College of Arts and Sciences recognizes outstanding faculty, staff, and students

Group photo of College of Arts and Sciences award winners on stage.
Overall, 30 faculty, students, and staff were honored for outstanding achievement and their commitment to excellence at the 2024 College of Arts and Sciences Appreciation and Recognition Social last week.

Nineteen faculty, four staff, and seven graduate students were honored for outstanding achievement and their commitment to excellence at the 2024 College of Arts and Sciences Appreciation and Recognition Social last week.

Professor Nairanjana (Jan) Dasgupta, a national leader in data analytics, received the college’s distinguished faculty award. Cheryl Schultz and Michael Berger, both in the School of Biological Science at WSU Vancouver, were recognized for outstanding career achievement. Faculty honors also included excellence in teaching and service, and spanned eight disciplines and three campuses.

School of the Environment lab manager Charles Knaack led the staff career achievement awards, and top graduate students were recognized in the humanities, arts, and sciences.

Visit the CAS awards poster gallery to meet all the award recipients.

Undergraduate awards

Twenty-three outstanding seniors, each representing a degree program offered in the College of Arts and Sciences at WSU Pullman, will be honored at a separate medallion ceremony on Friday, May 3, the day before commencement.

The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic college in the WSU system, encompassing more than 600 faculty, 180 staff, 580 graduate students, and thousands of undergraduate students across five WSU campuses. The college delivers more than half of all student credit hours of instruction at WSU, and supports scholarly, research, and creative activities across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

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