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Popular WSU license plates set $613K scholarship record
July 17, 2017


WSU-license platePULLMAN, Wash. – Scholarship funds from the Washington State University license plate, the number-one specialty plate in the state, hit a new record of $613,283 in the 2016-2017 academic year, according to the WSU budget office. All of the proceeds go to scholarships for students in the WSU system.

Alumni recognized for business, community service
September 17, 2015

Michael-and-Virginia-Jessemey-McCarty-smallSHELTON, Wash. – Michael and Virginia Jessemey McCarty were honored Monday, Sept. 14, with the Washington State University Alumni Association (WSUAA) Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of service to their community, state and WSU.

Rhoda Altom honored with the Alumni Achievement Award
January 29, 2010

PULLMAN — Rhoda L. Altom, real estate entrepreneur and community activist, was awarded the WSU Alumni Association (WSUAA) Alumni Achievement Award on Monday, Jan. 25 for her exemplary career in real estate and for her tireless work to improve pediatric health care, medical research and women’s issues in the Seattle area.


In 1980, Altom became the first woman to graduate from WSU’s construction management program. She joined the real estate development firm Wright Runstad & Company, where she was instrumental in the Seattle area’s first implosion demolition. After leaving Wright in 1989, she founded … » More …