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1960-1969 :: KWSU-TV was on the air for first time while geologists discover the oldest human remains in North America at the Marmes excavation. Anti-Vietnam War protesters organized sit-ins while the required ROTC program became voluntary. Record-setting football player Keith Lincoln and undefeated track All-American Gerry Lindgren graduated. Sidney Hacker established the Honors program and enrollment at WSU reached 13,128.

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Virginia and Verne Campbell keeping busy in retirement |

Categories: 1960s | College of Arts and Sciences | Featured | Other event

Virginia (Franklin) Campbell (’61 Music) has been elected national President of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc.  Comprised of professional writers, artists and musicians (composers/arrangers), this is the oldest women’s arts organization in the United States, founded in 1897.  The headquarters is in the Pen Arts Building, a 129-year old Victorian mansion once occupied by Robert Todd Lincoln, President Lincoln’s oldest son, in Washington, DC, just six blocks from the White House.  Her term of office will be 2016-2018.  Virginia previously held significant positions in the Music Teachers National Association, to include a four year term as Chair of the Independent Music Teachers Forum during her 50 year career as an independent piano teacher.  She recently co-authored a book with Pen Women colleagues outlining the processes and lesson plans for teaching poetry to second graders in a series of six classes.  Additionally, she initiated and has led an annual fund drive to purchase and present an individual book to every student in an economically challenged elementary school during the December holiday season.  In March 2016 she and her husband both received Community Service Awards from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for their volunteerism efforts in Colorado Springs.  Virginia received the WSU Alumni Achievement Award in 1988 for distinguished contributions in her career field.

Verne D. Campbell (’61 Music) recently published his book, ENCORE HORNS—Giving Wind Instruments a New Life for Young Musicians, which chronicles his efforts to acquire, refurbish and donate used flutes, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, etc. to middle schools for the use of beginning band students.  In the past four years he has donated 220 horns to 20 schools in 11 school districts in three states.  Verne is a retired Colonel in the United States Army, having been commissioned in 1961 through the Army ROTC program at WSU.  His years of service included assignments in troop, staff and instructor positions, a tour of duty in Vietnam, appointment as Commander and Conductor of the U.S. Military Academy Band at West Point, Chief of the Army Bands Office at Department of the Army, and Deputy Commander of The U.S. Army Band (Pershing’s Own), Washington, DC.  His final major assignment was as Command Adjutant General of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, the logistical arm of the U.S. Army.  He was presented with the WSU Alumni Achievement Award in 1989.

When not in Washington, DC, the Campbells reside in Colorado.

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Idaho Brsightest Star award to Stevven Aust |

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I think he is very experience in this field.I suport it.___Mayan Hammock

Mar 22, 2016

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Idaho Brsightest Star award to Stevven Aust |

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Former WSU Men’s Tennis Coach to be Inducted Into the CCCAA Hall of Fame |

Categories: 1960s | 1970s | athletics | Award or honor | College of Education

The California Community College Athletic Association announced that Bruce Werner will be inducted into the California Community College Sports Hall of Fame.

The CCCAA Sports Hall of Fame is the highest honor for California Community College athletes. Werner will join 126 previous inductees in the Hall.

Bruce Werner received his Master’s degree and Doctorate from Washington State University and coached the men’s tennis team. Werner has been involved in sports continually throughout his life.

Werner has taught PE , been a men’s tennis coach, an assistant football coach, a Dean of PE/Athletics, and VP of Instruction. He was a founding member of the NorCal Football Association and served as president of the Valley and Camino Norte conferences. Werner was the first president of the NCFA, first commissioner of the (previously) Big 7, and president of of the Mid Empire Football Conference. He was president of the California Community College Athletic Directors Association, the 1999 Athletic Director of the Year, and is a member of the CCCFCA Hall of Fame and the CCCADA Hall of Fame.

He was a charter member of the CCC Tennis Coaches Association, as well as a longtime member of the CCC Football Coaches Association.


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Ron King Receives Yakima Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award |

Categories: 1960s | Award or honor | Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

The Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce honored Dr. Linda Kaminski, President of Yakima Valley Community College, and Ronald R. King ’67 of Radio Yakima with its community service award this year.

The Ted Robertson Community Service Award was established in 1989 by the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce Past Board Chairs to honor individuals each year that have made major contributions to the betterment of the greater Yakima area. Ted Robertson, former publisher of the Yakima-Herald Republic, held a strong belief that good fortune earned in a community should be shared with that community. Ted also believed that we, as a community, ought to find more ways to honor people who distinguish themselves through their community service.

The honorees are selected by the Past Board Chairs of the Chamber, for their inspiring leadership, achievements, and commitment to the improvement of our community as business people and citizens of the Yakima Valley. The prestigious Ted Robertson Community Service Award has become the Yakima Valley’s highest recognition for civic accomplishment and involvement.

Ronald “Ron” King, has been involved in Yakima Valley radio broadcasting for most of the past 58 years. He has served the business community as a professional broadcast sales consultant since 1967.

His involvement in community has extended far beyond his broadcast career. Ron is a past Director of the Jaycees, and has served on Boards for: Montessori School; Central Washington MS Society; Yakima County Development Association; Yakima Rotary; Yakima Visitor and Convention Bureau; Yakima Advertising Federation; Yakima Radio Broadcasters; Fort Simcoe Council of the Boy Scouts of America; 13 years on the Yakima Specialties Board and the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce.

He has been an organizational, advisory, and/or fundraising volunteer for March of Dimes; United Way; Little League Baseball; Salvation Army; and Yakima Specialties Foundation (Past President). He was the sitting chair of the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce in 1985-86 the year “Leadership Yakima” was founded and became a graduate of the very first class. He has also served on almost every Chamber committee as a volunteer or chair over the past 30 years. He returned to the Chamber Board of Directors in 2009 and continues to organize the “Past Board Chairs” of the Chamber who honor him this year with their secret ballot to name him a Ted Robertson Community Service Award recipient.

Read more at: http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/latestlocalnews/3146802-8/yakima-chamber-to-announce-recipient-of-ted-robertson

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My Story authors from the 1960s

Last name First name Year graduated Major
staff My Story 2012
Aust Steven 1960 Agriculture
Brattebo Tom 1969 Political Science
barnes Sandra 1965 PE /Health Ed
de Michele Barbara 1966 English/Education
Alumni Education 2011
Taysi Haluk 1964 Mechanical Engineer
Scott Bill 1968 Speech Communications
wall daryl 1965 mechanical engineering