Carol and Joseph Ackerman take the tour
Carol and Joseph Ackerman on the College of Education tour

“We met by the fountain.”

“I had two careers.”

“My sons were Cougs, too.”

And, most of all, “Wow, has this place changed!”

It is Golden and Diamond Grads day on the Pullman campus, and the College of Education welcomed a lively bunch of alumni for a couple of hours. You can see more photos at

Our alums, including those sporting golden and silver ribbons on their name tags, lunched and chatted in the science methods classroom.  They were greeted by Dean A.G. Rud and by Sharon Morgan of the WSU Foundation.

Their tour of the Education Addition and Cleveland Hall included an upbeat report by Student Services Director Angie Hammond, who had just heard that the college will be able to admit more undergraduates next year after having to cut back enrollment in the last few years. Which means there will be a good crop of alumni for the Golden Grad reunion of 2066.

By the way, the visiting WSU alums included some from the classes of 1935 and 1941. (Though none from the College of Education were present. They were probably out on adventure vacations.)