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Faculty Awards and Recognition

V. Lane Rawlins President’s Award for Distinguished Lifetime Service

The Washington State University V. Lane Rawlins President’s Award for Distinguished Lifetime Service honors dedicated individuals who have given a substantial part of their career to advancing WSU through excellent service in administration, teaching, research, extension, or a professional field.

The WSU president selects recipients from nominations made by university community. The lifetime service award recognizes WSU faculty or staff who have demonstrated great personal and professional commitment to the university and community, and who have had a profound influence on the direction and progress of the university throughout their career.  Emeritus faculty are eligible for this recognition.

The award recipients receive the V.¬†Lane Rawlins President’s Award for Distinguished Lifetime Service at the annual Showcase Celebration, which honors the outstanding achievements of faculty and staff across campus. Traditionally, the identity of the person being honored is kept confidential until the award is presented. Although the award has been presented annually to date, it is not necessarily bestowed annually, but is awarded as warranted by an individual’s lifetime accomplishments.

Award Recipients

Year
Recipient
2016Frances McSweeney
2015Ken Casavant
2014
Not Awarded
2013
Nicholas Lovrich
2012
Thomas A. Brigham
2011
Muriel Oaks
2010
Ralph Yount
2009
Robert Nilan
2008
LeRoy Ashby
2007
Travis McGuire
2006
James F. Short, Jr.
2005
R. James Cook
2004
Rom Markin