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2000-2009 :: WSU developed a test to diagnose the nation’s first case of “mad cow” disease and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donated the largest grant in WSU history for the new School for Global Animal Health. The newly-renovated Compton Union Building, Martin Stadium, and Palouse Ridge Golf Club opened. WSU Cougars had a football and men’s basketball “sweep” of rival University of Washington Huskies and the football team ended its season at the Rose Bowl. Elton John performed in two WSU Mom’s Weekend concerts and 20-year-old student Danielle Fisher was the youngest American to stand atop Mount Everest. Record high enrollment at WSU reached 21,794.

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Steve Lee serving as president of Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation |

Categories: 2000s

Steve Lee has been serving as president of the 1,000 member organization during 2016. He recently presided over the 48th annual meeting of LCTHF in Harpers Ferry, WV in July.


Science Teacher is also an Author |

Categories: 2000s

After graduating from WSU in 2003, Christi Schultz was able to get a job as a science teacher at Battle Ground High School where she loves to integrate forensics type lessons in her science classes. One lesson was published in Foresic Science teacher magazine (Issue 19, Spring 2012) Then in 2015 a life long dream was fulfilled when she published her first novel under the pen name Misty Reins. My Epiphany was soon followed by Down the Dusty Path. Then the Cabin Series came out in 2016 (He Died of a Broken Heart, Dad Baggage, Taste of Happiness and Jason’s Secret). 6 books total. These are available on kindle as well as in paperback from Amazon. She is in the processes of completing her seventh book- That was then, This is now.

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Luke Boehland accepts position with Veyo Logistics |

Categories: 2000s | College of Arts and Sciences | Featured

Luke Boehland '00

Luke Boehland ’00

Luke Boehland (’00 Psychology) has accepted the position of Idaho Regional Manager for Veyo Logistics. In this role, he will be overseeing Veyo’s Idaho operation as they partner with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) to provide Non-Emergency Medical Transport (NEMT) for Medicaid participants throughout the state.

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Katie Stephens (‘12, History and Women’s Studies) Named Assistant Vice President |

Categories: 2000s

Katie Stephens (‘12, History and Women’s Studies) is the new Assistant Vice President at Marsh. One of her primary roles is as a Associate Advisory Specialist in the Seattle GRM Casualty Advisory Group. Katie is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Programs Leader (CPL). She formerly served as the Regional Sales Manager for The McGowan Companies.

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Gina Smith Rejoins SPVV Landscape Architects |

Categories: 2000s | College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences | Featured | Professional or career event

Gina Smith '07. Courtesy SPVV Landscape Architects

Gina Smith ’07. Courtesy SPVV Landscape Architects

Gina Smith ’07 Landscape Architecture, has rejoined SPVV Landscape Architects of Spokane, Wash., as a landscape designer. Smith, who previously served as a landscape designer, holds a LEED accreditation, and will be responsible for designing, estimating and managing the development of landscapes for governmental, commercial and educational commissions.

Initial projects for which Smith will be providing landscape design services include Northwood Middle School for the Mead School District; Corbin Park renovations for the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department; and Franklin Elementary for Spokane Public Schools.
Established in 1995, Spokane-based SPVV Landscape Architects provides professional landscape architecture and planning services to clients throughout the western United States and internationally. Market sectors served include healthcare, continuing care, higher education, K-12 education, government, corporate, commercial, technology and multi-family housing. For more information, visit www.spvv.com.

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My Story authors from the 2000s

Last name First name Year graduated Major
Gause Emily 2006 Sociology, Criminal Justice
Lee Steven 2000 Bachelors in Business Administration
Schultz Christi 2003 Education
staff My Story 2012
White Colin 2003 MIS, E-Commerce
Treasure Sean 2005 Agribusiness
Thueringer Tammy 2005 Political Science
Michelson Marcus 2002 Communications
Droker Adam 2004 Finance
Hurst Andy 2004 Communication
Zitzmann Nick 2001 Management Information Systems
Jurgensen Shelby 2006 International Business
Koubourlis Niki 2003 Real Estate and Finance
Van Eps Jennifer 2002 Fine Arts: Electronic Imaging
Mason Jeni 2006 International Business
Orth Adam 2003 Broadcast Management
Alumni Education 2011
Monhollen Judy 2007 History
Swanson Melanie 2005 Social Science
Walter Scott 2005 Higher Education Administration
Semmler Matthew 2002 Business
Canterbury Matthew 2001 psychology
Silversmith Laina 2001 Communication
Gibeault Christopher 2003 Business Administration
Online WSU 2011
Jones Holly 2002 English
Schaar Gail 2002 Communication/ Advertising