef certification from the American Culinary Federation. » More …

Wheat farmer, WSU supporter receives alumni award

randy-suess-wsu-alumni-award-detailPULLMAN, Wash. – Randy Suess, area wheat farmer and advocate for Washington State University agriculture research and extension, was honored Wednesday with the WSU Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of his support of local and global wheat partnerships and of ag and community programs throughout the region. » More …