Mt. Vernon pathologist earns CAHNRS award


Debra A. Inglis will receive the 2009 CAHNRS Women’s History Recognition Award for Professional and Academic Leadership.

Inglis is an associate professor of plant pathology at WSU. From 2004 through 2008, she served as interim director of WSU’s Northwest Washington Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon. As interim director, Inglis led the renovation of the NWREC, raising nearly $2.5 million from the local community and executing a plan to keep the center in full operation while replacing its major structures.
Inglis is also a highly respected vegetable pathologist. Her research has focused on the biology and management of fungal and nematode diseases of fresh and processed vegetables grown in Washington.
Inglis earned both her Ph.D. (1982) and M.S. (1978) degrees from WSU. 
Laura Laurent Mrachek is winner of the 2009 CAHNRS Women’s History Recognition Award for Community Leadership and Public Service. An entrepreneur and an industry and community leader, she graduated from WSU with a B.S. in Horticulture in 1977.
A wine and cheese reception will be held for the award recipients 3-5 p.m. on March 25 in the CUB junior ballroom on the WSU Pullman campus.
Annually since 1999, the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences has held a recognition reception to award outstanding alumnae in honor of March as National Women’s History Month.

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