WSU News Alumni Features

Work-ready alumnus helps Washington’s space industry grow

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Economic Development

blue-origin-logoKENT, Wash. – Not many people can say they helped make history in their first job, but Washington State University alumnus Ron Bliesner can. » More …

Mayor, ‘voice of Cougs’ presented with alumni award

Glenn-with-award-and-wife-Kathy-Johnson-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Glenn Johnson, Pullman mayor and “voice of the Cougars” for Washington State University sports, was presented with an Honorary Alumnus Award Saturday during the WSU vs. University of Washington basketball game. » More …

Golden grads, native tribes, more tap into digital resource

By J. Adrian Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences,
And Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

CDSC-smallPULLMAN, Wash. – In the early 1970s, the Tejon Indian Tribe in southern California essentially vanished from U.S. memory when it was mistakenly omitted from the Department of the Interior’s list of federally recognized tribes. It took until 2012 for the tribe to be “reaffirmed.” » More …

WSU researcher named to National Academy of Inventors

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Yong-WangPULLMAN, Wash. – Yong Wang, an internationally known researcher in catalysis and reaction engineering for energy and renewable fuels and chemicals, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. » More …

Mom glories in overcoming odds to achieve degree

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Renee-WaitePULLMAN, Wash. – What many people would see as obstacles to getting an education, graduate Renee Waite classifies as advantages because they “helped me develop skills that I may not have otherwise.” » More …

First online power engineering grad aims high

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Alexander-AndersonPULLMAN, Wash. – The first graduate of Washington State University’s online professional master’s degree program in electric power engineering is launching an effort to bring light, power and entrepreneurial opportunities to residents of Jiwaka Province, Papua New Guinea. » More …