The women of Washington State University Tri-Cities now have a wellness lounge thanks to a donation from Soroptimist International of Three Rivers. The new space that promotes self-care for students, faculty and staff was formally dedicated on Sept. 27.
Registration for the Washington State University Tri-Cities Education Summit that features a keynote presentation by Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chris Reykdal, is now open.
Washington River Protection Solution’s (WRPS) and Washington State University (WSU) Tri-Cities have partnered to build a diverse workforce by establishing a robust cooperative work experience program (Co-Op Program) that will prepare students to be the next generation employees for WRPS. The collaboration provides both academic and professional opportunities for growth and development while helping selected students build the skills necessary for full-time employment with WRPS post-graduation. As part of the partnership, WRPS donated $250,000 to WSU Tri-Cities to fund program costs.
The Design-Build Institute of America has named Washington State University Tri-Cities’ Collaboration Hall as one of 30 winners in the 2022 National Design-Build Project/Team Awards. DBIA's distinguished panel of industry experts selected the top 30 projects across 10 categories to represent the best-of-the-best in design-build.
Longtime Tri-Citian and Washington State University Tri-Cities advocate Bob Ferguson, passed away Friday, Aug. 12. Ferguson’s vision and leadership were foundational for the Tri-Cities community and for WSU Tri-Cities. His passion and commitment to the future of energy will live on through the investments of time, talent and treasure he made in people and institutions during his lifetime.
A group of fine arts students from Washington State University Tri-Cities brought the local landscape and inspiring words for students to life in a mural they designed for Marcus Whitman Elementary School.
Leslie Streeter joined Washington State University Tri-Cities as director of marketing and communication May 9. In that role she will oversee the campus’ advertising, marketing, public relations, social media and website with a focus on growing enrollment.
Joshua Heyne joined Washington State University Tri-Cities April 25 as director of the Bioproducts Science and Engineering Laboratory, co-director of the Bioproducts Institute and associate professor of mechanical engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Washington State University Tri-Cities will honor more than 375 graduating students this year. The honorees include graduates from the fall 2021 and spring and summer 2022 terms. WSU Tri-Cities 2022 Commencement Ceremony is the first in-person commencement since 2019.
Washington State University Tri-Cities is pleased to present the Herbert M. Parker Foundation Lecture Series featuring Michael Stabin April 7 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. April 7 online at YouTube.com/wsutricities.
“WSU Tri-Cities is a hidden gem,” he said. “We are located in an area that offers great opportunities without a lot of the competition that one might experience at a much larger university. And the people who work here – our faculty, administration, staff and everyone behind the scenes – are here to make sure we all succeed. We, as students, aren’t just a number or another name on the roster.”
“I am very grateful for my experience here and the people I came to know and what I have gained as a result, getting my degree was important to me, and I wanted to finish it without accruing any student loans. The feeling of completion and accomplishment and knowing that I did well is so validating.”
“Everybody here at WSU Tri-Cities is trying to help you succeed, there are a lot of resources here if you use them, and they help you out a lot. I am very happy I came here. WSU Tri-Cities has made me realize that optometry is a competitive field and I need to be a competitive applicant. I’ve definitely gotten help every time I’ve asked for it.”
“Attending WSU Tri-Cities is probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, the connections I’ve made here, the mentors I’ve had, the external family that I’ve now gained as part of the WSU Cougar community, is priceless. I couldn’t be more grateful for the amazing opportunities I’ve had and people I’ve met through my experience at WSU Tri-Cities.”