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Donation from Washington wine’s past to fund future

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Albert-Ravenholt-80RICHLAND, Wash. – Albert Ravenholt’s legacy is growing posthumously with a $500,000 donation to the Washington State University Wine Science Center from the Albert Victor Ravenholt Foundation. » More …

$350,000 donation supports dahlia virus research at WSU

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

dahlia-Marcella-LouisePULLMAN, Wash. – A $350,000 donation from an avid dahlia grower will support Washington State University research into viruses that afflict the ornamental flower crop. » More …

$5 million gift funds research facility, ups state grain game

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Phase-1-of-grain-research-facility-100PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington Grain Commission announced Wednesday a $5 million gift to expand facilities and advance grain research at Washington State University. Plant growth facilities are central to developing grain varieties through WSU’s plant breeding programs. » More …

$3M gift supports Bremerton-area scholarships

By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering & Architecture

Bob-Stewart-80BREMERTON, Wash. – As a teenager in the Great Depression, Bob Stewart made his way from Minnesota to the Bremerton area, where he worked his way up from shipyard apprentice to U.S. Navy and Boeing employee, investor, founder of Olympic Savings and Loan and Bremerton finance commissioner. » More …

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 attend.
“We are overwhelmed with the generosity of CH2M Hill and the other community members who stepped up to make our first freshman class a success,” said Vicky Carwein, WSU Tri-Cities Chancellor. “CH2M HILL truly is a partner in the pursuit of higher education.”
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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 of higher education and we are thrilled that our contribution is providing more students with access to WSU Tri-Cities. We are truly partners with WSU Tri-Cities in the pursuit of knowledge,” said CH2M HILL President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Spears. The latest contribution from CH2M HILL brings the firm’s … » More …