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Hotel developer, manager receives WSU alumni award

PULLMAN, Wash. – Larry Culver, retired hotel developer and manager, was honored Feb. 25 with the Washington State University Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of his career as an innovative leader in the hospitality industry and his service to WSU. » More …

March 15 deadline for new WSU Alumni Association award

PULLMAN, Wash. – Nominations are being accepted for a new award from the Washington State University Alumni Association (WSUAA). The Cougar Pride Award will be presented to alumni, former students and friends of WSU who have consistently demonstrated extraordinary loyalty, spirit and pride in support of the university. » More …

Heroic law officer, devoted Cougar receives alumni award

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. » More …

Kamaka Ukulele brothers receive WSU alumni award

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HONOLULU – Brothers Samuel and Frederick Kamaka, owners of Kamaka Ukulele, were honored July 23 with the Washington State University Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of service to their community as entrepreneurs and promoters of cultural heritage and in passing on the tradition and values of a family-owned business. » More …

Popular conservation writer receives WSU alumni award

Johnsgard-80LINCOLN, Neb. – Paul Johnsgard, an ornithologist, artist and emeritus professor at the University of Nebraska, was honored July 12 with the Washington State University Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of writing and teaching that has expanded public understanding of natural history, conservation and pressing environmental issues. » More …

Retired NASA Apollo engineer receives WSU alumni award

Cline-FrasierVANCOUVER, Wash. – Cline W. Frasier, a retired NASA engineer and manager of two family farms in Washington, was honored May 4 with the Washington State University Alumni Association’s Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to transportation safety, including in U.S. manned spacecraft, and his support of WSU scholarships. » More …

Interim President Bernardo receives WSU alumni award

BernardoPULLMAN, Wash. – Daniel J. Bernardo, interim president of Washington State University, was honored Wednesday with the WSU Alumni Association’s highest award – the Alumni Achievement Award – in recognition of his leadership as interim president, provost and dean. » More …

Aerosol, air pollution pioneer receives WSU alumni award

Ensor-webCHAPEL HILL, N.C. – David S. Ensor, retired civil and chemical engineer, was honored April 11 with the Washington State University Alumni Association’s Alumni Achievement Award for internationally recognized contributions to aerosol science that have helped protect workers and the public from potential air pollution hazards. » More …

Resilient, inspirational philanthropist receives alumni award

Gleason-SPOKANE, Wash. – Steve Gleason of New Orleans, philanthropist and former professional football player, was honored at Gleason Fest in Spokane on Saturday, Aug. 8, with the Washington State University Alumni Association (WSUAA) Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of the work he and Team Gleason do to raise awareness and find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). » More …

Committed donor, volunteer receives alumni award

Jim-Ruck-80EVERETT, Wash. – Jim Ruck, retired engineer and production manager and active community volunteer, was honored Sunday, July 26, with the Washington State University Alumni Association (WSUAA) Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of six decades of dedication and service to WSU. » More …