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Photo Gallery: Week of Welcome brings new faces into CAHNRS family

In ceremonial regalia, Wright shows off his Coug shirt overlooking the WSU marching band.
Fresh from his first WSU Convocation ceremony, new CAHNRS Dean André Wright proudly shows his Coug colors. Every participant received a “Welcome Home” shirt and pin with the year they started at WSU. The WSU Marching Band performs in the background as part of the Week of Welcome.


Welcoming new students to the start of a new academic year, Dean André Wright and faculty in Washington State University’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences took part in WSU’s Week of Welcome.

Cheering new Cougs at the 2018 Convocation ceremony, held Friday, Aug. 17, at Beasley Coliseum, Wright and representatives from the Departments of Apparel, Merchandising, Design + Textiles, Crop and Soil Sciences, Entomology, Human Development, the School of the Environment, and other disciplines joined new students at the All Campus Picnic immediately afterward. There, students met faculty and staff, learning about career paths and college opportunities.

The new school year official begins Monday, Aug. 20.

CAHNRS back to school events continue with the Animal Science Welcome Back Cookout, Aug. 21 at Spillman Plaza; the Food Science & Entomology Back to School Barbecue, Aug. 24 at Pullman’s Sunnyside Park; the School of Economic Sciences Ice Cream Social, Aug. 29 at Spillman Plaza; and the AMDT Welcome event, Sept. 12. Finally, CAHNRS Fall Festival, Sept. 13 at Spillman Plaza, showcases the many student organizations, clubs, and programs in the college.

Four students and staff in group shot at black-clothed table.
CAHNRS faculty and students proudly staff the college’s info booth at the All Campus Picnic, Aug. 17.
In robes, Schulz pins the circular pin onto Wright's stole, as he stands.
WSU President Kirk Schulz pins a 2018 university year pin on new Dean André Wright, welcoming him to the Cougar family. Newcomers to WSU receive a year pin at Convocation that follows them through their journey.
Rows of red-clad musicians with instruments waving.
The WSU Marching Band livens up the Convocation ceremony at Beasley Coliseum.
Human Development students pose with a dog at their booth as students sign the guest sheet.
Drawing interest in Human Development at WSU, CAHNRS students offer pets with a pup at their Campus Picnic booth.


A student makes a beanbag toss along a row of booths and passersby.
CAHNRS students entice passersby to try a beanbag toss at the college’s informational booth.
Wright and Lavine, in robes, in a meeting room in Beasley Coliseum.
CAHNRS Dean André Wright greets WSU Entomology Chair Laura Lavine backstage at WSU Convocation. Lavine was one of several CAHNRS faculty cheering new Cougs.
Four faculty members, in robes, pose in a hallway.
Faculty members Vicki McCracken, Allison King, Patrick Brown-Hayes and Michael Neff were among the representatives of CAHNRS celebrating new students at Convocation.
In robes, Schulz pins the circular pin onto Wright's stole, as he stands.
Standing with the honor party, Dean Wright holds up his new “Convocation” shirt.