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