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     Spring/Summer 2012 Connecting with Alumni & Friends
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Alumni in the spotlight

Alumna recognized for service-oriented scholarship
Alumna recognized for service-oriented scholarship

Diverse magazine has named Majel Boxer one of its 2012 Emerging Scholars, a select group of "outstanding minority scholars using their gifts to change the world."

High fashion with a heart
High fashion with a heart

Alumnus Thomas Meister became a model at 16, a fashion photographer at 20, and later founded Konjo Ababa, an ethically produced designer accessories label.

Small-town life creates lifelong memories
Small-town life creates lifelong memories

New York native Sheldon Starr will tell you that some of the best years of his life were spent at WSU in the 1950s—once he and his bride Paula adjusted to the culture shock.

Research, service, and outreach

Professor key consultant on Gauguin show
Professor key consultant on Gauguin show

Thanks to the work of Carol Ivory, a recent exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum treated Polynesia not as background to an exhibit about Gauguin, but as the main attraction.

Notebook helps manage and improve memory
Notebook helps manage and improve memory

A cure for dementia continues to be elusive, but WSU researchers say education and support, along with a memory notebook, could give older adults a sense of control and prolonged independence.

Student news

Mock Trial beats odds, advances to nationals
WSU Mock Trial has winning season

In a year originally slated for rebuilding, WSU Mock Trial's Team Crimson won a bid to the American Mock Trial Association's national tournament in Memphis, Tennessee.

2012 Outstanding Seniors
2012 Outstanding Seniors named

Each year, the college recognizes one student from each department who has excelled academically and in service to the University.

George and Joan Berry
Excellence drives alums' success, estate endowment

Gene Hattori and Laurie Sheehan decided to show their support for WSU and the Department of Anthropology through their estate plan.

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