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College of Arts and Sciences 2017 Awards Ceremony


Associate Professor, Jesse Spohnholz won the
“William F. Mullen Memorial Teaching” award.

“This award recognizes faculty in the humanities or social sciences to demonstrate outstanding commitment to teaching and undergraduate education.  It honors the legacy of Dr. William Frank Mullen, a professor of political science at Washington State University from 1968 to 1986 remembered for his academic and professional accomplishments in the field of political science, and especially as an exceptional educator.”

Dean Daryl DeWald, Dr. Spohnholz,
and Department Chair, Steven Kale


Department of History Office Manager and Secretary Senior, Pamela Guptill, wins “Civil Service Outstanding Career Achievement Award” for 2016-2017.

Pam was nominated by Dr. Marina Tolmacheva.  Letters of support from the department graduate students and faculty were received by the CAS award committee.  Pam was chosen out of 89 other applicants.

“This Award recognizes and honors civil service staff members who have a long-standing history of distinction in their performance of duties, a commitment to teamwork, and inspire excellence in others.”

Dean DeWald, Pam Guptill, and Department Chair, Steven Kale

Marina Tolmacheva, nominator, and Pam Guptill


2017 Graduation of Undergraduate History Majors and Graduate Students

Every year on Graduation Day, the Department of History provides a brunch or lunch for the graduating class.  For the complete list of names, see the poster for the Class of 2017.

Seth Moor and parents

Robin Brown Weigel and family

Mrs. Reuterdahl, Dean Reuterdahl, and advisors Lauri Sue Torkelson and Frank Hill

Grad Students: Laura Briere, Matthias Baudinet, Amanda Svehla,
Sean Gilleran (graduated May 6) and Jessica Gilleran


Sean and Jessica Gilleran

PhD recipient Trevor Bond and his committee chair, Dr. Robert McCoy

Dr. Jesse Spohnholz and Dr. Trevor Bond

Dr. Robert McCoy

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