Washington State Magazine

Spring 2002

Spring 2002

In This Issue...


Nurses to the homeless :: Gypsy's camp is evidence of the harsh living conditions faced by a growing number of homeless in Spokane. It also doubles as a classroom, and a lesson in reality, for student nurses. By Andrea Vogt.

A campus full of wonders :: All over campus, curiosities emerged from closets to form one of the most popular and unusual shows ever to fill the art museum. By Tim Steury.

What don't we know? :: James Krueger wants to know why the average person will spend 219,000 hours asleep. By James Krueger and Tim Steury.

Memories are made of this :: Neuroscientists Jay Wright and Joe Harding can approximate Alzheimer's symptoms in a rat by injecting a certain protein into its hippocampus. What's more, they can reverse those symptoms. By Tim Steury.

Catherine Mathews Friel is thankful for...Life in a small college town :: Catherine Friel has lived in Pullman nearly 100 years, and she has some stories to tell. By Pat Caraher.

Opening Day...a great way to reunite Cougars :: Cougars batten their hatches and hoist their mainsails. By Pat Caraher.


The Peking Cowboy :: He wanted to tell the story in the third person, but it came out in the first; he wanted to tell it in the past, but it came out happening in the now; even if he wanted to, he could not change a word of it, its sequence and language clarifying its own shape and direction in his voice. A short story by Alex Kuo.




Cover: Student Jennifer Schwarzer and Intercollegiate College of Nursing instructor Carol Allen. Read the story here. Photograph by Ira Gardner.

Stan Coe goes the extra mile. Robert Hubner

Stan Coe goes the extra mile. Robert Hubner

Coe earns Gibson Award for volunteer service

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Longtime Seattle veterinarian Stan Coe received the 2001 Weldon B. Gibson Distinguished Volunteer Award last fall at the Washington State University Foundation Recognition Dinner Gala in Pullman.

The annual award, established in 1981, recognizes sustained exemplary service and achievement on behalf of the WSU Foundation and the University.

“Stan has always been willing to go the extra mile in supporting anything required to promote WSU,” said James C. Kraft, Seattle veterinarian and 1996 recipient of the award. “Stan is an inspirational person, and his leadership in volunteerism is a great example for others.”

Coe was president of the Washington State University Alumni Association in 1984-85 and is a past president of the King County Cougar Club. He has served on the Washington State Board of Veterinary Governors and is a past president of both the Seattle Veterinary Medical Association and the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association. He owns the Elliott Bay Animal Hospital in Seattle.

In 1987, he established the Doney Memorial Pet Clinic in downtown Seattle. The clinic provides free medical treatment for pets of the homeless and indigent. It is staffed by a rotating staff of volunteers and is open two Saturdays a month in the Union Gospel Mission.

Coe earned a B.A. in biological sciences in 1955 and a D.V.M. in 1957, both from WSU. He was named WSU Dad of the Year in 1984 and Veterinarian of the Year in Washington in 1989. His wife, Marge, is a 1957 graduate in home economics. Their two children, Stan “Rusty” Coe and Cindy Zaring, also hold WSU degrees.

The Gibson Award is named for the late Weldon B. Gibson, founding chair of the WSU Foundation, and a founder of the Stanford Research Institute, now SRI International.

Categories: Alumni | Tags: Volunteer

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