First Hmong-American to be awarded WSU doctoral degree

Ger Moua, a 1992 Mead High School graduate, will be awarded a WSU’s doctor of philosophy degree in counseling psychology on May 6. University officials said that WSU records show that Moua is the first Hmong-American student to be awarded a doctorate degree from WSU.Moua was born in Vientiane, Laos, and is the youngest of […]

Commitment to students draws attention nationwide

Steve Burkett helped found the McNair Program at WSU in 1999. But he didn’t stop there. Though his quiet demeanor and measured speech belie the reputation, he is a “mover and shaker” on the McNair scene nationwide, says Howard Grimes, dean of the WSU Graduate School. The McNair Program prepares low-income, first-generation and underrepresented (Native […]

Doctor of design degree receives state approval

SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington State University has become the second university in the nation to offer a doctoral degree in professional design. The new degree program was approved late last month by the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board. Offered through the Interdisciplinary Design Institute at WSU Spokane and available on both the Spokane and Pullman campuses, […]

Eight doctoral candidates settle in for summer

Eight doctoral candidates from across the country arrived on campus June 12 to work with WSU faculty during the six-week Summer Doctoral Fellows 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 […]