List of Washington State University people

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The Washington State University Alumni Association defines an alumnus as anyone who was a student at WSU and is no longer attending. This page lists accomplished alumni and faculty members of WSU.

Notable alumni[edit]


Animal husbandry[edit]

  • Leo Bustad, 1941 B.S. Ag., 1948 M.S. Ag., 1949 D.V.M., Dean of the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine from 1973–83; pioneer in the international human-companion animal bond movement; received the WSU Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1984
  • Helen Elaine Freeman, conservationist and endangered species advocate; specialized in saving snow leopards
  • Jack Gorski, 1956 M.S. Ani. Sci., 1958 Ph.D. Ani. Sci., discovered the estrogen receptor; received the WSU Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1999
  • Ivan Peterson, 1942 D.V.M., member of Alpha Tau Omega; President of Sphinx Club and of the Crimson Court; veterinarian in California; worked with the television series Lassie; friend to Jane Goodall, and helped sponsor her chimpanzee research; died in 1967
  • Charles Schroeder, 1929 D.V.M., Director of the San Diego Zoo for 19 years; received the WSU Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1979

The arts, literature and media[edit]


Government, law and politics[edit]



Science, space and technology[edit]

Sports and athletics[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

Notable regents[edit]


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