James A. Hyde graduated from then-WSC in 1951 with a degree in entomology. He went on to a career in nuclear engineering at the Hanford Nuclear Site, but returned to his love of insects after retirement. He built a library focused on entomology and an insect display of more than 600 species for use by WSU’s Master Gardener program and the general public. Through their wills, James and his wife, Marilyn, created the Marilyn and James Hyde Entomology Student Fund to support future entomologists in their studies at WSU; the Hyde Entomology Collection Fund; the Hyde Entomological Education Fund to support visiting scholars, post-doctoral researchers, and visiting lecturers; and the Hyde Entomology Fund to support the needs of the department and students.
Students studying in the Department of Entomology.