Laura Wintersteen-Arleth

Laura Wintersteen-Arleth of the WSU College of Nursing received Washington State University’s Crimson Spirit Award in September.

The award is a special commendation for WSU faculty and staff who have provided outstanding service and have exceeded expectations while representing the university.

Wintersteen-Arleth, a senior instructor in the College of Nursing, was nominated by a student, who noted: “Laura is one of the major reasons I am still in school. She approached me when I was having a very difficult time and told me just the right thing, when I needed it most.”

Wintersteen-Arleth was recognized for her wide-ranging responsibilities, as well as the caliber of her work. Those responsibilities include being an adviser, teacher, serving as a clinical instructor, mentoring student clubs, and acting as liaison to the Kaplan test-prep program for nursing.

“There are few people more deserving of the Crimson Spirit Award than Laura,” said Dr. Joyce Griffin-Sobel, Dean of the WSU College of Nursing. “Her dedication and excellence are an asset to the College of Nursing and to the university as a whole.”