We love our donors, and we especially appreciate the alumni, friends, and community partners whose steadfast support is helping to propel WSU to greater heights. And our Diamond Donors set a shining example as enthusiastic advocates of WSU’s students, faculty, and staff. To mark this milestone 50 years of giving in appropriate fashion, we celebrate and thank our 2016 Diamond Donors:
Betty Kathleen Adams, M.D. earned a degree in zoology/pre-medicine in 1952. She is a Benefactor of WSU and supports students and faculty in the sciences and in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.
Don and Lorraine Almy: Don earned a degree in business administration in 1962; Lorraine earned a degree in bacteriology in 1960. They support multiple areas at WSU, including Cougar Athletics, the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, and WSU Libraries.
James B. Baker earned a degree in speech communications in 1949. His late wife, Frances (Landerholm), earned a degree in home economics in 1950. He supports the Fran and Jim Baker Scholarship, the Edwin F. and Helen L. Landerholm Memorial Scholarship for students studying agriculture, and scholarships for student-athletes.
Lynda Lee Bloomquist earned a degree in bacteriology in 1965. She supports students and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Everett and Willow Burts: Everett earned a degree in entomology in 1954. Willow earned a degree in chemistry in 1955. They support the Entomology Excellence Fund in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences.
Donald Girard Clark, Jr. earned a degree in general studies in 1973. He supports student-athlete scholarships.
Gail and Marilyn Cramer: Gail earned a degree in agricultural economics in 1963; Marilyn earned a degree in business administration in 1963. They support students and faculty in the School of Economic Sciences and undergraduate scholarships, including the Gail L. and Marilyn J. (Karlenberg) Cramer Endowed Scholarship for students majoring in agricultural economics/agribusiness or accounting.
+Harry and Irma Davis support Cougar Athletics, student-athlete scholarships, and the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. Mr. Davis died in August 2015.
William and Rae Ann Dugger: William earned a degree in forest and range management in 1958; Rae attended then-WSC but interrupted her studies. They support student-athlete scholarships.
Carolyn Burke Malnes: Carolyn earned a degree in social studies in 1960. They support students and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Ray and Marjean McCown: Marjean earned a degree in history in 1987 and a teaching certificate in 1988. They support multiple areas at WSU, including athletics, veterinary medicine, and liberal arts.
The McGregor Company / Alex and Linda McGregor: Linda earned a degree in psychology in 1973. Together with their family-owned business, The McGregor Company, Alex and Linda support multiple areas at WSU, from athletics to agriculture to veterinary medicine.
Ken and Suzanne Myklebust: Ken earned a degree in political science in 1959 and Suzanne earned dual degrees in general studies and social science in 1982. They support multiple areas at WSU, including athletics, liberal arts, and the visual arts.
Roy and Claire Lindley Peterson: Roy studied the veterinary sciences and earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1946. Clair studied office administration, earning a degree in 1945. They support students and faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Ron Pickering and Jan Pickering: Ron earned a degree in agricultural economics in 1963; Jan earned a degree in sociology in 1964. They are Benefactors of WSU and support athletics programs and facilities, as well as student-athlete scholarships.
Edworth L. Ray earned a degree in Civil Engineering in 1948. He supports multiple areas at WSU, including student-athlete scholarships and students and faculty in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.
James F. and +Kelma H. Short: Jim is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology and generously supports the visual and liberal arts, athletics, and scholarships for students in all disciplines. Kelma died in August 2011.
Hugh and Betty Shoults: Hugh earned a degree in mechanical engineering in 1951; Betty majored in liberal arts (1954). They support scholarships and WSU’s College of Nursing.
R.M. Wade Foundation supports the R.M. Wade Foundation Scholarship and R.M. Wade Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, both housed in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences.
Philip Richard Weary earned a degree in civil engineering in 1953. He supports students and faculty in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture at WSU.