1970-1979 :: The South grandstands of wooden football stadium at Rogers Field were burned by an arsonist and Butch VI, the last living Cougar mascot, retired. Henry Rono set four world track records in distance running events and football player Jack Thompson’s jersey number 14 was retired in recognition of his passing record. Enrollment at WSU reached a high of 18,160 and the 50,000th student graduated.
The Bureau of Land Management announced today that the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture have made selections for three open positions on its nine-member National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, one of which is WSU alum and faculty, Dr. Julie Weikel. She has been appointed to the category of veterinary medicine, and will serve a three-year term on the Advisory Board.
Weikel received her Master of Veterinary Science and DVM from WSU in 1972. She has practiced as a large animal veterinarian for 42 years, and is a WSU Professor in the College of Veterinary medicine.
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Ted Baseler received Lifetime Achievement Award. | My Story staff '12 | Mar 6, 2015
After 32 years as Shadle Park choir director, Randy Fink steps down. To read more go to: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2015/may/21/shadle-park-choir-director-retiring/
Julie retired from coaching tennis at Wenatchee High School June 2012. She has written “Matt’s Last Call: Surviving Our Protector’s which was published and released October 2012.When her fun-loving, Marine Sgt., sheriff deputy son commits suicide, her world comes crashing down. Julie is now a speaker and author, WA State Concerns of Police Survivors suicide liaison and WA State representative for the Law Enforcement Suicide Foundation. She is also on the faculty of The Law Enforcement Survival Institute. Julie is passionate about saving lives particularly law enforcement and military/veterans. Her son took his life due to a failed relationship.
Tony Baker, long-standing editor and publisher of The Register-Guard, steps back from day-to-day work.
Arthur Bogan was awarded the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society Lifetime Achievement Award in March 2015
Bud Withers (’70 Comm.) retired from The Seattle Times after 45 years as a sportswriter.
“Two words: Good gig. No, make that great gig. Where else do you get a front-row seat to describe triumph, heartbreak, euphoria, tragedy, all of it wound around the confounding notion that these are games, and they’re very important to a lot of people? Where else do they send you to three Summer Olympics, to 20 Final Fours, to 73 separate weekends of the NCAA basketball tournament? The whole thing was a collage of the sublime and the stupid, the magnificent and the quirky,” describes Withers.
Read more in The Seattle Times (April 11, 2015)
|Last name||First name||Year graduated||Major|
|Shutt Zielinski||Julie||1975||Physical Education|
|Tomsinski||S. Richard||1978||Businesss Administration - Accounting|
|Johnson||Bruce||1974||Communications (Broadcast Journalism)|