group photo on the stageSixteen faculty, six staff, and six graduate students were honored for outstanding achievement at the 2019 College of Arts and Sciences Appreciation and Recognition Social earlier this month.

Professor Mechthild Tegedar, an international leader in plant biology, and Gary Collins, a pioneer in the study of material defects, received the top two faculty awards. Chuck Cody and Paul Wheeler, both in biological sciences, were honored with the outstanding staff career awards. Graduate students were recognized in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. (View photos from the event.)

“In addition to recognizing some amazing individuals, this annual event brings us together to celebrate the diversity and creativity that powers the College of Arts and Sciences,” said Matt Jockers, dean of the college and master of ceremonies for the event.

Visit the online CAS awards gallery to learn a little about each of the recipients. four poster images of four award recipients

Undergraduate student honors

An outstanding senior in each of the 25 College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate degree programs offered at WSU Pullman will be honored in a medallion ceremony the day before commencement.

The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic and research college in the WSU system. Encompassing more than 500 faculty, 180 staff, 750 graduate students, and thousands of undergraduate students across all six WSU campuses, the college delivers just over half of all student credit hours of instruction at WSU and supports scholarly, research, and creative activities across the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and interdisciplinary endeavors.

Top image: WSU photographer Bob Hubner (left) assembles the 2019 College of Arts and Sciences award recipients for a group photo with Dean Matthew Jockers (far right).

By Joanna Steward, College of Arts and Sciences