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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 …

Award will help pharmacy prof lead, advocate for change

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

SPOKANE, Wash. – Jennifer Robinson, pharmacy clinical associate professor, is one of 30 educators nationwide selected for the 2016-17 Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP) of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. » More …

Libyans reunite at WSU, earn doctorates together

By Kyla Emme, College of Education intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – A shared love of English brought together three undergraduates in 2000 in Benghazi, Libya. Years and separations later, they completed Ph.D.s together in language, literacy and technology at Washington State University in 2015. » 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 …

University seeks input about student conduct process

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University community – students, faculty, staff, alumni and other supporters – is invited to provide input as the external review of the university’s student conduct process moves forward. » 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 …

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 …