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Jennifer Frost

Jennifer FrostJennifer Frost (’06, Inter. Design) has been with Rice Fergus Miller Architecture since graduating from WSU. She was recently promoted to principal of the company and now participates in ownership responsibilities. Her design career is focused on healthcare, hospitality, and senior housing.

Outside of her project work, Frost founded the firm’s university recruitment program, helped coordinate their professional development program, and stays involved with industry organizations throughout the Northwest. She was chosen for the 2013 International Interior Design Association Northern Pacific Chapter Recognition Award for her contributions and commitment to the industry.

Frost is proud to be a WSU alum, and says that “Not a day goes by that I don’t reflect on how great a time I had at WSU.”

Russ Salvadelena

Russ SalvadalenaRuss Salvadalena (’77, Food Sci. & Tech.) has managed the WSU Creamery for the past 13 years and calls it his “dream job,” including working with the student employees and “fantastic facilities.” He is grateful to Marc Bates and Dr. Lloyd Luedecke for building the Creamery into a self-sustaining operation.

Salvadalena remembers the interaction between students and professors as among the most valuable experiences he had while studying at WSU. “The leadership skills, the social interaction, and the relationship-building were integral to my career after graduation.”

In Memoriam

1940s

Phyllis Jean Ellis (’42 Home Econ.), 92, December 25, 2012, Spokane.

Roy W. Hallstrom (’42 Ag., Alpha Gamma Rho), 98, October 29, 2012, Chesapeake, Virginia.

Jean Carol Davis (’45 Home Econ.), 88, November 17, 2012, Clarkston.

1950s

Gertrude Armbruster (’50, ’65 PhD Food Sci.), 87, November 3, 2012, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Leslie Preston Yates (’50 Forest & Range Mgmt.), 89, February 12, 2013, Spokane.

John R. Rinta (’51 Animal Sci.), 85, January 9, 2013, Yacolt.

Clifford Ira Hurley (’53 Forest & Range Mgmt.), 82, February 2, 2013, Olympia.

Anita G. Alexander (’54 Home Econ.), 94, January 30, 2013, Sandy, Oregon.

JoAnn M. Bell (’55 Home Econ.), 79, November 17, 2012, Sequim.

Douglas W. Burke (’55 PhD Plant Path.), 92, November 26, 2012, Kennewick.

John A. Schultheis (’56 Ag.), 79, February 12, 2013, Spokane.

Eugene Stanley Erwin (’57 PhD Animal Sci.), 53, November 1982.

Uriah Orr (’59 Mining Eng.), 92, August 15, 2012, Lacey.

1960s

Richard J. Johnson (’60, ’67 PhD Animal Sci.), 89, January 14, 2013, Walla Walla.

Diane S. Triplett (’60 Home Econ.), 74, February 11, 2013, Mesa, Arizona.

Helen Marie Solem Page (’64 Home Economics), 71, December 1, 2012, West Richland.

Glendon W. Gee (’66 PhD Soils Sci.), 74, January 31, 2013, Kaysville, Utah.

Bradley Leo Malone (’66 Animal Sci.), 71, November 21, 2012, Everett.

Paul W. Sweet, III (’67 Hort.), 70, January 14, 2013, Oxnard, California.

1970s

Robert John Whillis (’70 Econ.), 64, April 12, 2012, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

1980s

Samson Bein Kimobwa (’80 Ag.), 57, January 16, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya, Africa.

Shelly Lynn Bartholomew (’83 Child & Family Studies, Delta Gamma), 51, December 25, 2012, Bellingham.

John Albert Sondey (’89 PhD Econ.), 71, March 2, 2012, Brookings, South Dakota.

Faculty and Staff

Jennifer L. Hansen, 53, Crop & Soil Sciences, November 29, 2012, Moscow, Idaho.

David W. Holland, 71, Economic Sciences 1973-2007, February 10, 2013, Redmond, Oregon.

Richard J. Johnson, 89, Animal Sciences 1976-77, 1985-89, January 14, 2013, Walla Walla.

Hazel E. Lasley, 95, Clothing, Interior Design & Textiles 1955-1979, December 25, 2012, Conway, Arkansas.

Roberta M. Law, 94, December 23, 2012, Redmond.

Thomas R. Quann, 81, Cooperative Extension/4-H, 1956-1987, February 12, 2013, Puyallup.

Mary Lou Sorenson, 80, Agricultural Economics, December 7, 2012, Surprise, Arizona.