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Phyllis Eide receives WSU award as graduate mentor

By Cheryl Reed, Graduate School

SPOKANE, Wash. – Phyllis Eide, associate professor of nursing at Washington State University Spokane, is recipient of the WSU Graduate School Mentor Academy Award for Excellence. She has been a faculty member in the College of Nursing since 2002 and a member of the academy since 2009. » More …

Alumnus honored for excellence in pharmacy, teaching

By Lori Maricle, WSU College of Pharmacy

michael-vargaSPOKANE, Wash. – Michael Varga, alumnus and director of pharmacy at Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls, Idaho, has been named the Washington State University College of Pharmacy’s 2016 Preceptor of the Year. » More …

Claiborn honored for diversity, STEM efforts

ClaibornPULLMAN, Wash. – Candis Claiborn recently received the ADVANCE at WSU Recognition of Service and Leadership Award for her dedication to enhancing inclusiveness and making Washington State University a more faculty-friendly institution. » More …

Grad studies crowned with research, mentoring success

By Amir Gilmore, Graduate School

Quisenberry-mugPULLMAN, Wash. – Inspired by her Washington State University professor and mentor, recent doctoral graduate Chrystal Quisenberry applied dedication and hard work to her cartilage research and to helping other students. For her devotion to scholarship and public service, she recently received the WSU Association of Faculty Women’s Harriett B. Rigas Award for doctoral students who excel in academics, teaching, mentoring and service. » More …

May 9: Alumna highlights multicultural graduation

Boxer-Elise-2014-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Alumna and ethnic studies professor Elise Boxer will deliver the keynote address during Washington State University’s annual Multicultural Graduation Celebration 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 9, in the Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Event Center. » More …

Spokane research students form student organization

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Graduate Research Student Association has been started on the Washington State University health sciences campus in Spokane.

Cox“We need a simple organization to advocate for research students and make graduate research more cohesive and collaborative,” said graduate student and co-founder Emily Cox. “I was working right down the hall from a group of students who know how to do a technique that I don’t, and I would have gone to the WSU Pullman campus to learn how; but now I don’t have to because I met them through the organization.”
 
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Mentoring greatly improves graduates’ admissions

Kay Brothers and students

Kay Brothers works with students in 2012.

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU had a 100 percent dental school acceptance rate among applicants who had been mentored in the WSU Pre-Health and STEM Education (PHASE) office. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“We’ve never had 100 percent for dental before,” said Kay Brothers, director of pre-medical and pre-dental advising.

Among pre-pharmacy students mentored through PHASE, 27 students (87 percent) were accepted into pharmacy graduate schools; 23 pre-medical students mentored (79 percent) received offers from medical schools; and eight WSU pre-dental student (100 percent) were accepted into dental … » More …