ASWSU IS YOU!
All regularly enrolled undergraduate, graduate and professional students attending WSU Spokane are members of the ASWSUS.
The Executive Branch consists of the President and Vice President, who are elected by the student body, as well as the Executive Staff. The executive staff are appointed by the President and VP to help implement their vision for ASWSU Spokane for the benefit of all students.
The Legislative Branch consists of an eighteen person Senate elected by the student body. Senators are expected to engage in discussion/debate on the issues and concerns of their constituents, create legislation and resolutions representing the needs and desires of their fellow students. Senators also have the opportunity to create and put into use, individual projects benefiting their constituents and serve on ASWSU Spokane committees.
The ASWSUS Executive Branch
Program of Study: MD
My Goals: A few areas I plan to focus on are building the campus community, providing interdisciplinary learning opportunities and deepening our school's ties with the Spokane community around us.
My Bio: Hello Riverpoint, my name is Scott Hippe and I will be your ASWSU-Spokane President for the 2013-14 school year. I am in my second year of medical school with the WWAMI program. After graduating college I rode my pedal-powered bicycle from Seattle to New York in two months. I have a strong love for oatmeal (in the past year have consumed upwards of forty pounds--don't judge!). And I am passionate about finding ways to employ my skills and knowledge as a student in the health sciences to benefit those in our community who lack access to basic health services. I am excited to have the priviledge of serving you and I hope you share that excitement with me!
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Program of Study: Pharmacy
My Goals: The WSU Spokane campus is a unique opportunity for students because there are a plethora of health care professions within arm’s reach of each other.As your ASWSU-Spokane Vice President, I plan to work with Scott Hippe, our executive staff and my fellow student senators to integrate the health care programs through both social and professional events on and off campus. These events will also help to build a sense of Cougar Pride and community on the WSU Spokane campus. If you are not bleeding crimson by the end of the year, then I did not do my job properly!
My Bio: My name is Shurrie Dugas and I was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. First off, I am thrilled to be your ASWSU-Spokane Vice President for the academic year 2013-2014. I am a proud Alumni of WSU-Pullman, with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a current third year pharmacy student on the Spokane Campus. I aspire to be a distinguished Pharmacist and individual in my community. I know my passion for helping others who come from any cultural background will allow me to make an impact on people and society as a whole. I hope my success will be measured by the number of people I reach, rather than the number that is printed on my paychecks.
When I am not busy with school, I love spending time with my family and friends. My family often celebrates every holiday and birthday together. During the summer we enjoy going camping throughout the Eastern side of Washington, where we do a lot of boating and barbequing, which is always a blast. On the quieter side, I enjoy curling up on the sofa to read a good book, whether it is fictional, inspirational or even a good thriller. I am also an active individual. In Pullman I loved running on the Chipman trail and walking throughout the city and campus. I am looking forward to being back in Spokane, so I can explore all of the outdoor hiking trails and hopefully expand my outdoor lifestyle.
I am both eager and optimistic about the upcoming academic year 2013-2014. It will definitely be one you will not forget!
Contact Me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief of Staff
Program of Study: Pharmacy
My Goals: My goal is to better manage the available funds in order to provide all WSU Spokane students with the most events, activities and travel grants possible. My plan is to promote more inter-professional interaction through collaboration between different student organizations. I plan to work with the directors to provide all WSU Spokane students with the best social and academic experience possible.
My Bio: I came to the United States 12 years ago with my family because my father wanted a better life for us. I have worked hard to utilize the opportunity that my father gave me and I am currently a third year pharmacy student. I have been working at Safeway pharmacy as an intern for the last 2 years, which has given me the opportunity to interact with patients and help them to better understand their medications. I am interested in learning more about the different job opportunities as a hospital pharmacist before I make my decision on which path to take for a future pharmacy career. My favorite sport is soccer because I grew up playing and watching it. I also like other sports such as basketball and tennis. I speak Arabic fluently and I hope that I can use it later in my career as a pharmacist.
Contact Me: email@example.com
Director of Events
Program of Study: Speech and Hearing Sciences
My goals: My goal is to foster community amongst the various health professions, while encouraging interdisciplinary learning, collaboration and enjoyment of campus life.
My Bio: As a graduate student in speech and Hearing Sciences, I look forward to serving our campus as the director of Events and Planning. When I am not in class or clinical I can be found running in Manito Park, shopping at Rosauers or frequenting activities at St. Aloysius.
Contact Me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Technology
Program of Study: Pharmacy
My Goals: My goal is to ensure efficient communication between the student body, student clubs and the community. I would like to improve the students’ quality of life on campus through fun and educational events. I would also like to integrate all of the student professions on campus to develop relationships that will benefit us as we move forward in our professional lives.
My Bio: My name is Mark Goff and I will be starting my 3rd year in the Pharmacy program this upcoming Fall. I am originally from Los Angeles, California where I completed my undergrad at UCLA. Some fun facts about me: I speak Russian fluently, I've backpacked through Europe and I’m an avid Poker player.
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Director of Outreach
Program of Study: Pharmacy
and Community Engagement
My Goals: My goals for next year include, providing the students of the WSU-Spokane Riverpoint Campus opportunities to reach out to the greater Spokane community. My vision is that the presence of WSU’s Health Sciences campus is recognized and appreciated by our Spokane neighbors. Additionally, I would like to encourage the students of the Riverpoint campus to take an active role in the legislative process to advocate for higher education, improvements in our healthcare system and positive change in their respective professions.
My Bio: My name is Alexa Carter and I am very excited to be serving as your Director of Outreach and Community Engagement. I am a third year pharmacy student as well as an avid Cougar fan. I completed three years of pharmacy pre-requisites at WSU Pullman before entering pharmacy school. When I am not working or studying, I enjoy riding my horse, spending time with friends and family, golfing and doing anything outdoors.
