Washington, DC – The U.S. House today passed a resolution (H. Res 1163) introduced by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) recognizing Washington State University’s Honors College for fifty years of excellence.
“The Washington State University Honors College is one of the most respected in the nation and it is wholly fitting that this House applaud its past and most certain future successes,” said Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Honors College at WSU.
To watch the Congresswoman’s floor speech on the resolution, please click here. The full text of the resolution is below.
H. Res. 1163
In the House of Representatives, U.S.
March 15, 2010
Recognizing Washington State University Honors College for 50 years of excellence.
Whereas Washington State University Honors College was established in 1960, seventy years after the founding of the university;
Whereas Sidney Hacker, Professor of Mathematics, directed the establishment of Washington State University’s Honors program;
Whereas Washington State University, located in Pullman, Washington, is the state’s largest land-grant university and offers more than 200 areas of study;
Whereas the Honors College offers an enriched four-year curriculum to highly able students and provides them with the opportunity to challenge themselves;
Whereas Honors College studies promote critical and creative thinking, quantitative and symbolic reasoning, information literacy, communication, self in society, and disciplinary knowledge;
Whereas Washington State University Honors College is one of the most respected programs of its type nationally; and Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the House of Representatives—
1) Recognizes Washington State University Honors College for 50 years of excellence.