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25 undergraduates receive awards to conduct research

undergrad-researchPULLMAN, Wash. – Twenty-five Washington State University students at Pullman, Tri-Cities and Vancouver have received $1,000 awards for 2016-17 from the Office of Undergraduate Research for scholarly and creative projects. » More …

Six mentors chosen from 113 nominees

Six members of the WSU community were recognized as outstanding mentors at Wednesday’s recognition ceremony to conclude the annual Women & Leadership Forum series sponsored by WSU’s Women & Leadership Alliance.

 

A PowerPoint presentation at the ceremony featured all 113 mentor nominees before awards were made to the six chosen as Mentors of the Year in five categories. Judges for the administrative professional category could not decide between two exceptional nominees, so bestowed two awards.

Mentors of the Year are:


* Mary Meares, assistant professor in communication, teaching faculty … » More …

Faculty, staff honored as Mentors of the Year

Photo: Linda Jusza-SchaffSix people from the WSU community were honored as Mentors of the Year for 2007 at the April 5 Mentor Recognition Ceremony sponsored by the 2007 Women & Leadership Forum.Denise Blacker and Vickie Chalmers, ceremony co-chairs, read the names of more than 120 WSU staff, faculty and students nominated as outstanding mentors. Then Fran McSweeney, associate vice provost for faculty affairs, awarded plaques to Linda Jusza-Schaff, WSU Police Department records manager, for the civil service staff award; Eleanor Finger, director of residence life, for the AP staff award; Judy Mitchell, dean of the College of Education, a teaching faculty (administrative) award; Lori Carris, … » More …

Three-part program to support WSU Tri-Cities freshmen

TRI-CITIES – Washington State University Tri-Cities Chancellor Vicky Carwein has announced a major initiative that includes scholarships, mentoring and internship programs to support the students of the campus’s first freshmen class, scheduled to begin classes next fall.Carwein said, “I know that students and their parents will catch the excitement of the outstanding academic program we’ve developed for these freshmen.  But, for many, this three-part initiative will be the ‘icing on the cake’ to get them to apply.”The initiative, announced by Carwein, has three components:* Mentors:  Each freshman will be linked with a mentor who can provide career insight and encouragement throughout the year.  Mentors serve … » More …

Achievers Scholars info. sessions April 19 & 20

Faculty and staff mentors are needed for the Washington Achievers Scholars Mentor Network.  Achievers Scholars are high-potential students from low-income families with a scholarship from the Washington Education Foundation. Many are first-generation college students and students of color.  These students add diversity to the campus and are not only strong academically but also contribute greatly to the extracurricular activities on campus. A recent College Board Report indicated that more than 40% of students from affluent families receive a Bachelor’s Degree, while only 6% of students from the lowest income group do.  Mentors are critical to the retention, graduation, and leadership potential of these students.  As … » More …