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Family honors ag education teacher with scholarship
April 27, 2009

PULLMAN  – When the first irrigation water from the Columbia Basin Reclamation Project flowed through the sage brush of Quincy, Keith F. Kirkbride was there launching a program at the high school to educate the area’s future farmers.

Now, Kirkbride’s sons, Frank and Charlie Kirkbride, are launching a scholarship program at WSU to honor the late vocational agriculture education teacher. The Keith F. Kirkbride Vocational Agriculture Education Endowed Scholarship will go to one or more WSU students seeking a career in vocational ag education or with demonstrated leadership capacity and capabilities in vocational ag education.

“Dad was dedicated to the vocational education of all his … » More …

CAHNRS food drive nets nearly a ton and a half
December 15, 2008

CAHNRS faculty and staff contributed approximately 1,400 pounds of food and paper products, which will be matched by Pam and Dan Bernardo, yielding a total contribution to the Food Bank of 2,800 pounds. This total is over three times the amount collected when the food drive began three years ago.


The College of Engineering is following their lead and holding a food drive of its own. Dean Claiborn has committed to a similar match to try and beat the CAHNRS record.

Wine expert to lead viticulture, enology
October 6, 2008

Thomas Henick-Kling, photo courtesy of Cornell University

PULLMAN – Thomas Henick-Kling, an international leader in wine research and education, is the new director of WSU’s viticulture and enology program.


Dan Bernardo, dean of the WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, announced the appointment today. Henick-Kling is scheduled to assume his new responsibilities on a full-time basis in March 2009.


“Dr. Henick-Kling is a scientist, educator and advocate of the highest caliber,” Bernardo said. “He has led the development of viticulture and enology programs at Cornell and in Australia, … » More …

WSU projects funded in fed’s omnibus package
December 31, 2007

PULLMAN –- WSU programs in agricultural research and the health sciences in Spokane are among those that will benefit from allocations in the new omnibus federal budget, signed into law by President George W. Bush Wednesday.

“This funding will play an important role in promoting education, research and economic development for our state and region,” said President Elson S. Floyd. “We greatly appreciate the leadership role played by Sen. Patty Murray, and support of the state’s congressional delegation in targeting this money to worthwhile programs here in Washington.”

The bill includes $1.9 million toward construction of a new USDA Agricultural Research Service building … » More …

Dean posts vacant no longer
August 19, 2005

Business and Economics• Eric Spangenberg is dean of the College of Business and Economics, and David Whidbee, associate professor of finance, is associate dean for faculty affairs and research in the college. Spangenberg had served as associate dean for faculty affairs and research since 2002 and, most recently, as senior associate dean of the college. Len Jessup, former dean, recently was named president of the Washington State University Foundation and vice president for university development.Pharmacy• James P. Kehrer, director of the Center for Molecular and Cellular Toxicology and Gustavus and Louise Pfeiffer Professor of Toxicology at the University of Texas at Austin, has … » More …

New dean attends annual Spillman Field Day
July 7, 2005

Fifth District Rep. Cathy McMorris and Daniel J. Bernardo, the new dean of Washington State University’s College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, were among those attending the July 7 Spillman Agronomy Farm Field Day, celebrating 100 years of wheat research at WSU. Two important milestones were marked at this year’s field day: the 100th anniversary of the university’s first wheat variety release and the 50th anniversary of the purchase of the farm. Experimental lines of grain and legume crops are tested at Spillman before they are released to Northwest farmers to grow.During the event, Diana Roberts, WSU Extension area agronomist, was named the 15th recipient of the Kenneth … » More …