Wainscott Receives WSU Alumni Achievement Award

PULLMAN, Wash. — Philip E. Wainscott, president of the Washington State University Alumni Association in 1961-62, received the WSU Alumni Achievement Award May 22 at a Cougar Club golf tournament at the Wenatchee Golf and Country Club.

The retired Waterville wheat rancher and civic leader was cited for “60 years of dedicated and loyal support and service to WSU.” The award was created during his tenure as alumni association president.

Wainscott returned to Waterville after serving in the Army during World War II and earning a master’s degree at Ohio State University. He was active in community affairs, including service on the school, hospital and church boards, as well as in the Masonic Lodge and Shriners.

He received an agronomy degree from WSU in 1941. During his undergraduate days, he was president of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and the WSU Agronomy Club. He also was a member of Crimson Circle, the senior men’s service honorary; Scabbard and Blade; Student Executive Council; and vice president of the Junior Class. In addition, he was a member of the four-man Farm Crops Judging Team and was voted one of WSU’s top seniors.

Wainscott served as basketball manager on coach Jack Friel’s 1941 team that won the Pacific Coast Conference Championship and finished runner-up to Wisconsin for the national title.

Wainscott and his wife, Dorothy, sent three daughters to WSU: Penney Tee (‘71 General Studies), Terri Brandt (‘73 Nursing) and Cindy Wainscott (‘75 Nursing).