PULLMAN – LeRoy Ashby, the Claudius O. and Mary Johnson Distinguished Professor of History and a Regents professor, received the WSU President’s Award for Lifetime Service Friday, March 28, during the WSU 2008 Showcase banquet.
Ashby’s undergraduate classes on 20th century American history have been among the most popular electives on campus for the past 30 years. The enthusiasm of his undergraduate students is exceeded only by the appreciation of his many graduate students.
The award was presented by President Elson S. Floyd and was a surprise for Ashby, who did not know he had been nominated for the award.
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