Awards honor outstanding faculty, staff, and students

Group photo of College of Arts and Sciences award winners on stage.
Awardees gather for a group photo at the at the 2024 Appreciation and Recognition Social event.

Nineteen faculty, five staff, and seven graduate students were honored for outstanding achievement and their commitment to excellence at the 2024 College of Arts and Sciences Appreciation and Recognition Social last week.

Professor Nairanjana (Jan) Dasgupta, a national leader in data analytics, received the college’s distinguished faculty award. Cheryl Schultz and Michael Berger, both in the School of Biological Science at WSU Vancouver, were recognized for outstanding career achievement. Faculty honors also included excellence in teaching and service, and spanned eight disciplines and three campuses.

School of the Environment lab manager Charles Knaack led the staff career achievement awards, and top graduate students were recognized in the humanities, arts, and sciences.

Arlene Parkay, assistant director of retention and recruitment, was honored as the college’s Unsung Hero of the Year.

Collage of five posters from the CAS awards event.

Undergraduate awards

Twenty-three outstanding seniors, each representing a degree program offered in the College of Arts and Sciences at WSU Pullman, will be honored at a separate medallion ceremony on Friday, May 3, the day before commencement.

By College of Arts and Sciences for WSU Insider.