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Paige Danielson Named NCAA Elite 90 Award Winner

Paige Danielson Named NCAA Elite 90 Award Winner

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An electrical engineering major, Danielson becomes the first Cougar to receive the Elite 90 Award, holding a 4.0 GPA.
By: Washington State Athletics

HAMILTON, N.J. – Washington State University rowing sophomore, Paige Danielson, has been named the NCAA Elite 90 Award winner for Division I rowing, presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the 2017 NCAA Rowing Championships, the NCAA announced at the championships banquet, Thursday at Mercer County Park Indoor Tennis Facility. » More …

WSU junior recognized by Udall Foundation

WSU junior recognized by Udall Foundation


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PULLMAN, Wash. – Alyssa Norris, a WSU junior in engineering and an Alaska native, has received a nationally competitive Udall Foundation honorable mention award in its environment category.

“The Udall nod validates Alyssa’s commitment to the environment and her work toward a career addressing issues on a local, national and global scale,” said April Seehafer, director of the Distinguished Scholarships Program, part of WSU’s Office Undergraduate Education. “Alyssa’s personal and professional accomplishments as a WSU student have prepared her very well for this latest and well-deserved honor.” » More …

Ardis Hauser, Friend and Supporter of the WSU Honors College, Celebrates 100!

Ardis Hauser, Friend and Supporter of the WSU Honors College, Celebrates 100!

When Ralph Hauser (’53 Education) entered Washington State College on the GI Bill in 1949, he and his wife, Ardis, were impressed by the university, the educational value one receives as a student, and the WSU community of Cougars. It grew into the passion of two lifetimes.

Ralph built admirable careers as an industrial arts teacher, and later as a business owner, in Lacey, Wash. Ardis worked as a children’s librarian and school teacher. They became more engaged with the university through their children, Carl (’75 BS Computer Science) and Kathy (Emtman) (’77 Home Economics). The siblings enrolled in music camps as teenagers and then as undergraduates in the then WSU Honors Program. In 2014, Ralph passed away at age 92 in Pullman, where he and Ardis had lived for nearly 20 years. The town is also home to Carl, Kathy and their families.
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WSU Honors College assistant dean Robin Bond wins international advising award

WSU Honors College assistant dean Robin Bond wins international advising award


PULLMAN, Wash.—Robin Bond, Washington State University Honors College assistant dean, has won a 2017 “Outstanding Advising Award” in the faculty advisor category from NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, the leading professional organization in that field.

The award will be presented in mid-October at NACADA’s annual conference and global awards program in St. Louis, Mo.  That’s one year after Bond received the faculty “Outstanding Achievement in Academic Advising” award from WSU ACADA, the local organization.

“I work with wonderful students who inspire me every day,” said Bond. “I’m deeply honored to receive this award, but the recognition really goes to our students and their accomplishments.” » More …

Honors students receive Emeritus Society awards

Honors students receive Emeritus Society awards


PULLMAN, Wash. – The WSU Emeritus Society, as is its annual tradition, has selected four outstanding undergraduates to receive $500 awards for their contribution to WSU research.

Recipients were selected based on their research efforts, the passion shown in their area of expertise, and their promise of future contributions to the research community. Following are the 2017 award winners. Hannah Booth, Madison Armstrong, and Heather Young are WSU Honors Students » More …

WSU Provost Bernardo names Erdman, Fritz, Gerber, Graves, Gruen, Mariadoss, and Padowski as new Honors College Faculty Fellows

WSU Provost Bernardo names Erdman, Fritz, Gerber, Graves, Gruen, Mariadoss, and Padowski as new Honors College Faculty Fellows


PULLMAN, Wash.—Seven Washington State University faculty members have been selected to be in the second cohort of faculty fellows for the Honors College, as announced by Provost and Executive Vice President Daniel J. Bernardo.

“These are very involved educators who have made a remarkable impact on Honors’ students and initiatives, and we are pleased to recognize them with this prestigious title,” said Honors Dean M. Grant Norton. Their three-year appointments start May 16, 2017. » More …

Voiland College names 2017 outstanding students, faculty, staff

Voiland College names 2017 outstanding students, faculty, staff

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PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture announced the names of outstanding students, faculty, and staff at its annual convocation ceremony last Thursday. Award winners include the following: » More …

WSU junior Alyssa Norris recognized by national Udall Foundation for 2017-18

WSU junior Alyssa Norris recognized by national Udall Foundation for 2017-18


PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University junior and Alaska native Alyssa Norris has received a nationally competitive Udall Foundation honorable mention award in its environment category, said April Seehafer, director of the Distinguished Scholarships Program, part of WSU Undergraduate Education.

“The Udall nod validates Alyssa’s commitment to the environment and her work toward a career addressing issues on a local, national, and global scale,” said Seehafer. “Alyssa’s personal and professional accomplishments as a WSU student have prepared her very well for this latest and well-deserved honor.” » More …

Summer’s Internship

Summer’s Internship

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WSU’s Ryan Summers spent last summer building autonomous submarines and interning at SpaceX, a company that’s planning to send a space ship to Mars.

We recently spoke with the computer engineering major and Goldwater Scholar about his experience working at the aerospace company, and how WSU is preparing him for the future. » More …

Goldwater Scholarships for 2017-18 awarded to two WSU Honors College junior women STEM majors

Goldwater Scholarships for 2017-18 awarded to two WSU Honors College junior women STEM majors


PULLMAN, Wash.—The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation has announced that Washington State University juniors Julianna Brutman and Keesha Matz have each received $7,500 awards for the 2017-18 academic year. Goldwater’s are among the top, nationally competitive distinguished scholarships; they cover tuition, room and board, and fees. » More …