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‘We got no troubles, life is the bubbles…’
January 11, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University alumnus Larry Yount, class of 1975, was scuba diving in Cayman Brac shortly before taking his grandson to watch WSU football compete in the Holiday Bowl.

Award will help pharmacy prof lead, advocate for change
December 15, 2016

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.

Libyans reunite at WSU, earn doctorates together
December 14, 2016

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.

Visionary biochemist to receive top WSU alumni award
December 12, 2016

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 Alumni Features

Jazz performer, educator receives WSU alumni award
November 21, 2016

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.

University seeks input about student conduct process
November 10, 2016

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.

New scholarship in honor of alumnus, entrepreneur
November 7, 2016

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.

Heroic law officer, devoted Cougar receives alumni award
October 27, 2016

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.

Longtime state education leader wins award from WSU
October 26, 2016

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.

Oct. 20: Tri-Cities to install chapter of national honor society
October 19, 2016

By Jeffrey Dennison, WSU Tri-Cities

phi-kappa-phi-logoRICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities will be welcomed as home to the 338th chapter of Phi Kappa Phi national honor society at an installation ceremony at noon Thursday, Oct. 20, in the CIC art gallery.

WSU committed to free expression, access to higher ed
October 18, 2016

Statement in advance of the Oct. 19 Trump Wall protest and counterprotest at WSU:

PULLMAN, Wash. – As we noted in a message emailed to the Washington State University community earlier this month, WSU cherishes freedom of expression on its campuses. In fact, protecting the free exchange of ideas while encouraging dialogue that is constructive, respectful and civil is one of the university’s core values.

Wheat farmer, WSU supporter receives alumni award
October 13, 2016

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.

Oct. 7: Annual Pre-Law Day connects students, alumni
October 5, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – The fifth annual Pre-Law Day will kick off at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in CUE 518 with keynote speaker Brenda Williams, co-director of the Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic and associate dean of the University of Washington School of Law.

Oct. 14: Meet the makers and taste Cougar III wine
October 4, 2016

By Elizabeth Rudd, Brelsford WSU visitor center

cougar-iii-winePULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University alumni Annette Bergevin and Dave Harvey of Bergevin Lane Vineyards will discuss their Walla Walla winery and wines at 2:30 p.m. during a tasting at 2-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center, 150 E. Spring St., Pullman.

Alumnus honored for excellence in pharmacy, teaching
October 3, 2016

By Lori Maricle, WSU College of Pharmacy

michael-vargaSPOKANE, Wash. – Michael Varga, alumnus and director of pharmacy at Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls, Idaho, has been named the Washington State University College of Pharmacy’s 2016 Preceptor of the Year.

Alumna helps with research to improve school leadership
October 3, 2016

By Brittni Willis, College of Education intern

nancy-cooganTUKWILA, Wash. – An alumna who is school district superintendent of the most dangerous city in the U.S. is working with Washington State University faculty on efforts to combat social ills starting in the school system.

Southbound stopover by monarch butterfly a big surprise
October 3, 2016

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

tagged-monarch-webPROSSER, Wash. – When a butterfly dines in a homeowner’s garden, that’s not unusual. But when some internal compass guides that winged visitor into the yard of Kathy Keatley Garvey in northern California, it’s downright remarkable.

Through Nov. 1: Nominate next common reading book
September 21, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – Books related to the theme “frontiers of technology, health and society” can be nominated through Nov. 1 as the Washington State University 2017-18 common reading selection used by thousands of first-year and other students.

Business advising saves state jobs, aerospace support
September 19, 2016

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By Hope Belli Tinney, Small Business Development Center

MOSES LAKE, Wash. – When WWII-era buildings at the Port of Moses Lake needed work in 2013, Sonico, the aircraft parts repair and maintenance business leasing those buildings, was told it would have to depart.

Alumna researches Olympic rowers’ sleep habits
September 15, 2016

By Doug Nadvornick, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

amy-benderSPOKANE, Wash. – Many of us cheered on our favorite athletes and teams during the recently completed summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.