PULLMAN, Wash. — An all-campus reception is planned for Wednesday,
June 21, to introduce participants in the 2000 Summer Doctoral Fellows
Program at Washington State University.

The event, set for 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Lighty Student Services Atrium,
welcomes 13 doctoral candidates from across the country who will work with
WSU faculty during the six-week program.

The program’s purpose is to offer graduate students the opportunity to
prepare for academic careers as future faculty members. During the program,
the Fellows will participate in seminars on the changing roles and expectations
of faculty, the future of the professoriate, the changing nature of higher
education and issues facing faculty of color and women in higher education.

In 1993, the college of education established a Summer Teaching Fellows
Program at WSU. Five years later, the program was expanded to include
additional colleges, including agriculture and home economics, business and
economics, engineering and architecture, liberal arts, nursing, pharmacy,
sciences and veterinary medicine.

Since 1993, the program has brought more than 60 doctoral candidates to the
Pullman campus for the summer experience.

Participating this summer are Maria Andrade, State University of New
York-Stony Brook; Lauri Ashton and Monty Thornburg, University of New
Orleans; Richard Benjamin, Stanford University; Alex Dumbuya, New Mexico
State University; Jennifer Grzegorek, Pennsylvania State University; Debra
Hoover, Khafilah Malik and Jean Williams, Ohio State University; Ricardo
Montelongo, Indiana University; Abul Pitre, Colorado State University;
Charlotte Simmonds-Hammons, Northeastern University; and Felicia Taylor,
University of New Mexico.

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