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Recognition Awards

Our annual Appreciation and Recognition Social brings the college together to celebrate the strength of our community and honor outstanding accomplishments by our scholars and professionals.

College of Arts and Sciences 2018 Awardees
College of Arts and Sciences 2018 Awardees

The college is comprised of more than 500 active faculty, 800 graduate students, and 180 staff. Each year, approximately 1,000 undergraduate seniors graduate with a CAS degree.

Faculty are recognized for their exemplary contributions in research and creative activities, teaching, and professional and institutional service.

Administrative professionals and civil service staff are honored for demonstrating excellence in their area of expertise, ranging from administrative support to academic advising to information technology services, and more.

Graduate students are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in research and/or artistic creativity during their academic career at WSU.

Outstanding seniors in each of our undergraduate degree programs are recognized for academic excellence and service to the institution and community.

View photos from the ceremony honoring 2017 awards recipients

Join the Celebration

CAS Appreciation and Recognition Social

Thursday, April 18, 2019
CUB Sr. Ballroom
4–6:00 p.m.

Outstanding Seniors

Friday, May 3, 2019
Location and time TBD

Everyone is welcome

2019 awards

Nominations will open in late 2018.


Arts & Sciences Awards

Faculty Awards

  • Career Achievement
    • Distinguished Faculty
    • Outstanding Career Achievement
    • Mid-Career Achievement
    • Early Achievement
    • Faculty Peer Mentoring
    • Outstanding Achievement in International Activities
  • Teaching
    • Thomas E. Lutz Teaching Excellence Award
    • William F. Mullen Memorial Teaching Award
    • Excellence in Graduate Teaching
    • Excellence in Graduate Advising and Mentoring Award
    • Excellence in Teaching by a Clinical Faculty Member Award
    • Excellence in Teaching by an Instructor Award
  • Service
    • Excellence in Professional Service Award
    • Excellence in Institutional Service Award

Staff Awards

  • Administrative Professional Excellence
    • Outstanding Career Achievement
    • Early Career Achievement
  • Civil Service Excellence
    • Outstanding Career Achievement
    • Early Career Achievement
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award
  • Peer Mentoring Award

Graduate Student Awards

  • Master’s Student Achievement
    • Arts award
    • Humanities award
    • Social Sciences award
  • Doctoral Student Achievement
    • Humanities award
    • Sciences award
    • Social Sciences award
  • Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

Outstanding Seniors

  • One in each undergraduate degree program