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Welcome to the WSU Emeritus Society Retired Faculty Serving the Future

Welcome to the WSU Emeritus Society

For many faculty, retirement is a time when they continue to be valuable and productive contributors to their occupations or professions and society at large. Therefore, the primary purpose of the Emeritus Society is to enhance the relationship between the University and its emeritus faculty for the benefit of Washington State University’s land grant mission and the greater welfare of its Emeriti and provides opportunities for retired faculty to continue their scholarship and service at the University.

2023 Emeritus Society Undergraduate Scholarship and Research Awards APPLICATIONS

We invite WSU undergraduate student participants (all campuses) participating in SURCA 2023 to apply for one of our scholarship and research awards. Details and a link to the application form can be found here

The 2022 WSU Legacy of Excellence Award

The WSU Emeritus Society is very pleased to announce that the recipient of this year’s Legacy of Excellence Award is Nancy Magnuson Eastlick Distinguished Professor Emerita. Nancy has been an exceptional contributor to science and our university. The reception for Professor Magnuson took place on March 23rd as part of the Showcase weeklong celebration of academic excellence.

You can read more about Dr. Nancy Magnuson here, and you can watch her Legacy of Excellence outstanding lecture here.

WSU Emeritus Society Presents 2022 Undergraduate Research Awards and Grants

THE WSU Emeritus Society of retired faculty has presented to undergraduate students five research awards and two grants in arts and humanities.

For details on these awards and the recipients, go here

Calendar of Events 

You can check our calendar of events  for upcoming scheduled events.  when lectures or meetings are hybrid (Zoom and in person ) or (Zoom only), our zoom link is



Give to the WSU Emeritus Society

Thank you for your generosity toward the WSU Emeritus Society. You can make your donations here

For assistance making your donations, you can contact the WSU Foundation’s Gift Accounting Office at 509-335-1686 or by email at


Winter 2022 Newsletter

Read the Winter 2022 Newsletter to learn more about the Society.