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Carol Black Receives The Sahlin Faculty Award for Outreach and Engagement

Posted by | March 9, 2016

CAHNRS News, March 2016



Congratulations to Carol Black, this year’s Sahlin Faculty Awardee for Outreach and Engagement.   As director of the WSU Urban Integrated Pest Management and Carol Black 2Pesticide Safety Education Program, she provides training for the safe, environmentally sound, effective use of commercial pesticides. She delivers science-based education to people who use pesticides in their profession and are regulated by the state.  Black works with extension agents, health officials, chemical suppliers, government regulators, pest managers and safety equipment vendors. She has consulted with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture to enhance pesticide safety. Her work has contributed to policies and guidelines of the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s approaches to risk mitigation.  Learn more about her at  She will be receiving her award at the Celebrating Excellence Recognition Banquet that is part of Showcase, WSU’s annual celebration of faculty, staff and student achievement. Showcase also includes the Distinguished Faculty Address (March 24), the Academic Showcase display of faculty, staff and student work (March 25) and other events. See