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Showcase 2021 Awards

V. Lane Rawlins Distinguished Lifetime Service Award

Honoring those who have dedicated their careers to advancing WSU

Recipients of this award have demonstrated great personal commitment to the university and community. Their excellent service in administration, teaching, research, extension, or a professional field has had a profound influence on the University’s direction and progress.

Guy Hughes Palmer

Regents Professor, Jan & Jack Creighton Endowed Chair and Senior Director of Global Health, Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health

Regents Professor Guy Palmer’s achievements have improved the health and well-being of people worldwide. He is the founding director of WSU’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, which addresses global infectious disease challenges. A board-certified pathologist, Dr. Palmer leads health programs in Africa and Central America. He launched and directs Rabies Free Africa with the goal of eliminating human deaths due to rabies by 2030.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recognized his research with its prestigious MERIT award. He has received numerous teaching awards during his career, mentoring over 50 undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Currently, he heads the NIH Emerging Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Training Program. He is a founding member and past president of the Washington State Academy of Sciences and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.


Previous recipients

2020Rodney Croteau
2019Ron Mittelhammer, economic sciences
2018Renee Celeste Hoeksel, nursing
2017Nancy Magnuson, molecular biosciences
2016Frances K. McSweeney, psychology
2015Kenneth L. Casavant, agricultural economics
2013Nicholas P. Lovrich, political science
2012Thomas A. Brigham, psychology
2011Muriel Oaks, distance and professional education

Award criteria, application process, and video of previous recipients