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Don Miller named WSU Tri-Cities distinguished alumnus

Don Miller WSU alumnusRICHLAND, Wash. – Don Miller, CEO of Gesa Credit Union, will be honored with Washington State University Tri-Cities’ Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award in recognition of his service, career achievements and dedication to the promotion of educational excellence.

Miller will be presented with the award during the 2017 WSU Tri-Cities commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, Wash. » More …

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 …

Jazz performer, educator receives WSU alumni award

horace-alexander-youngPULLMAN, Wash. – Horace Alexander Young, chair of contemporary music at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, was honored recently with the Washington State University Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of three decades of professional touring and recording jazz music with top performers worldwide while also teaching privately and at the university level. » 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 …

Air quality, health policy researcher receives alumni award

Ted-RussellPULLMAN, Wash. – Armistead (Ted) G. Russell, an engineering researcher and professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, was honored Thursday, Nov. 5, with the Washington State University Alumni Association (WSUAA) Alumni Achievement Award for his work in air quality science tied to health, public policy and sustainable development. » More …