Washington State Magazine

Summer 2006

Summer 2006

In This Issue...


The making of mountaineers :: Danielle Fisher gave herself five years to become the youngest person to climb the highest mountain on every continent. The Washington State University student did it in two, joining the ranks in 2005 of an elite fellowship of climbers who got their start on Washington's peaks. by Hannelore Sudermann

Eating well to save the Sound :: The Puget Sound region's 3.8 million population is expected to increase to 5.2 million within the next 15 years. If Puget Sound is to survive that growth, we must change our lives. That, and eat more shellfish. by Tim Steury

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Gallery: Light on the Water Photographer Kevin Nibur '05 trains his camera on the many moods of Hood Canal. }

No shrinking violet :: Researchers at WSU are finding that plants are surprisingly assertive. Based on their findings, a case could be made that the average potted plant is at least as active as the average human couch potato—and a lot smarter about what it consumes. by Cherie Winner


{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Video & Story: A New Kind of Chop Suey: China's Contemporary Urban Architecture Story and photos by David Wang, WSU Associate Professor of Architecture }



{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Story: Tracing the History of American Popular Culture by Hope Tinney }

Cover: Hood Canal, near Union. Read the story. Photograph by Kevin Nibur.


Alumni Achievement 2006

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The Alumni Achievement Award was created in 1970 by the alumni association board of directors "to recognize and honor alumni who have given outstanding service,...and provide encouragement to alumni for perpetual service to Washington State University." Criteria for nomination include "significant service to Washington State University and/or outstanding contributions to community and/or profession and/or nation." Since 1970, more than 400 deserving alumni have been honored with this award. Unfortunately, we're able to include here only a few of the many fine Cougars honored with Alumni Achievement Awards. Following is a list of awardees since 2002.

Manzoor Ahmad '61, Lahore, Pakistan

Robert Alessandro '57, Gig Harbor

Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Al-Musa '79, Amman, Jordan

John J. Ascuaga '52, Carson City, Nevada

C. Douglas Brown '56, Kennewick

Susan Bjornstad Brown '59, Kennewick

James Clark '75, '76, Glendale, California

Dr. Bruce A. Ellingsen '62, Spokane

Scott K. Jones '79, Spokane

Kenji Kitatani '77, New York, New York

Frank Krook '67, '69, Burlington

Edwin Little '76, '03, Vancouver

Norman Looney '60, '66, Summerland, British Columbia

Paul Maughan '59, Anacortes

W. Lowell Maughan '66, Pasadena, Maryland

David Maughan '64, Burlington, Vermont

Annette Bienek McGee '59, Shelton

Floyd Rogers '73, Renton

Judy Huie Rogers '74, Renton

Martin "Sky" Smick '72, Brush Prairie

JoAnne Spencer Stewart '66, '73, Lolo, Montana

Harley Hamilton Tuck Sr '50, Post Falls, Idaho

Ray W. Whitlow '70, Kennewick

L. George Wilson '63, Raleigh, North Carolina

Jeanne Peterson Youngquist '67, Mount Vernon

Mike Youngquist '66, Mount Vernon

Categories: Alumni, Awards and honors | Tags: Alumni Achievement Award, Alumni Association

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