Carla Nellis ’90
Green Beanie Books, 2012

Young future Cougars and current fans of the University will enjoy this volume of WSU facts, stories, and profiles put together in an alphabetical “A is for…” format and illustrated with full-page watercolors. Nellis, a 1990 communications graduate, dug through WSU’s history to tell the tales of “F for Ferdinand’s,” “G for Go Cougs!,” “N for Neva Abelson,” and so on. The book covers a lot of ground in the life of the WSU, from traditions to athletics to faculty and famous alumni like Abelson and her husband Phil, both leaders in science.

In addition to the illustrations, photos from the past 121 years of the school put faces to the brief but informative stories. For anyone interested in the University, WSU Cougars from A to Z delivers a fun and accessible walk around campus and through decades of interesting Cougars’ lives and accomplishments.