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Coug students make a ‘reel’ difference for veterans
November 9, 2016

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Students sometimes wonder whether they’ll ever use what they are learning in school. Those at Washington State University recently witnessed the practical difference their work is making as they shared a barbecue, demonstrated their reel projects and learned the basics of fly fishing and tying with area veterans.

Fly-fishing class has students hooked as avid instructor carries on legacy
January 9, 2004

Eight dollars per hour. As public information officer for the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and public information director for the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, that’s what Charlie Powell earns — to teach fly-fishing at WSU, that is.But in truth, he would probably teach for free because he loves the sport and loves to teach it to others.“It’s a privilege for me to teach,” Powell said. “My philosophy for the class is that it’s a lifelong physical activity that gets people out into the environment and stresses physical and mental health. Through teaching, I can turn out 20 to 25 anglers each … » More …