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Volunteer Recognition

Weldon B. Gibson Distinguished Volunteer Award

The Weldon B. Gibson Distinguished Volunteer Award is the WSU Foundation’s highest honor. The award is named for the Foundation’s founding chair, the late Dr. Weldon B. “Hoot” Gibson (’38 Bus. Admin.), who through his unselfish efforts and energy gave shape and direction to the University’s fundraising activities. Receiving this award is an esteemed honor bestowed upon those individuals whose service is measured by the highest levels of impact and achievement. The award is presented during the WSU Foundation’s annual Recognition Gala each fall.

Gibson Award Recipients


2022 Dan Harmon2021 Duane and Terri Brelsford
2020 Floyd and Judy Rogers2019 Gene Voiland
2018 Mikal Thomsen2017 Scott Carson
2016 Sam Smith2015 Lloyd Osborn
2014 Virginia Schafer2013 Larry Culver
2012 Ken & Sue Christianson2011 Bob Smawley
2010 Ronald & Heidi Stanley2008 Barry Jones
2007 Lee Sahlin2006 Jacque Doane
2005 Jack Dillon2003 Robert & Ruth Gibb
2002 John "Jack" Creighton2001 Stan Coe
2000 William "Biff" Brotherton1999 Chris & Susan Marker
1998 Frank A. Blethen1997 Harry Mullikin
1996 James C. Kraft1995 Kate B. Webster
1994 Jerry W. Camp1993 Jay Rockey
1992 Arthur & Helen Brunstad1991 Phillip Lighty
1990 Harold & Jeanne Olsen1989 Orville Vogel
1988 Robert McEachern1987 Robert W. Austin
1986 Donald C. Downen1985 Michael Dederer
1984 Glenn Terrell1983 Weldon B. "Hoot" Gibson
1982 Robert A. Cheatham1981 George Goudy
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