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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences CAS Awards and Honors

2017 Recipients

Fourteen faculty, six staff, and seven graduate students from across the college were selected to receive 2017 awards for their contribution to the WSU community and their commitment to excellence.

Click on the images below to learn about the recipients and their achievements.

Distinguished Faculty Award

Greg Yasinitsky

Mid-Career Achievement

Peter Engles
Physics and Astronomy

  Outstanding Achievement in International Activities

Ana-Maria Rodriguez-Vivaldi
Foreign Languages and Cultures

Kathy Beerman
Biological Sciences

Excellence in Institutional Service

Tammy Barry

Thomas E. Lutz Teaching Excellence Award

Paul Verrell
Biological Sciences

Excellence in Teaching by a Clinical Faculty Member

Lisa Carloye
Biological Sciences

Administrative Professional Early Career Achievement

Jenny Davis
Biological Sciences

Civil Service Outstanding Career Achievement

Pamela Guptill

Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

Laurie Heustis
Foreign Languages and Cultures

Doctoral Student Achievement Awards: Social Sciences

Kayela Robertson

Doctoral Student Achievement Awards: Sciences

Morteza Adinehnia

Master’s Student Achievement Awards: Arts

Peter J. Kelley

Outstanding Career Achievement

Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe

Early Career Achievement

Joanna Kelley
Biological Sciences

Excellence in Professional Service

Victor Villanueva

Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award

Sukanta Bose
Physics and Astronomy

William F. Mullen Memorial Teaching Award

Jesse Spohnholz

Excellence in Teaching by an Instructor

Elena Smith
Foreign Languages and Cultures

Excellence in Graduate Advising and Mentoring

Kristin Arola

Administrative Professional Outstanding Career Achievement

David Bjur

Civil Service Early Career Achievement

Sophia Handel
Fine Arts

Excellence in Staff Peer Mentoring

Benjamin Harlow
Biological Sciences

Doctoral Student Achievement Awards: Humanities

Jennifer Lodine-Chaffey

Master’s Student Achievement Awards: Humanities

Erika Gallegos
Foreign Languages and Cultures

Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

Cristina Wilson