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10 article(s) found with this tag.

Liz Siler ’78—Hungry to help
Spring 2015

Liz Siler and her family advocate and work for food banks in Pullman to help feed the hungry.

Categories: Alumni, Social work
Tags: Food banks, Hunger, Philanthropy

Jaclyn Phillips ’10—Tripping the towers
Fall 2014

Engineer Jaclyn Phillips ’10 volunteers to build a bridge in Nicaragua.

Categories: Alumni, Engineering
Tags: Bridges, Nicaragua, Philanthropy

Jennifer Merschdorf ’96—A young survivor
Fall 2013

Jennifer Merschdorf '96, a young cancer survivor, helps fellow survivors as CEO of the nonprofit Young Survival Coalition.

Categories: Alumni, Social work
Tags: Cancer, Philanthropy

Patrick Rothfuss ’02—World Builder
Spring 2013

Life’s a fantasy for best-selling author Patrick Rothfuss. He invites us into his worlds, one real and one of his own invention.

Categories: Literature, Alumni, Fiction
Tags: Fantasy, Authors, Philanthropy

Doing good through blending
Summer 2012
About three years ago, Monte Regier returned to Seattle from a year working on the hospital ship Anastasis off the coast of Liberia. Suffering from culture shock, remembering friends who go to bed hungry every night, he sat with his friend Martin...
Categories: Alumni, Social work
Tags: Wine, Philanthropy, Charity, Food

A plan for Washington
Summer 2011
In 1972, as Scott Carson was preparing to graduate from Washington State University, a counselor told him he was still six credits shy of his degree. The Vietnam veteran was astonished. “He said I had to complete these physical educat...
Categories: Alumni, Education
Tags: Campaign for Washington State University, Philanthropy, Gifts, Volunteer

Living for a cure
Winter 2010
At his home on the banks of the Columbia River just north of Wenatchee is one of Mike Utley’s achievements. A Ford F-350 pickup. Black with blue flames jutting from front to back, the truck gives off as imposing a presence as the 6-fo...
Categories: Health sciences, Athletics
Tags: Philanthropy, Football, Spinal cord injuries, Mike Utley

Phyllis Campbell: Being about forever
Spring 2007
Someone recently told Phyllis Campbell '73 that she had the perfect resume to run for governor.In her office high above 5th Avenue in Seattle, Campbell tells me this with a mixture of amusement and certitude. Running for political office is the la...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Social justice, Philanthropy

Firstenburg family fountain dedicated at WSU Vancouver
Winter 2001
Intermittent spurts of water play on native basalt slabs and columns in the new Firstenburg Family Fountain at Washington State University Vancouver. Local residents Ed and Mary Firstenburg, owners of First Independent Bank, donated $500,000 t...
Categories: WSU Vancouver
Tags: Philanthropy, Charity

Rucks consistently responsive to WSU needs
Winter 2001
“We knew it would help students who were struggling.” —Jim Ruck Last spring alumnus Jim Ruck of Everett made Washington State University an offer it couldn’t refuse. The chemistry graduate visited his old department and asked for...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Gifts, WSU library, Philanthropy