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Uncommon student gets a chance, gives back more

By J. Adrian Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – When history professor Orlan Svingen encouraged nontraditional student Janet Creighton to complete her doctorate at Washington State University in the 1990s, he had no idea that she and her husband are philanthropists and longtime generous supporters of WSU.

Schweitzer gift in memory of powerful professor Flechsig

By Marissa Mararac, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – In honor of a fondly remembered professor, Edmund Schweitzer and Schweitzer Engineering Lab are making donations of $100,000 each to the Alfred and Nancy Flechsig Fund for Laboratory Improvement at Washington State University.

Jan. 12 ceremony marks largest gift to WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – The historic partnership between Washington State University Tri-Cities and Kadlec Regional Medical Center will be celebrated in a free, public gifting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at the Kadlec Healthplex, 1269 Lee Blvd., Richland.

Tri-Cities receivesgift of $100,000

RICHLAND – CH2M HILL has presented WSU Tri-Cities with an additional gift of $100,000 to help wrap up final funding of the campus’s freshman scholarship program.   The donation was announced at Tuesday’s Freshman Scholarship Luncheon, where 31 of the community’s scholarship supporters were recognized. About 60 of the 102 full-time freshmen were able to […]

CH2M HILL and WSU Tri-Cities announce partnership

RICHLAND, Wash.- CH2M HILL has presented Washington State University Tri-Cities with an unrestricted gift of $600,000 to advance the pursuit of knowledge on the Tri-Cities campus. In addition, because WSU Tri-Cities has experienced overwhelming interest in its programs, CH2M HILL is also sponsoring 10 freshman scholarships, each worth $6,000. “Our company is a strong advocate […]

Employee gift drive on through May 15

WSU’s annual faculty and staff gift drive is under way, emphasizing the potential impact of more than 7,100 employees making a gift of any size to the university. For YOUR WSU! – Faculty and Staff Drive 2007 will continue through May 15. “This gift drive is special because it makes a strong statement to our […]

WSU Vancouver receives $240,500 to create labs

VANCOUVER – The M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust has donated $240,500 to Washington State University Vancouver towards the creation of computer science and mechanical engineering labs.  This gift will enable WSU Vancouver faculty to increase the integration of modern/emerging technologies; create longitudinal learning experiences so that interdisciplinary concepts can be revisited sequentially throughout a student’s […]

$1 Million Firstenburg gift announced at WSU Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Ed and Mary Firstenburg, through the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, have given $1 million to Washington State University Vancouver to create the Firstenburg Student Commons. The WSU Board of Regents approved the naming at its regularly scheduled meeting held Nov. 18 in Seattle.The gift will allow WSU Vancouver to purchase the current […]