Alumni Association honors Freidenrich and Gable

Also receiving the Alumni Achievement Award in October were Shari Halldorson Freidenrich (’82 Bus. Adm.) and Craig Gable (’69 Gen. St.).

Freidenrich, president of the WSU Alumni Association from 1999 to 2000, was elected treasurer of Huntington Beach, California, in 1997. Today she oversees a staff of more than 20 and a $1.2 million budget. Freidenrich graduated summa cum laude from WSU. She was a sprinter on the women’s varsity track and field team, a member of the senior honor/service society Mortar Board, and president of the accounting honor society Beta Alpha Psi.

During his more than three decades as a senior management executive, Craig Gable has worked for a variety of companies, including Old National Bank and American Sign and Indicator Corp. He has spent the past 10 years as director of human resources at Moss Adams in Seattle, one of the nation’s largest accounting and business consulting firms. Gable, who lives in Redmond, is past president of the alumni association (1998-99). As a student at WSU, he was vice president of the Interfraternity Council and was named outstanding senior at Sigma Nu Fraternity. He is active in student recruitment, scholarship, and diversity, and in addressing the special needs of students.