The Heart of WSU
As alumni and friends of the College of Arts and Sciences, you are the heart of the very best that Washington State University has to offer, so you have a lot to be proud of!
In subjects ranging from anthropology to zoology, CAS researchers partner with industry and national and private funding agencies to find innovative solutions to today's complex local and global problems. A diverse and highly skilled faculty prepares an increasing number of graduate and undergraduate students to become tomorrow's defining leaders.
The support of alumni and friends, whether in the form of partnerships or through volunteer commitment and generous philanthropy, helps to keep the college strong. CAS supporters and alumni are making a real difference at global and local levels.
A few examples of CAS community impact
Funded by a $25,000 Berry Family CLA Faculty Excellence Fellows award, Brian Kemp will further his research in Mexico City, reconstructing a puzzle of Native American prehistory that dates back 2,000 years.
Physiologist Leonard Kirschner dedicated his life to family and research, and his commitment to personal relationships and WSU is evident in his many philanthropic interests.
Named one of the five "crop researchers who could change the world," Jerry Glover has applied his philosophy degree in unexpected ways.
During his 33 years at Washington State University, Herb Eastlick advised over 1,500 students, taught countless others, and saw hundreds successfully enroll in medical and dental schools across the nation. Peg Eastlick, his wife, was also a large part of the Cougar family. She taught bacteriology and pathology, and oversaw the operations of several laboratories.
Sam Reed Distinguished Professorship in Civic Education and Public Civility. In light of his lifetime commitment to encouraging young people to learn about and engage in the political process, this is a fitting way to commemorate his career and extend his legacy. The professorship will support research and teaching activities advancing civility, moderation and bipartisanship in the political arena.
The Campaign for Washington State University
The Campaign for Washington State University: Because the World Needs Big Ideas is a $1 billion comprehensive fundraising effort to increase support for WSU's students, faculty, research, and outreach programs and to leverage the University's impact across our state, nation, and world.
Through the Campaign for WSU, the College of Arts and Sciences will build on successful histories of educating students who can meet future challenges in contemporary society.