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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.

2019 CAS Awardees group photoThe 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 2019 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
Kimbrough Auditorium
2–4:00 p.m.

Everyone is welcome

2020 awards

Nominations will open in late 2019.


Arts & Sciences Awards

Faculty Awards

  • Tenure-Track Faculty Career Achievement
    • Distinguished Faculty
    • Outstanding Career Achievement
    • Mid-Career Achievement
    • Early Career Achievement
  • Clinical & Instructional Faculty Career Achievement
    • Outstanding Career Achievement
    • Mid-Career Achievement
    • Early Career Achievement
  • Teaching
    • Tom & Julie Lutz Science and Mathematics Teaching Excellence Award
    • William F. Mullen Memorial Teaching Award
    • Excellence in Graduate Teaching
    • Excellence in Graduate Advising and Mentoring
    • Excellence in Teaching by a Clinical Faculty Member
    • Excellence in Teaching by an Instructor
  • Service
    • Excellence in Professional Service
    • Excellence in Institutional Service
    • Excellence in Undergraduate Advising
    • Faculty Peer Mentoring
    • Outstanding Achievement in International Activities

Staff Awards

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

Graduate Student Awards

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

Outstanding Seniors

  • One from each undergraduate degree program