The Employee Recognition Reception is an annual, system-wide celebration to recognize the contributions of faculty and staff at Washington State University.

The 2019 celebration was held December 11, 2019, and honored approximately 950 WSU employees who reached milestone years of service or received the Crimson Spirit Award in 2019.

The event started with the WSU Marching Band, conducted by Butch T. Cougar, playing the WSU Fight Song while the audience sang along! Two 50-year honorees, three 45-year honorees, 13 40-year honorees, and 10 Crimson Spirit honorees were personally recognized by President Schulz during the reception.

Videos celebrating those honorees can be viewed here:

50-Year Honoree Don Dillman

50-Year Honoree KC Wang

45-Year Honorees Rob Ronald and Sue Ritter

1979 Rewind

Crimson Spirit Awards

The event was broadcast live from Pullman. The concurrent celebration locations were:

WSU Pullman, M. G. Carey Senior Ballroom, Compton Union Building
WSU Everett, Conference Room 430
WSU Spokane, Spokane Academic Center 345
WSU Tri-Cities, Consolidated Information Center 120/120A
WSU Vancouver, Dengerink Administration Building 236
WSU Global Campus, Experience.wsu.edu

To view the list of 2019 length-of-service honorees, click here. To view the Crimson Spirit honorees in 2019, click here.

Please contact Human Resource Services at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 with any questions about the Employee Recognition Reception.