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Congratulations, 2022 award recipients!

The University is thankful for each award winner. Together, let’s applaud their efforts to make WSU a better place.

Award winners

Grand Prize

Michelle Kelly
Executive Officer and Assistant Professor of Military Science, Captain WSU Army ROTC
WSU Pullman


Noah Beechinor
Service Worker, Crop and Soil Sciences
WSU Pullman

Derek Strong
Lecturer, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
WSU Everett


Hildegarde Velasco-Faga’autau
Program Support Supervisor, Student Support Services, Division of Student Affairs
WSU Pullman

Denise Keeton
Associate Director, Office of Commercialization
WSU Pullman


Shawn Harris
Army ROTC Cadet
WSU Pullman

Dillon Tiedeman-Mueller
Campus Police Officer
WSU Pullman

Certificate of Appreciation

WSU Police Department Cadets
WSU Pullman



The WSU Safety Awards Committee appreciates all of the nominations submitted this year. The list of highly qualified and highly deserving candidates made for a difficult selection process.

Jane Barga
Cheryl Blackburn
Landon Burland
Elisha Cummings
Patricia Duffy
Tom Ebeling
Wayne Gregory
Gordon Hedenstrom
Ryan Husby
Dan Ibarra
Hailey James
Corinna Johnson
Learie Jones

Joseph Kirshner
Jonathan Lomber
Isobel Luengas
Isaac Nisbet
Michael Noil
Cameron Osbjornsen
Jason Sampson
Mae Siev
Liz Siler
Matthew Sheftic
Molly Thompson
Kate Watts
Kelley Wilds