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Kamaka Ukulele brothers receive WSU alumni award

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HONOLULU – Brothers Samuel and Frederick Kamaka, owners of Kamaka Ukulele, were honored July 23 with the Washington State University Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of service to their community as entrepreneurs and promoters of cultural heritage and in passing on the tradition and values of a family-owned business. » More …

Popular conservation writer receives WSU alumni award

Johnsgard-80LINCOLN, Neb. – Paul Johnsgard, an ornithologist, artist and emeritus professor at the University of Nebraska, was honored July 12 with the Washington State University Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of writing and teaching that has expanded public understanding of natural history, conservation and pressing environmental issues. » More …

Through Aug. 12: Alumnus Friel’s large-scale art on exhibit

By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

Standard-by-Friel,-1963PULLMAN, Wash. – Five large-scale paintings by Washington State University alumnus John Mathews Friel will be featured in an exhibit of the late artist’s work beginning Friday, July 15, in Fine Arts Gallery II.
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Licensing agreement will improve chemical detection

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Commercialization

Hill-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A new licensing partnership between Washington State University and Excellims Corp. will improve chemical detection tools used to identify everything from dangerous chemicals to human disease. » More …

Alumna, 100, a grad of WSU’s first four-year pharmacy class

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Geraldine-Kerr-headSPOKANE, Wash. – A member of the first graduating class of the four-year bachelor of science in pharmacy degree at Washington State Agricultural College (now Washington State University), Geraldine (“Jeri”) J. Kerr celebrated her 100th birthday on April 16. » More …

Retired NASA Apollo engineer receives WSU alumni award

Cline-FrasierVANCOUVER, Wash. – Cline W. Frasier, a retired NASA engineer and manager of two family farms in Washington, was honored May 4 with the Washington State University Alumni Association’s Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to transportation safety, including in U.S. manned spacecraft, and his support of WSU scholarships. » More …

Interim President Bernardo receives WSU alumni award

BernardoPULLMAN, Wash. – Daniel J. Bernardo, interim president of Washington State University, was honored Wednesday with the WSU Alumni Association’s highest award – the Alumni Achievement Award – in recognition of his leadership as interim president, provost and dean. » 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 …