Washington State Magazine

Spring 2005

Spring 2005

In This Issue...


Baseball is a Family :: We hear about his time with the Padres; about teammates Dave Winfield, Willie McCovey, and Tito Fuentes; how he'd faced Hank Aaron and Johnny Bench and Pete Rose and Joe Morgan; and how a tear of his rotator cuff had brought an end to his major league career.

The tie that binds :: No matter what you want to blame—predatory pricing, vertical integration, foreign competition, globalization, urban sprawl—the fact of the matter is, rural America is packing it in. At least the rural America of our memory or imagination.

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Recipe: Stuffed Peppers from the Harrah Café }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Galleries: Washington Communities:Harrah and Pullman }

Where water meets desert :: Among locals, you occasionally hear the word "wasteland" used to describe sagebrush-studded lands that biologists prefer to call native shrub steppe. It's impossible to take such a harsh view when Robert Kent is your guide to the Columbia Basin Wildlife Areas.

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Gallery: Where water meets desert :: Photos of the Columbia Basin by Bill Wagner }



:: SEASONS|SPORTS: Meeting the challenge


Cover: Former San Diego Padres pitcher Joe McIntosh '73 and his daughter Molly. Photograph by Robert Hubner.


Alumni Achievement Awards

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Alumni Association honors Freidenrich and Gable

Also receiving the Alumni Achievement Award in October were Shari Halldorson Freidenrich ('82 Bus. Adm.) and Craig Gable ('69 Gen. St.).

Freidenrich, president of the WSU Alumni Association from 1999 to 2000, was elected treasurer of Huntington Beach, California, in 1997. Today she oversees a staff of more than 20 and a $1.2 million budget. Freidenrich graduated summa cum laude from WSU. She was a sprinter on the women's varsity track and field team, a member of the senior honor/service society Mortar Board, and president of the accounting honor society Beta Alpha Psi.

During his more than three decades as a senior management executive, Craig Gable has worked for a variety of companies, including Old National Bank and American Sign and Indicator Corp. He has spent the past 10 years as director of human resources at Moss Adams in Seattle, one of the nation's largest accounting and business consulting firms. Gable, who lives in Redmond, is past president of the alumni association (1998-99). As a student at WSU, he was vice president of the Interfraternity Council and was named outstanding senior at Sigma Nu Fraternity. He is active in student recruitment, scholarship, and diversity, and in addressing the special needs of students.

Categories: Alumni | Tags: Alumni Achievement Award

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