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Aug. 10: Steve Gleason to receive WSU’s highest alumni honor
July 31, 2017

By John Sutherland, University Communications

steve gleasonPULLMAN, Wash. – Former Cougar and NFL standout Steve Gleason will receive Washington State University’s 2017 Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award, the university’s highest alumni honor, Aug. 10 on the Pullman campus.

Popular WSU license plates set $613K scholarship record
July 17, 2017

 

WSU-license platePULLMAN, Wash. – Scholarship funds from the Washington State University license plate, the number-one specialty plate in the state, hit a new record of $613,283 in the 2016-2017 academic year, according to the WSU budget office. All of the proceeds go to scholarships for students in the WSU system.

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Surgery, trauma expert Don Trunkey presented Alumni Achievement Award
June 23, 2017

Don Trunkey PULLMAN, Wash. – Don Trunkey, a professor emeritus of surgery at the Oregon Health Science University, has been presented with the WSU Alumni Association’s Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of his influential career and contributions to medical education, surgical methods and trauma care.

April 28: Frances McSweeney retirement celebration
April 21, 2017

Fran McSweeneyA retirement celebration for Frances K. McSweeney, vice provost for faculty affairs and the Regents Professor of Psychology, will begin 5 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Lewis Alumni Centre.

Don Miller named WSU Tri-Cities distinguished alumnus
April 21, 2017

Don Miller WSU alumnusRICHLAND, Wash. – Don Miller, CEO of Gesa Credit Union, will be honored with Washington State University Tri-Cities’ Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award in recognition of his service, career achievements and dedication to the promotion of educational excellence.

Miller will be presented with the award during the 2017 WSU Tri-Cities commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, Wash.

Team mentoring leads 1,109 STEM students to success
April 14, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Alumni and students from Washington State University’s Team Mentoring Program will gather 6 p.m. Friday, April 14, in the Compton Union Building Jr. Ballroom, to celebrate that program’s success and tenth anniversary.

April 13: Alumnus software expert talks about careers
April 4, 2017

HubSpotPULLMAN, Wash. – Students will learn about technology careers during a video conference from Boston with Washington State University alumnus Russell Pixton (’07 general studies) at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in Lighty 160.

Tri-Cities alumna advocates for support services in D.C.
March 21, 2017

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Alejandra Cardoso, a recent graduate of Washington State University Tri-Cities, was chosen as one of three representatives from Washington state to participate in the Council for Opportunity in Education’s National Policy Seminar March 19-22 in Washington, D.C.

WSU to present women’s awards at annual luncheon
March 6, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Awards for Washington State University Woman of the Year and Women of Distinction will be presented at the annual Women’s Recognition Luncheon and Symposium at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, in the CUB ballroom.

Hotel developer, manager receives WSU alumni award
March 2, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Larry Culver, retired hotel developer and manager, was honored Feb. 25 with the Washington State University Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of his career as an innovative leader in the hospitality industry and his service to WSU.

April 6: Pre-registration advised to shop at CougsFirst!
February 28, 2017

SEATTLE – At CougsFirst!, the free annual showcase of Washington State University-related businesses, alumni and friends will shop and network 4-8 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle.

WSU, PNNL energy researcher wins national award
February 28, 2017

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University professor and alumnus Yong Wang has won the American Chemical Society’s annual Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division fellow award. A symposium in his honor will be held during the society’s national meeting in New Orleans in March.

Vancouver graduate earns Fulbright teaching scholarship
February 27, 2017

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University Vancouver graduate Gregory K. Walker has received from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program an English teaching assistant (ETA) award to teach in Spain.

Alumna receives award from Chinese government
January 23, 2017

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.

March 15 deadline for new WSU Alumni Association award
January 12, 2017

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.

Photos, video: Fans and sun in San Diego
January 11, 2017

SAN DIEGO – The score wasn’t all that Cougars had hoped, but Washington State University alumni and fans otherwise had a great time at the football Holiday Bowl during the Christmas break.