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Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins, pictured here with Butch T. Cougar, will stay on as chief until a replacement is hired.

‘He knows it’s a great community, and he’s helped make it that way’

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor June 14, 2021

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins will retire later this year after spending 47 years in law enforcement — but policing was not always the future he saw for himself. “When I was in high school,...

While earning his bachelors degree and working for the Daily Evergreen at WSU, Brandon Chapman said he earned the reputation of being critical.

City Councilmember’s dream shifted from broadcasting to family

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 4, 2021

Before joining Pullman City Council, Brandon Chapman worked as a baseball broadcaster. Chapman, Pullman City Councilmember, received his associate degree at Centralia Community College before graduating...

[Weller is] kind of like a giant teddy bear because he works out, he’s in great shape, [and] I feel like he dwarfs me in size and yet he’s got a big heart, Councilmember Brandon Chapman said.

City Councilmember’s career at NASA carries over to Palouse

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter May 21, 2021

Before joining Pullman City Council in January 2008, one councilmember worked at NASA and was involved in multiple projects.  Councilmember Nathan Weller originally applied for a position with...

Hezekiah Willard, senior history major, spent his journey at WSU in different roles. He was an orientation counselor and Registered Student Organization specialist.

WSU senior started ‘something bigger than himself’

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

When Hezekiah Willard came to WSU, he knew he wanted to welcome incoming students. As a Registered Student Organization specialist and a Visionaries Inspiring Black Empowered Students (VIBES) co-chair,...

Ally Carney, senior political science major, finds support from her father to tackle goals outside of her comfort zone.

Senior is far from home, but not quite

SANDI KOBIESA, Managing editor December 10, 2020

Growing up in Alaska, one graduating senior had no idea where she would end up, but knew it would be far away from home. Ally Carney, senior political science major and economics minor, came to WSU...

WSU senior Nallely Gonzalez-Maravilla used Facebook groups to collect used wedding dresses, which she will revamp for her bridal collection.

From teddy bears to wedding dresses

SANDI KOBIESA, Managing editor December 7, 2020

One WSU senior needed an idea for her year-long apparel design project and found her inspiration sparked by the realization that her parents were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary this year. Nallely...

One of Jennifer Siegrist’s clients offered her a place to cut hair. The client just happened to own Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet.

Barber establishes shop in Pullman car dealership

SANDI KOBIESA, Managing editor December 3, 2020

Coming from Universal Studios, Jennifer Siegrist never imagined she would open a barbershop inside Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet on Bishop Boulevard in Pullman. Siegrist, also known as Jenn the Barber,...

Vi Nguyen, senior majoring in hospitality business management, moved to the U.S. with her family after eleventh grade.

WSU senior aims to create more fair, diverse workplaces

SANDI KOBIESA, Managing editor November 30, 2020

As Vi Nguyen grew up in Vietnam surrounded by extravagant hotels and resorts, she eventually developed an interest in the hospitality business. Nguyen was born in Da Nang, a city in central Vietnam,...

Angie Klimko, director of First, will promote programs that focus on high-impact practices to help first-generation students excel in higher education.

Former TRIO director to serve first-gen students

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief November 20, 2020

A longtime staff member of WSU Pullman's TRIO program transitioned into a new role aiming to serve first-generation students on all WSU campuses. Angie Klimko is now the director of First, an organization...

Shortly after senior Gerardo Zaragoza transferred to WSU from Pierce College, he became the deputy director of communications for ASWSU.

ASWSU leader forges own path

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor November 12, 2020

When Gerardo Zaragoza transferred to WSU, he found his place within the student community. After moving to Pullman from Pierce College in 2019, Zaragoza became ASWSU deputy director of communications...

WSU sophomore Michelle Cordova created an ambassador program to help promote her newly formed business and allow other students to share.

Boutique ‘shines light’ on Mexican culture

LANNA RUIZ, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

This summer, Michelle Cordova watched hand beaders and Indigenous peoples make intricate cultural accessories as she walked the streets of Mexico City, Mexico. That’s when she had the idea to start her...

Despite COVID-19 being on the forefront of concerns, WSU senior Nathalie Aps wanted to raise awareness about ongoing issues like global poverty.

WSU student fights poverty with social media

ANNIE HAGER October 29, 2020

She needed an internship. Nathalie Aps was just starting her search to find a nonprofit in need of help when she stumbled upon The Borgen Project. Aps, senior advertising and criminal justice and criminology...

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