New distinguished professor aims to improve CAHNRS student learning experience

Holly Henning is the inaugural Alexander and Elizabeth Swantz Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning, will start Faculty Fellows program.

Portrait photo of Holly Henning outdoors

WSU esteemed scientist named Distinguished Professor

Acknowledging her world-renowned reputation in service to agriculture, Washington State University named plant pathologist Lindsey du Toit as the recipient of the Alfred Christianson Distinguished Professorship in Vegetable Seed Science. The award provides extra funding that du Toit can apply to pivotal crop seed research projects as needed. “We hope this endowment will continue to […]

André Wright, Lindsey du Toit, and Chad Kruger pose in front of a bunch of trees

Endowed Turfgrass Professorship Comes to WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. — With an eye on the importance of research to its future, the Washington Turfgrass Seed Commission will fund the endowed professor position in turfgrass management at Washington State University. WSU received a gift of nearly $300,000 from the commission to establish the turfgrass professorship. The gift gives WSU the opportunity to hire […]

Family Honors Quincy Ag Education Teacher with WSU Scholarship Endowment, Issues Challenge to Other Donors

PULLMAN, Wash. – When the first irrigation water from the Columbia Basin Reclamation Project flowed through the sage brush of Quincy, Keith F. Kirkbride was there launching a program at the high school to educate the area’s future farmers. Now, Kirkbride’s sons, Frank and Charlie Kirkbride, are launching a scholarship program at Washington State University […]

du Toit Named Alfred Christianson Endowed Professor

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Washington State University plant pathologist Lindsey du Toit has been named Alfred Christianson Endowed Professor. The four-year endowment will provide funding to support du Toit’s vegetable seed pathology research program. The endowment was established by the family of Alfred Christianson, founder of the Alf Christianson Seed Company, to “attract and retain […]

$100,000 Pledged to Endow Entomology Professorship

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University has an independent entomology department thanks in large measure to Horace S. Telford, a retired member of the WSU faculty who petitioned the university for its creation almost a half century ago. Now his three living children wish to honor him by establishing the Horace and Vilma Telford Family […]