College honors for faculty, staff, students

Previews of award posters for Choong-Shik Yoo, Cheryl Schultz, Sarah Barnett, and Ryan Rice.Eighteen faculty, two staff, and five graduate students were honored for outstanding achievement at the 2022 College of Arts and Sciences Appreciation and Recognition Social in April.

Professor Craig Hemmens, a national leader in ethical criminal justice practices, and Choong-Shik Yoo, a pioneer in static high pressure science, received the top two faculty awards. Glenn Miller and Ryan Rice, in biological sciences and chemistry respectively, were honored with staff excellence awards. Graduate students were recognized in the humanities, arts, and sciences.

Visit the online CAS awards gallery to learn about each of the recipients and the impact of their work.

Thumbnail images of award posters for five individuals.
Left to right: award posters for Mechthild Tegeder, Craig Hemmens, Kristen Johnson, Michael Allen, and Luz Maria Gordillo.


An outstanding senior in each of the 24 College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate degree programs offered at WSU Pullman are honored at a separate medallion ceremony the day before commencement.

Poster with 24 names and faces.
The 2022 Outstanding Seniors for the College of Arts and Sciences at WSU Pullman.

The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic college in the WSU system, encompassing more than 500 faculty, 180 staff, 600 graduate students, and thousands of undergraduate students across all six WSU campuses. The college delivers more than half of all student credit hours of instruction for the University, and supports scholarly, research, and creative activities across the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and interdisciplinary endeavors.

Top image: Clockwise from upper left, CAS awardees Choong-Shik Yoo, Cheryl Schultz, Ryan Rice, and Sarah Barnett.