Contact Me: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Legislative branch consists of the Student Senate. These senators are elected each spring by the student body and any remaining seats are filled during a special election during Fall semester. Senate seats are allocated on a proportional basis; meaning the more students enrolled in a program, the more senators there are from that program. The Senate is oversaw by the Vice President.
Senators for the 2013-2014 academic year are:
- Anne Louise Male Ervik
- Alexandra Palmer
- Tristan Jenkins
- Nicole Brustkern
- Taylor Boyd
- Teresa Snook
- Rebecca Ly
- Nicole Roberts
- Brendan Warwick
- Kameron Firouzi
- Adrian Espindola
- Josiah Surface
At Large Members
- Naz Tesfay
- Sean Leonard
- Emilio Sulpizio
Becoming a committee member is an amazing way for student to become more involved and have their voices heard on campus. Committee members will be appointed by the ASWSUS President for the 2013-2014 academic year during fall semester To serve on a committee, please submit the CougSync application here by September 16, 2013. The following committees are open:
APPLICATIONS FOR ALL COMMITTEES WILL BE AVAILABLE BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1, 2013.
Travel Grant Committee
4 student members who will work with fellow members on this committee to determine eligible students and award amounts. Expected time commitment is 4-8 hours for the academic year.
Members on this committee will interpret the guidelines for elections outlined in the Constitutiona and By-Laws to conduct the 2014-2015 elections. All violations will go through the Elections Committee to determine whether or not rules were abided by. Expected time commitment is 6-10 hours for the academic year.
S&A Fee Committee
The S&A Fee Committee requires six students to serve on this committee with three undergraduate and three graduate representatives. Members are responsible to interpret the S&A Fee spending guidelines and allocate S&A Fees and Reserves accordingly to groups and organizations requesting support. Expected time commitment is 10-14 hours for the academic year.
Senate Budget Committee
Members on this committee will help monitor the ASWSUS budget for events and programming put on by the Executive Branch. This committee will also help allocate funding requests from Registered Student Organizations. RSOs will present their requests for approval to this committee. Expected time commitment is 1-2 hour meetings every other week.
Senate Programming Committee
Members on this committee will help plan and execute events and programming provided by ASWSUS. Expected time commitment is 1-2 hour meetings every other week and attendance at various events.
Senate Rules and Administration Committee
Members on this committee will monitor the rules and By-Laws of ASWSUS. This committee is also responsible for setting the agenda for the Senate by taking in requests from both the Budget and Programming Committee. Expected time commitment is 1-2 hour meetings every other week.
One student will work with WSUS staff to address safety concerns on WSU's campus and how to improve and implements safety measures.
Two students will work to help select art projects for the campus as a whole but with focus on the new Medical Science Building
Blood Drive Committee
Two student will work in conjuction with an INBC representative and staff member Becki Meehan to plan more blood drives and increase student involvement and donation.
Campus Sustainability Committee
One student will work to ensure that sustainable practices such a recycling, alternative transportation etc are being utilized on our campus
Commute Trip Reduction
Two student members will work with staff to offer alternative and public forms of transportation more available to WSUS students.
One student will work with the committee to implement diversity awareness and appreciation as well as ensuring programs and resources are available to a diversity of students.
One student will work with Riverpoint parking services to discuss greivances and issues relating to parking availability on our campus.
Riverpoint Technology Advisory Committee
One student member will work with the IT staff to address student technology needs on the Riverpoint campus.
Two students will work to asses the unique health related needs of our students and how to encourage a sense of emotional, physical and mental wellbeing at WSUS.
2012-2013 Executive Board
L to R: Dan Tran: Media, Yara Nouisser: Outreach, Lindsey Schaffer: President, AnnAlise Nelson:Events and Planning, Jay Liu:Chief of Staff, Lisa Garza:Vice President. Not pictured: Dana Dweik: Legislative Affairs
2010-2011 Executive Board
(left to right) Todd Keatts: President, Camila Obniski: Director of Media and Technology, Holly Burke: Director of Legislative Affairs, Dylan Jones: Director of Events and Programming, Geetha Gujjarlapudi: Chief of Staff, Brad Demmert: Vice President
(left to right) Katie Talbot (Pro-Tempore), Parin Bhakta, Brad Demmert, Jonathan Dillow, Jeff Gertsch, Christine Caldejon, Smith Thomas, Sandra Hong, Shawna Hruby, Sanaz Farzan
2009-2010 Executive Board
(back row from left) Geetha Gujjarlapudi: Chief of Staff, Kayla Simons: Vice President, Jessica Moore: President, Dylan Jones: Director of Media and Outreach, and Andrew Helm: Director of Legislative Affairs.
(front row from left) Camila Obniski: Director of Technology and Christine Shook: Director of Events and Programming
2008-2009 Executive Board
President: Josh Donaldson
Vice President: Manpreet Chahal
Events Coordinator: Jillian Sampson
2007-2008 Executive Board
President: Laird Rasmussen
Vice President: Jason Doss
Media Coordinator: Dave Villeneuve
Treasurer: Alesya Oleynik
Events Coordinator: Josh Donaldson
2006-2007 Executive Board (not pictured)
President: Carson Schultz
Vice President: Hope Gordon
Media Coordinator: Michael Murry
ASWSU SPOKANE CONACT INFORMATION
Location: Student Academic Center (SAC) 111
Fax: 509-358-7538 (please include a cover sheet)
Monday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am- 4:00pm
The ASWSUS Office is open to serve you, please stop in if you need assistance.
Katie Gilsdorf, Student Involvement Coordinator
Location: SAC 130D
Phone: (509) 358-7570