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WSU Tri-Cities partners with youth program for academic camps in east Pasco community

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Citiies

ALAS_WSU Tri-Cities summer campRICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities has joined forces with a local youth-operated program to grow its home-based extracurricular learning opportunities in a community in east Pasco.

The organization, Ambassadors of Lakeview Achieving Success (ALAS), originated several years ago when Lakeview community youth wanted to improve their neighborhood through offering child friendly activities, leadership building opportunities and additional academic resources right in their home area.

“We started a program because there were a lot of kids running around, and it used to be a place known for drugs … » More …

Pharmacist honored for work with student pharmacists

SPOKANE, Wash. – A community pharmacist in Snohomish, Wash., has received national recognition for her work with pharmacy students as an adjunct faculty member at Washington State University.


KuslerJanet M. Kusler was named Preceptor of the Year by the National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation. A preceptor is a practicing pharmacist who mentors and trains pharmacy students in a practice setting in their final year of school. Kusler has been a preceptor for WSU for more than 20 years.


Owner of Kusler’s Pharmacy in Snohomish, she received the Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award in 2006 from the Washington State Pharmacy … » More …