Outstanding Seniors


To recognize and honor outstanding undergraduate senior students who have excelled in academic performance and service to the department/school/program, the university and/or community during their academic career at Washington State University. One student from each academic degree in the College of Arts and Sciences will be recognized:

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Comparative Ethnic Studies
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Data Analytics
  • Digital Technology and Culture
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • English
  • Foreign Languages and Cultures
  • History
  • Human Biology
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Zoology

Eligibility Criteria

  • College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate students who will graduate in spring/summer/fall of 2024.
  • Currently enrolled on the WSU Pullman campus.
  • Documented record of outstanding academic performance and valuable contributions or service to the department/school/program, Washington State University and/or the community during their undergraduate studies at WSU.

Nomination Process

Individual nominations must be submitted to the nominee’s chair or director (or their designee) for consideration and endorsement. Nominators should check with the appropriate chair or director for the department’s nomination procedure, documents, and deadline.

Submission Process

Each undergraduate degree program selects its Outstanding Senior from the nominations received by the unit’s chair or director. Academic unit chairs and directors are responsible for completing the final submission form by the college deadline of Friday, February 16, 2024.

Additional honors

All Outstanding Senior finalists will be reviewed by the College of Arts and Sciences for consideration of special recognition at the spring and fall commencement ceremonies.

2024 Outstanding Seniors

Awardees will be recognized on Friday, May 3, 2024

Final Submission

Once the 2024 Outstanding Senior has been determined, please use this form to submit your final choice by midnight Friday, February 16, 2024.

To be completed by academic chairs and directors or their designees.


For more information, contact Arlene Parkay via email or at 509-335-6708.

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