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Ryan Sturgis named partner at Moss Adams firm |

Categories: Award or honor | Professional or career event


Moss Adams today announced the addition of 11 CPAs and technical and consulting professionals to its partnership.

Included in this is Washington State University graduate Ryan Sturgis, who was named a partner in the firm’s Portland office. Strugis graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and finance, and currently provides financial and operational audit services to clients in the financial services industry, specializing in credit unions


Thomas Elhart and Michelle Carrougher married |

Categories: 2010s | Featured | Wedding or anniversary

Thomas Lee Elhart ’11 (Communication) and Michelle Anne Carrougher ’14 (Nursing) were married on August 22nd, 2015 in Tamarack, Idaho.  The couple met fall 2008 while attending Washington State University.

Thomas, the son of Mr. Allen & Mrs. Erika Agnew and Mr. Steve & Mrs. Sunnie Elhart, grew up in Vancouver, Washington.  Thomas currently works at an engineering firm managing the company’s engineer development program.

Michelle, daughter of Dr. Greg and Mrs. Gretchen Carrougher, grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington.  Michelle is an emergency room RN in a local hospital.  Both Thomas and Michelle are proud WSU alumni and currently call Pullman, Washington home.

Thomas Elhart '11 and Michelle Carrougher '14 married on August 22, 2015

Thomas Elhart ’11 and Michelle Carrougher ’14 married on August 22, 2015


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Gene Estabrook to retired after 35 years |

Categories: 1970s | Professional or career event

Gene Estabrook Bachelor of Science in Police Science 1976, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science 1977 and Master of Arts in Criminal Justice 1979

On December 1, 2015 Gene is retiring from over 35 years of proud public service as a Juvenile Probation / Parole Office and Counselor. During his career he has helped youth and families facing abuse, unsafe living conditions, crime, addiction, mental illness and poverty. Mr. Estabrook plans to continue with his studies while hiking and going on other carefree travels. After all of his adventures are done Gene has arranged to leave his house and his library to a W.S.U. scholarship in his name.


Michele Donohue participates in global field course |

Categories: 2010s | Professional or career event

Alumni Michele Donohue ’12, participated in Miami University’s Earth Expeditions global field course in Baja this summer.

To find out more information please visit http://www.earthexpeditions.org/baja


Proscovia Mattas promoted to Senior Sales Manager |

Categories: 2000s | College of Business | Professional or career event

Brad Knapp has been named Convention Services Manager in the Convention Services Department of the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Knapp will be responsible for working with convention groups in the sports, government, state and direct selling markets. He will work to connect meeting planners in his markets with services necessary to guarantee a successful convention or meeting in Louisville.

Before coming to the Bureau, Knapp was a Convention Services Manager for the Galt House Hotel & Suites; a position he has held for the last 10 years.

Knapp is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin -Whitewater with a Bachelors degree in Social Work. He also is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a Masters degree in counseling.

The appointment was effective September 1.

The Bureau has promoted Proscovia Mattas to Senior Sales Manager in the Convention Development Department. Mattas joined the Bureau in 2012, and before this promotion worked as a National Sales Manager. In her new position as Senior Sales Manager, Mattas will work with the large meetings in the Trade Business Commercial, Direct Selling and Government markets requiring 301 rooms, or more, on peak nights. She will also solicit new business and maintain existing groups.

Mattas has 21 years of hotel management experience, with nearly 10 of those in European hotels. She began her hotel career in Germany in 1994. She moved to Louisville in 2003 and has worked at both the Seelbach Hilton and the Marriott East/Park Inn Louisville East. She is a graduate from Washington State University at the University Center Cesar Ritz in Brig, Switzerland.

The promotion was effective immediately.