125 years, and counting.
Who could have imagined the bright future that awaited Washingtonians in 1890 when Governor Elisha Peyre Ferry signed legislation creating an agricultural college and science school on a wind-swept hilltop in Pullman, Washington?
From those humble beginnings, a dream took root. A dream to increase access to higher education, conduct research to improve lives, and share knowledge with citizens from Anacortes to Walla Walla.
Now, 125 years later, there is much to celebrate about our thriving, statewide enterprise.
Record student enrollment. New varieties of wheat. Exceptionally flavored fruit and wine grapes. New green building materials. Innovations to improve health care. Informed leaders in fields ranging from business to pharmacy—many of them first generation college students.
Our stories are your stories. They’re stories about determination. Achievement. Innovation. Courage. And good works. Traits identified with Cougars for 125 years.
You’ll find some of those stories here. We’ll continue to bring them to you during the next 9 months.
Here’s to 125 years, and counting. Go Cougs!