The Associated Students of Washington State University (ASWSU) honored 18 WSU faculty and staff members at their fourth annual Faculty & Staff Awards Banquet.

“This is one way for us to express our appreciation and gratitude to our unsung heroes,” ASWSU External Affairs Chair and Senator Garrett Kalt said. “Here at WSU, we are fortunate to have so many individuals who are dedicated to improving the lives of students.”

Students nominated and selected the following WSU faculty and staff members to be recognized for the 2016-17 school year.

Exceptional Professor Award:
College of Arts and Sciences:
– Dr. Jennifer Thigpen
– Dr. Leeann Hunter
– Bryan Fry
– Dr. Michael Delahoyde
– Dr. Amy Nielsen
College of Education: Dr. Barbara Ward
College of Engineering and Architecture: Dr. Karl Olsen
Edward R. Murrow College of Communication: Dr. Douglas Hindman
Carson College of Business:
   – Marie Mayes
– Dr. Chadwick Miller
Honors College: Dr. Lydia Gerber

Outstanding Staff Member:
   – Devon Anderson
– Kandi Kambitsch
– Alexanderos Paparas
– April Seehafer

Academic Advisor of the Year: Lisa Laughter

Involvement Advisor of the Year: Rudy Trejo

Cougar Award: Sharon Ericsson

As the school year comes to a close, ASWSU would like to thank all WSU faculty and staff to their contributions to the WSU community.