College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Alumni and Friends


ReConnect is published quarterly by the CAHNRS Alumni and Friends Office.
We publish one print and three digital issues per year.
  • Rooted in Service

    Imagine farm life in Washington State a century ago: Smoky kerosene lamps lighting up the night reveal no smartphones, laptops, or TVs. Food is cooked on wood or coal stoves. Clothes are washed with homemade soap by hand in a tub. Horses provide transportation as well as draft power. Read more »

  • The Appel Family Celebrates Their Own Extension Anniversary

    Three generations of Appels, including 20 WSU alums, have been farming the land outside Colfax for more than 80 years. During half of that time, 4-H leadership has been part of the growing tradition. Read more »

  • Cultivating Veterans

    At a recent graduation ceremony in Pullman, a Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree and former Secretary of Defense thanked WSU students, faculty, and administrators for their efforts to “recruit and embrace our military veterans returning home from America’s wars.” The collaboration between the Green Alliance for Veterans Education and WSU Extension is the latest example. Read more »

  • Farm Girls

    From making baskets at Farm Women’s camps in the early 1900s to learning about diversified farm management via Google Hangout live streaming during this year’s Women in Agriculture Conference, WSU Extension has been creating opportunities for women in the Pacific Northwest to gather and share their farm life experiences since the beginning of the organization itself. Read more »

Special Feature

WSU Extension Interactive Retrospective »

Small Bites

April 2014

Classmate Updates

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