DAESA Awards Ceremony

Numerous and diverse division awards are presented by DAESA units to faculty, staff, and students in spring. These awards are intended to honor and recognize outstanding accomplishments and efforts in support of undergraduate student academic success throughout the academic year.


List of Awards

Richard G. Law Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching

Honoring UCORE faculty on every campus who help undergraduates progress toward achieving WSU Learning Goals and Outcomes.

YearFirst NameLast NameTitleDepartmentCampus
2022
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TahiraProbstProfessorPsychologyWSU Vancouver
AnnaWhitehallProfessorHuman DevelopmentWSU Pullman

UCORE Ambassador Award

Honoring faculty who carry the spirit of general education to the WSU community.

YearFirst NameLast NameTitleDepartmentCampus
2022
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Ella KisorStudentInternational business and Spanish (majors)WSU Pullman

ASCC’s College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Level I Certifications

Presented to student peer mentors who complete special coursework plus more than 25 hours of active tutoring.

YearFirst NameLast NameMajor(s)
2022
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SandraAutteletPhysics
JadeChamberlinMechanical engineering
KaceCottamComputer science
DylanDeblasioEconomic sciences and finance
TaylorGagliardiBiology
HunterGedickePhysics
MolleeGrayNeuroscience
JoeMcReynoldsChemical engineering
AmayaPelagioPsychology
HalenWalkerMaterial sciences engineering
KatyZaharovBioengineering

Office of Academic Engagement Staff Excellence Award

Heralding the team member whose exceptional contributions of the past year have advanced student success, and who exemplifies the characteristic spirit of the office’s community.

YearFirst NameLast NameTitleDepartmentCampus
2022
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OscarMartinezCoordinator of the Veterans Student Support Services programOffice of Academic EngagementWSU Pullman

Transfer Champion Faculty/Staff Award

Honoring those faculty and staff who work with internal and external stakeholders to break down barriers and showcase successful, equitable transfer pathways and transition for students.

YearFirst NameLast NameTitleDepartmentCampus
2022
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RaneneRoyerSenior Admissions Counselor/Transfer LeadOffice of AdmissionsWSU Pullman

Learning Communities Excellence Award

Honoring First-year Focus faculty who make collaborative and significant efforts to help entering first-year students make meaningful connections with peers, faculty, and new experiences they encounter.

YearFirst NameLast NameTitleDepartmentCampus
2022
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KarenPhoenixProfessorHistoryWSU Pullman

Common Reading Excellence Award

Recognizing exceptional efforts by faculty and staff surrounding the use of the year’s shared text to create dialogue within and beyond classrooms on topics raised in the book.

YearFirst NameLast NameTitleDepartmentCampus
2022
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CoreyJohnsonFacultyWSU LibrariesWSU Pullman

Distinguished Scholarships Ambassador Award

Recognizing valuable contributions made by faculty and staff to the program and the student applicants for prestigious, nationally competitive awards that it supports.

YearFirst NameLast NameTitleDepartmentCampus
2022
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NicholasLovrichEmeritus Regents ProfessorPolitics, Philosophy, and Public AffairsWSU Pullman

Writing Program’s Harold and Jeanne Rounds Olsen Award for Outstanding Contributions to Writing Center Initiatives

Honoring students serving as peer consultants who made tremendous impacts on the center and its clients.

YearFirst NameLast NameMajor
2022
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JelaniChristopherPolitical science
BriannaHalterPsychology
JoshLatellaMath education
AllyPangCreative writing
TaijaWilliams-AdamsCreative writing

Recognition of Excellence in Support of Undergraduate Research Award

Honoring those faculty and staff who support undergraduate research programming and students in unique and important ways.

YearFirst NameLast NameTitleDepartmentCampus
2022
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JavierGarzaInformation Systems ManagerAcademic Success and Career CenterWSU Pullman
BryanHerronInformation Systems ManagerDAESA/Academic Success and Career CenterWSU Pullman
DanielRieckWeb Coordinator and DeveloperDAESA/Communications and MarketingWSU Pullman