SEATTLE – Golden Girl Betty White is donning Cougar Crimson and Gray after being named an honorary Washington State University alum.
White, who has a long standing relationship with the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, was presented the honor Oct. 8 at the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association's centennial gala in Yakima.
White, 89, was visibly touched when WSU provost Warwick Bayly presented her with a white doctor's coat, embroidered with her name and the Cougar logo.
"So now that I have this white coat, if any of you would like to be spayed or neutered, I'm available," she told the 400 people in attendance.
White was introduced to WSU through Cougar alumnus Bob Olds. He practiced for decades in Southern California and White was his client for many years.
According to WSU, White first came to WSU in the early 1990s when the college was forming courses in alternatives to live animal surgery. White would later become a financial donor and served on the founding steering committee for WSU's endowed Center for the Study of Animal Well-being.