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Oct. 23: Workshops prepare students for health care careers
October 12, 2015

diversity-in-medicinePULLMAN, Wash. – Interactive workshops, networking and application help for students – particularly students of color – interested in health care careers will be offered when the nationwide Tour4Diversity in Medicine visits Washington State University on Friday, Oct. 23.

Enjoying leading in the midst of seismic flux
March 10, 2011



PULLMAN – John Fraire’s world is in seismic flux – restructuring of his division, doctoral thesis deadlines, changing student demographics, enrollment growth expectations and, like everyone else, budget cuts. But despite the demanding challenge, he’s enjoying it.


Seven months ago, WSU President Elson S. Floyd announced a major reorganization of the university’s management structure to help reduce costs and deal with ongoing cuts in state funding. The plan eliminated three vice president positions and consolidated five administrative divisions into two. For most employees that was an alteration in the org chart, a change in view from … » More …

First student of color bridges two cultures
November 5, 2010


Ihei Yamauchi is pictured at the front right in this 1908 photo of the WSU Civil Engineering Society.



Excerpted from an article by Hayao Nakahara in the 2010 issue of Insight magazine, Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment



WSU’s first student of color was born in Japan. Although he returned there after his American education, he and his descendants maintained strong ties to the United States.


Ihei Yamauchi was born in 1880 in the county of Haga of Tokushima Prefecture, one … » More …

Tri-Cities lands $1.1M grant for student services
October 28, 2010


WSU Tri-Cities graduation 2010. Photo Courtesy of WSU Tri-Cities.



RICHLAND – WSU Tri-Cities received a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to create a Student Support Services Program for low-income and first-generation students.



WSU Tri-Cities will use this five-year grant to increase student success to graduation. About 140 eligible undergraduate students will be served annually.



“WSU Tri-Cities wants to support all students who are motivated to learn and who have a genuine desire to attend college,” said James R. “Dick” Pratt, … » More …

Student Support Services lands U.S. DOE grant
August 19, 2010




U.S. Department of Education

Federal Trio program


PULLMAN – The U.S. Department of Education will award WSU $223,496 a year for five years to continue the university’s Student Support Services program (SSS).


This is the third federal grant to support the WSU SSS program since its inception, said Lucila Loera, assistant vice president for enrollment management/research and external support.


“Given the current economic climate, this process was exceptionally competitive. We are excited to continue providing services to our current and future program participants,” said Loera.


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Yakima Valley students eye health care careers
July 15, 2010



PULLMAN – About 20 Yakima Valley high school students will interact with health care educators and professionals July 19-22 in the sixth annual “Connecting Youth with Health Careers” program on the WSU Pullman campus.

The camp at WSU takes place during the last week of a four-week program and it is organized by the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic in Toppenish, Wash. Students will stay in a WSU dormitory.

The Toppenish program, “Connecting Youth with Health Careers,” is a grant-funded health careers opportunity program for students from educationally and/or economically disadvantaged background.  The goal is for students to successfully complete … » More …

Nominations for community awards invited
July 13, 2010

VANCOUVER – WSU Vancouver established two Community Awards of Distinction as part of its 20th anniversary celebration last year. The awards will be presented annually and nominations are currently being accepted.


The awards will be presented to community members or organizations in two categories: community partnership and equity, diversity and inclusion. Any member of the community may submit a nomination.


The award for community partnership will be given to an individual or organization whose leadership has made a significant impact on the community. The recipient will have demonstrated commitment to community partnerships, prosperity, vitality and overall well being … » More …

Graduate numbers increase
September 22, 2008

WSU graduate student numbers continue to climb for fall 2008. Tenth-day enrollment figures show 3,396 graduate students — up from 3,330 in fall 2007.


Enrollments showed the most growth on the Pullman (up 26) and Spokane (up 34) campuses while WSU Tri-Cities dropped by nearly 40 students. WSU Vancouver increased by 4.


“Over many years the Graduate School has focused on increasing enrollment, and this is a radical improvement,” said Dean Howard Grimes. “We are showing a 19 percent increase in total domestic (U.S.) applications since 2007 — with enrollment up by 66 students. Over the past five years, applications have increased two-fold.” … » More …