Professor receives top nursing award

SPOKANE — Lorna Schumann, an associate professor at the Washington State Intercollegiate College of Nursing, will receive the prestigious state award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence during the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 22nd National Conference in Indianapolis, Ind., June 20-24. Founded in 1991, this award recognizes a nurse practitioner in a state who demonstrates excellence […]

Business college honors top students, faculty, staff

The College of Business at Washington State University has recognized 42 of its faculty, stafff and students for outstanding achievement and excellence. The awards for faculty and staff were announced at a college-wide reception on April 27, while student awards were announced at the Celebration of Student Excellence on April, 13. “The high caliber of our faculty, staff, […]

Coug spirit pervades collaborative attitude

Lynn Buckley’s office is located on the top floor of Cleveland Hall with a window overlooking campus. “I call it the penthouse,” she says with a smile. Buckley, a principal assistant in the department of educational leadership and counseling psychology (ELCP), came to WSU the summer of 1978, beginning as a time-slip employee in the […]

Understanding environment with art and science

Photo by WSU Photo Services.He is a professor in the Department of Sociology, distinguished professor of natural resource and environmental policy in the Thomas F. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service, affiliated professor of fine arts, affiliated professor of environmental science, and faculty associate in the Center for Integrated Biology — and he […]

Research helps people where they live

As a kid, he wanted to become a concert violist. But he sold his instrument to pay for college — something he still thinks of today.  Ultimately, J. Daniel Dolan, recipient of the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Public Service, went into structural engineering, where his work affects nearly every citizen in the state and […]

Striking gold with buckyballs

Sometimes people are a product of their surroundings, and sometimes these surroundings can be auspiciously beneficial. Lai-Sheng Wang, recipient of the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, Scholarship and Arts, was a high school student when China’s cultural revolution ended.  “Had that not happened, I wouldn’t have gone to college,” said Wang. “I would have […]

Sparkling campus, and choir, shine on his resume

Sometimes staying in the place you love requires a career change. After 13 years as a human resources director for an aluminum smelter, 2006-2007 President’s Employee Excellence Award recipient William “Bill” Kelley made the switch to WSU Vancouver when nine smelters closed in the Pacific Northwest.  “It was obvious that, if I wanted to continue […]

Good work satisfies retiree and colleagues

Quality service. Positive. Sensitive to others’ needs. These are just some of the accolades people use when describing Gary Frost. A Pullman native, Frost attended Pullman High School and Washington State University before taking a job with WSU facilities operations.  “If you like the town, like the people, like the environment, then why not stay?” […]

Lifelong learner leads in many areas

When you love what you do, life is a whole lot easier — and more enjoyable.  For the past 15 years that love has taken Sandi Brabb from department manager to assistant director of veterinary and comparative anatomy, pharmacology and physiology (VCAPP).  “I love my job. I love what I do,” said Brabb. “My job […]

Teamwork, selflessness characterize staff winners

Five WSU employees will receive President’s Employee Excellence Awards at the Celebrating Excellence recognition banquet March 23, part of WSU’s annual World Class. Face to Face. Showcase festivities to honor the achievements of faculty and staff across the university. The awards recognize outstanding contributions to WSU by classified and administrative professional employees from across the […]