Gaymond ’63 and Cindy Schultz of Reno, Nevada, were honored last November for their contributions to the telecommunications industry and for mentoring students in the WSU Harold Frank Engineering Entrepreneurship Institute.

Gaymond Schultz received the WSUAA Alumni Achievement Award for the significant impact and influence he has had in telecommunications and computers as well as his substantial service to the WSU Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture and its executive leadership board.

Originally from Davenport, Schultz majored in electrical engineering at WSU. He went on to found Stratacom, Vina Technologies, and Seaport Imaging, a leading manufacturer of image processing equipment and software.

Cindy Schultz received the Honorary Alumna Award for opening the couple’s Los Altos, California, home to hundreds of WSU students from the Frank program over the years. She also mentored and provided logistical support to students while they interned in Silicon Valley.

Lynne Carpenter-Boggs ’97, a Washington State University scientist, was recognized last August for her accomplishments in soil microbiology, sustainable agriculture, and crop and soil sciences.

Carpenter-Boggs earned her doctoral degree in soil science from WSU in 1997 and returned to WSU in 2000. She is now an associate professor of sustainable and organic agriculture and studies beneficial soil and compost microorganisms.

Two colleagues nominated her for the honor, citing her accomplishments and leadership benefitting farmers, ranchers, and foresters around the Pacific Northwest as well as farmers in Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, and the United Arab Emirates.

The WSU Alumni Association created the Alumni Achievement Award in 1970 to recognize and honor those who have provided outstanding service to WSU and/or made outstanding contributions to their communities, profession, and country. Only 511 alumni have received this award.

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