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Alum selected as golf course superintendent

The new superintendent for the Palouse Ridge Golf Course at WSU has been selected. Todd Lupkes, CGSC, is from Gig Harbor Country Club in Gig Harbor, Wash. He is a certified superintendent who graduated from WSU’s turf program in 1992. He is twice past president of the Western Washington Golf Course Superintendents Association. He is […]

101-year-old alum passes driver’s test

LANGLEY, Wash.- Alden Couch, who celebrated his 101st birthday Monday, just passed his Washington state driver’s test and says he did so with flying colors. “I haven’t parallel parked for 10 years and I sailed through it like nothing,” he said recently. A resident of the Whidbey Island town of Langley, Couch took a birthday […]

WSU alum wins national teacher award

Washington State University alumna Lisa Cartwright, a fourth-grade teacher at Pullman’s Franklin Elementary School, received a 2004 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the nation’s highest honor for teaching in these fields. Cartwright received the award at an April 15 ceremony in Washington, D.C. With the award she receives a $10,000 gift […]

Alums’ $1.5M gift endows second chair

Floyd Rogers and Judy Huie-Rogers, of Renton, recently became the first individual donors in Washington State University’s history to contribute two endowed chair positions to the university. The Rogers’ most recent gift of $1.5 million to the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science establishes a second endowed senior faculty position in computer science, an […]