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Wogmans commit $5M through estate plans to support STEM teaching and research

Growing up in Spokane during the 1940s and ‘50s, Dr. Ned Wogman enjoyed a perfectly happy childhood. There was tennis. There was music. A younger brother. One thing there wasn’t—enough money between parents Walfred and Lela Wogman to send Ned to college, no matter how many lawns were mowed and no matter how much snow […]

Creative media students earn wine society fellowship

Four undergraduate students in the WSU Vancouver Creative Media and Digital Culture (CDMC) program are gaining real-world experience thanks to a new student fellowship created by the Northwest Wine and Food Society (NWFS). Mentored by Dene Grigar, CMDC director, the NWFS fellows are developing develop a website, logo and social media promotions for the society, […]

Alumna’s gift will keep on giving

What do you give someone for Christmas that not only helped you navigate college, but gave you everything to ensure your success? For Akanna Poor, a recent WSU Tri-Cities first-generation graduate, the answer was simple. Give a gift that will continue to give to others – all in the name of the individuals who helped […]

Cowlitz Coug finds her voice

Shana Lombard distinctly remembers sitting on the bleachers as an elementary student at Chief Leschi tribal school and hearing ‘Education is knowledge. Knowledge is power.’ “Those words spoke to me and gave me the notion that education is beneficial for Native Americans, and we should pursue it. Most importantly,” Shana reflects, “no one can take […]

New language scholarship opens opportunities, honors alumnus’ mom

Molding better Americans is the motivation behind a new foreign language scholarship created for Washington State University students by alumnus Christopher “CJ” Johnson (’02), an officer and linguist in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. “So few Americans speak a foreign language, and the outcome is that few Americans understand the world outside their immediate circle,” […]