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Murrow School presents awards
April 11, 2008

PULLMAN – The WSU Edward R. Murrow School of Communication presented the Hall of Achievement awards April 2 to school alumni Gary Larson, Kenji Kitatani, Tim Pavish, Ron Carter, Michael Shepard and Patrick M. Scott.

Larson, a 1972 alumnus best known for his cartoon panel “The Far Side,” was unable to attend the event but sent a message to the school stating how his interest in advertising and biology led to his successful career.

“I never foresaw how this might all come together, but it’s pretty clear to me now that my classes at WSU were vital in both nurturing a creative bent I … » More …

Murrow School honors distinguished alumni
December 6, 2007

Photo: Kathi Goertzen is an anchor at KOMO TV and a Murrow graduate.


PULLMAN – WSU communication graduates are inspiring a new generation of professionals to reach for their dreams and remember their roots.

That is just one reason Seattle television journalist Kathi Goertzen and Washington businessman Ted Baseler were inducted into the WSU Edward R. Murrow School of Communication Hall of Achievement last week.

In a special Nov. 30 ceremony in the Summit Room at KOMO Radio/TV, WSU president Elson Floyd presented crystals to Goertzen and Baseler in honor and recognition of their achievements and service throughout their distinguished careers. … » More …

Prof inspires students, faculty as he hones the art of teaching
March 25, 2005

It’s a tidy office with clean walls adorned with the expected degrees, honors and accolades from peers and institutions. However, one piece sticks out from the rest: a quote from the mouth of Phil Senger. “Too many university faculty are obsessed with trying to impress people with how smart they are…rather than being obsessed with how smart they can make other people.” This quote epitomizes the attitude of the office inhabitant, WSU professor of animal sciences, Phil Senger.This understanding has served Senger well in his 31 years of teaching at WSU. This year he will be awarded the Marian E. Smith Faculty Achievement Award, which … » More …

Alumnus receives award
October 20, 2004

Washington State University alumnus James H. Clark (’75 Civil Engr., ’76 M.A. Civil Engr.)received a WSU Alumni Achievement Award at an alumni award reception held at the Lewis Alumni Centre on the Pullman campus Friday, Oct. 15.Clark, a resident of Glendale, Calif, is vice president and senior project manager of Black & Veatch Corp. At age 38, he became the youngest partner in the global engineering/construction firm that has more than 9,000 employees and $2 billion in annual revenues.From the Los Angeles office, Clark manages  planning, design and operations projects for many of the company’s premier water and wastewater clients in North America. He was … » More …

Four leaders, alumni honored for achievements
June 1, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. — Four leaders in pathology, education, engineering, science and medicine — including three brothers from Pullman — have been honored with Washington State University’s Alumni Achievement Award:* Dr. H. Thomas Norris, a pathologist and a professor emeritus at East Carolina University’s School of Medicine in Greenville, N.C.* Paul M. Maughan, a Global Positioning Systems* David W. Maughan, a research professor at the University of Vermont since 1974* W. Lowell Maughan, M.D., associate chief of cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.H. Thomas Norris, professor emeritus at East Carolina University’s School of Medicine in Greenville, N.C., has received a Washington State University Alumni Achievement Award. At a May 27 gathering of family and friends, including Alumni Association … » More …