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Retired Faculty Serving the Future Emeritus Society


The major function of the 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 for the greater welfare of its emeriti. The Society serves as a point of contact between the University and its retired faculty, coordinates the delivery of services to the retired faculty, and provides opportunities for retired faculty to continue their scholarship and service at the University.

Winter 2018 Newsletter


Read the Winter 2018 Newsletter to stay up to date with what our members are continuing to work on, along with ways to connect with the group!

Legacy of Excellence Award

The Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Award is given to an outstanding emeritus who contributions to academia, the University, the community and mankind while in retirement. The award is presented annually at the Showcase Retirees Reception in March. To nominate someone for this prestigious award,download the following form: Excellence award nomination form


$500 Scholarships for Undergraduates

Undergraduate students who submitted an abstract for SURCA (Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities) are eligible to apply for an Emeritus Society Undergraduate Research Award. The WSU Emeritus Society will grant four awards of $500 for undergraduate achievement, one in Arts and Humanities, one in Biosciences, one in the Physical Sciences and one in the Social, Economic, and Behavioral Sciences. The awards will recognize significant contributions to research and outstanding creative and scholarly achievements by undergraduates. The deadline to apply for the 2018 award is Monday, March 19, 2018. The application instructions can be found here:

Undergraduate Research Award Application 2018

Note: It is a requirement to submit a project to the 2017 Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) in order to qualify for the Undergraduate Research Award



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Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Award 2016

Robert E. Ackerman


Emeritus Development Fund

Gifts donated to the Emeritus Development Fund will enable the Emeritus Society in reaching our goals to engage and assist with the mission of the university.

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