College of Applied Studies hosts ceremony to honor 2023 Hall of Fame inductees

The College of Applied Studies (CAS) hosted the 2023 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Oct. 20 to officially induct the Class of 2023 selections into the CAS Hall of Fame, and to recognize them for their achievements and impact on the college.

The Class of 2023 CAS Hall of Fame inductees:

  • Dr. Marcus Ballenger – Professor and associate dean emeritus, is an award-winning teacher and scholar who authored innovative language arts textbooks and created the college’s Cooperative Education program.
  • Dr. Jeri Ann Carroll – Professor emerita in early childhood and elementary education, a scholar and leader in professional development schools and program review, and former department chair and president of the WSU Faculty Senate.
  • Dr. Orpha Duell – Professor emerita in educational psychology, is a distinguished teacher and nationally recognized scholar, and former department chair and president of the WSU Faculty Senate.
  • Mr. Rick Pappas – Former educator in physical education, is an award-winning teacher at WSU after a distinguished career teaching in USD 259. He is nationally recognized as a curricular leader for innovative approaches to physical education.
  • Dr. Michael Tilford – Former college faculty and dean of the Graduate School, and a national leader in minority studies. The annual Michael Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism is named in memory of Dr. Tilford.

For more information about the CAS Hall of Fame, including categories and criteria, the nomination process, the selection committee and process, visit the CAS website.