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WSU Woman of the Year: Dr. Anna Plemons

(25 Feb 2019)

Dr. Anna Plemons, Director of CLASP, was named the 2019 Washington State University Woman of the Year.

Plemons and five other 2019 WSU Women of Distinction were honored at the 2019 WSU Women of Distinction Celebration on March 4, 2019 at 6:00pm in the M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom of the Compton Union Building on the WSU Pullman campus.

Plemons was recognized for her tireless service teaching composition, rhetoric, and digital technology and culture, as well as her work as the director of CLASP.

From the press release:

“She works with WSU faculty, staff and and students on issues of retention and persistence, paying particular attention to the relationship between pedagogy and retention for underrepresented students. Since 2009, she has also held a grant‑funded teaching position with the California Arts in Corrections Program. This allows here to teach creative nonfiction classes at multiple prisons in northern California and oversee a research‑based literacy project aimed at empowering incarcerated students to be literacy mentors in their respective families. CLASP partners with existing student services to support retention and degree completion goals. CLASP is designed to address the retention and degree completion rates of first‑generation, multicultural, low‑income, or otherwise underrepresented students. The program began in Pullman and expanded to WSU Vancouver in 2016.”