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Butch T. Cougar looking onto campus on a starry night with Forever Cougs spelled in stars.

Reconnect 2019

In this issue…

Andre-Denis Wright André-Denis Wright sitting in a field of green wheat on a sunny nearly cloudless day.

Message from the Dean

The CAHNRS legacy is our legacy. It unites us and reminds us that we are forever Cougs.
The Silers stadning in front of the cougar statue at the Lewis Alumni Center.

Coug Spirit Leads Couple to Give Back to WSU

Life-changing experiences at WSU solidified Josh and Holly Siler’s desire to give back to the institution they love.
A close-up photo of a dahlia bloom covered in dew drops.

For the Love of Gardening

Donation of beloved land will benefit Master Gardener program.
The Batchs in their yard with their farm in the background.

Gifts of the Harvest

Family’s donation of treasured farm sustains a legacy of support.
An ancient barn in front of Steptoe Butte.

Forever Pioneering

CAHNRS alumnus pays forward ancestor’s spirited legacy.
James Davis in an interior room of the Steptoe Hotel.

Towering Vision

“Cashup” Davis and his Steptoe Hotel are gone, but their legacy remains on the Palouse.
Mel Hamre

Forever Coug

Self-starter Mel Hamre gives of himself to help others.
Cecelia “Bunny” Quirk

Broadening Horizons

Now in its fourth year, the Cecelia “Bunny” Quirk Agricultural Scholarship funds students studying agricultural education or crop and soil sciences.
The WSU chap­ter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences group.

Where Legacies Begin

New club helps minority students connect, share fresh perspective.
Mary Kohli.

Knowledge for all

Extension leader Mary Kohli pays forward a lifetime of learning and action.
Tomyia Wallace holder her catch and fly fishing rod.

Catch the Cougar Spirit

Washington State University students are forging new paths toward a brighter future.

reCONNECT is published yearly by the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences’ Alumni and Development Office.

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André-Denis Wright

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Seth Truscott
Scott Weybright

Brittney Carman
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Seth Truscott
Scott Weybright
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Matt Ziegler

Graphic Design
Gerald Steffen

Digital Designer
Lesa McPeak

The WSU shield and CAHNRS


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