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Charlotte Wirth (’48 Phys. Ed., ’55 MAT) and Marda McClenny (’74 Phys. Ed.) were inducted into the Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches’ Hall of Fame. McClenny coached the Walla Walla girls basketball team to three state tournaments and Wirth coached Walla Walla prior to Title IX. Wirth is also known for working to get equal practice time and equipment for the developing girls sports programs during the 1960s and 1970s.
Paul C. Anderson (’55, ’60 MA Poli. Sci.) taught political science at Yakima Valley College from 1961-94 and then retired to Port Townsend. He was a Delta Chi and lettered in golf at … » More …
Catherine C. Hyslop (x’38 Ag., Alpha Gamma Delta), 100, May 4, 2017, Spokane.
Leila B. Kayler (x’40 Pharm.), 95, February 25, 2017, Odessa.
Elma Ryan-Bornander Anderson (’41 Speech and Hearing Sci.), 98, April 10, 2017, Seattle.
Robert Arleth Stier (’42 Gen. St.), 95, December 21, 2016, Olympia.
W. James Wride (’43 Phys. Sci., ’46 MS Chem. Eng.), 95, March 17, 2017, Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Robert J. Beaubier (’46 Forest & Range Mgmt.), 99, September 17, 2016, Lewiston, Idaho.
Betty J. Sunofsky (’46 Home Econ.), 93, April 8, 2017, Long Beach, California.
Arthur R. MacKelvie (’47 Comm.), 94, April 10, 2017, Spokane Valley.
Eugene G. … » More …
Even more Olympic connections
In “Cougs at the Olympics” in the Talkback section of our Fall ’16 issue, Don Brust asked the question regarding what other Cougs had the opportunity to go to the Olympic Games. Another response:
In 1978 the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) moved its headquarters from New York to Colorado Springs. At that time I was working there for CPAs Haskins & Sells. The USOC’s business manager/controller did not want to relocate, so I decided to apply and was lucky enough to be selected. The end result was that I was able to attend two Pan American Games (San Juan … » More …
The Positive Leader: Five Leadership Strategies for Attaining Extraordinary Results
Howard Gauthier ’81
Sports Leadership Publishing Company: 2016
Through a series of parables, this book gives leadership strategies designed to build successful teams in the workplace, on the playing field, or in the boardroom. Gauthier is a former college basketball coach and athletic director, and is currently an associate professor of sports science at Idaho State University-Meridian.
Midwives and Mothers: Medicalization of Childbirth on a Guatemalan Plantation
Sheila Cosminsky ’64 MA
University of Texas Press: 2016
In this exploration of birth, illness, death, and survival on a Guatemalan sugar and coffee plantation, Cosminsky … » More …
Atomic Geography: A Personal History of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation
Melvin R. Adams
WSU Press: 2016
One of the first environmental engineers at Hanford recalls his two decades of study of both the toxic soil and water at the nuclear site, and the wildlife and plants that thrive on the 586 square miles of central Washington desert. Adams helped determine the initial scope of the soil cleanup at Hanford, among other projects there. He shares his perspectives on leaking waste storage, the obsession with safety, and the paradoxical nature of a place that’s a sprawling wildlife refuge and one of the most complex environmental … » More …
Carol Lemon Allen (’61 English) and her husband Jim have both received Writers of the Year Award from the Arizona Game and Fish Department for their print and online publications Arizona Boating & Watersports/Western Outdoor Times.
Retired hotel developer and manager Larry Culver (’64 HBM) was honored with the WSU Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of his career as an innovative leader in the hospitality industry and his service to WSU. After managing hotels and restaurants throughout the United States, he helped found Innco, a developer and manager of hotels in the Midwest. He later founded InnVentures, a hotel development and management company with … » More …
Louise Kahse Spinning (’31 Hum.), 102, November 12, 2011, Davenport.
Frank Platt (x’34 Busi.), 102, December 5, 2016, Shoreline.
Geraldine “Jeri” Kerr (’37 Pharm.), 100, November 28, 2016, Newport.
Nadene Denison Hunter (’39 Zool., Kappa Alpha Theta), 98, September 12, 2016, South Dansville, New York.
Charles O. Lutton (’40 Busi.), 101, October 23, 2016, Portland, Oregon.
Beulah “Betty” J. Wills (’40 Bacterio.), 98, December 27, 2016, Spokane.
Albert James Low Jr. (’41 Chem. Eng., Phi Delta Theta), 98, December 22, 2016, Richland.
Mary McFarland (’41 Music), 95, October 28, 2016, Sandpoint, Idaho.
Blanche A. King (’42, ’46 MA Home Econ.), 99, August 12, … » More …