President’s Employee Excellence Award

Works with and advocates for university’s veterans

Sometimes people put down roots where they least expect it. Veterans Affairs Coordinator Charii Higgins did not think in 1982 that Pullman would become her permanent place of residence. But 24 years later, she is still here.“I learned how to do wheat weaving when I came here,” said Higgins. “I never would have done that […]

Ambassador at home …and statewide

For 10 years he worked in construction, operating his own business for three of those years. That is, until knee surgery left few options other than going back to school. Tom Johnson, scientific instructional technician supervisor for the Department of Physics and Astronomy, landed his dream job through a simple twist of a knee.After earning […]

Phone fixer — and so much more

When you have a telephone or technical problem in your office, what do you do? Some people resort to the hitting technique — similar to playing pinball; some use the restart technique. Those on the WSU Tri-Cities campus call IT Systems Specialist Don Frame.“Don is called the ‘phone guy’ but he does much more than […]

Roots run deep in community

Large, rolled-up sheets containing project plans and piles of papers and journals cover his desk. A constant frenzy of people come in and out asking for advice. The phone is ringing while he responds to an e-mail. This is everyday, organized chaos, and Keith Bloom, assistant director for Capital Planning and Development (CPD), loves it.After […]