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Class Notes
Summer 2018

Class notes for Summer 2018

1950s

The Central Washington Sports Hall of Fame will induct its inaugural class in June, which includes Pete Rademacher (’53 Ani. Sci.). Rademacher was a Gold Gloves champion who won the gold medal in heavyweight boxing at the 1956 Olympics. The class also includes two WSU alumni who have passed away: Gene Conley (x’50) and Chuck “Bobo” Brayton (’50, ’59 MS Phys. Ed.). Conley was the only person to have won both a MLB World Series and NBA championship. Brayton was a Hall of Fame baseball coach who coached 33 years at WSU.

1970s

Ronald F. Marshall (’71 Phil.) delivered the endowed … » More …

Class Notes
Spring 2018

Class notes for Spring 2018

1960s

Henry Wyborney (’62 Anthro.) and Art Sandison (’70, ’73 MS Phys. Ed.) were recently inducted into the Port Angeles High School Roughrider Hall of Fame. Henry set the state record for high jump at Port Angeles in 1957, and went on to break WSU’s high jump record three years later. Art held the second-fastest 800-meter time in the history of American track while at WSU, and still holds the state’s fastest 800-meter time for college or high school athletes, which he set for the Roughriders in 1965.

1970s

Former president and CEO of Boeing, and current WSU Regent Scott Carson (’72 Busi.) was presented … » More …

Class Notes
Winter 2017

Class Notes

1950s

Don Trunkey (’59 Zool.), a professor emeritus of surgery at the Oregon Health Science University, received the WSU Alumni Association’s Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of his influential career and contributions to medical education, surgical methods, and trauma care. During his career, he has served in a multitude of leadership positions regarding surgery and trauma. A few of these include chief resident for the University of California hospitals, chief of surgery for the University of San Francisco, and professor and chairman of surgery at Oregon Health and Science University. His public service has included president of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, … » More …

Class Notes
Fall 2017

Class notes

1940s

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.

1950s

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 …

Class Notes
Spring 2016

Class notes

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1970s

Retired public school secondary language arts teacher Suzanne Cofer (’71 English) published a book in 2013 about her maternal grandmother, Ruth A. Haworth, and early pioneer life in the state. She donated a copy of the book to the WSU Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections. Recently, she was informed that her book will be online at the Legacy Washington website.

Gene Estabrook (’76 Police Sci., ’77 Poli. Sci, ’79 MA Crim. Jus.) retired in December after more than 35 years of public service as a juvenile probation … » More …