Anthropology Graduate Organization News

The 2017-2018 academic year was productive and rewarding for the Anthropology Graduate Organization!

Thanks to the efforts of last year’s leadership, the 2017-2018 academic year was a banner year for AGO! Much appreciation to the following for their efforts:

Emily Whistler – Vice President
Andrew Gillreath-Brown – Treasurer
Daphne Weber – Secretary

And a huge thank you to our stream representatives for attending faculty meetings and keeping AGO up to date with new information:

Tiffany Alvarez – Evolutionary Anthropology
Cynthiann Heckelsmiller – Cultural
Katie Richards – Archaeology

In 2017–2018, AGO was highly active in engaging with the community through educational outreach programs. AGO partook in the Kid’s in Science and Engineering Day, hosted by the Society of Women Engineers. AGO brought the experience of digging for artifacts to school children through the “dig in a box” activity. AGO will continue to participate in educational outreach events this year. If you would like AGO to participate in an educational outreach event, please email us at .

Last year, AGO funded several professional development workshops, including online seminars offered through the Society for American Archaeology.

This past year, AGO applied for GPSA registered student organization (RSO) funding and CougParents funding for a guest speaker to come to WSU. Dr. Nancy Sheper-Hughes, professor of anthropology and director of the program in medical anthropology at UC Berkeley is scheduled to speak at WSU Pullman in spring 2019. We will continue to pursue funding for the first AGO Scholar Event.

AGO received an RSO Excellence Award from the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), and has started a new website at If you have any news or information, we would love to post it on the website.

AGO is excited to continue working hard to bring more anthropology to the WSU and Pullman communities and to provide professional development opportunities to our graduate student members.

AGO Leadership 2019
President – Emily Whistler
Vice President – Samantha Fulgham
Treasurer – Andrew Gillreath-Brown