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Student Body President Karl Nacalaban reflects on past year

Karl Nacalaban

Karl Nacalaban

Karl Nacalaban, a third-year pharmacy student from Seattle, is wrapping up his year at the helm of the Associated Students of Washington State University Spokane (ASWSUS).

As his term winds down, Nacalaban is preparing for his fourth year of studies and reflecting on the past year. Under his leadership, ASWSUS explored ways to develop some sort of child care program, secured space in an existing building while working with the university to create a possible fitness center, made connections with students at the Yakima extension programs in Nursing and Pharmacy, helped develop a Diversity Center on campus, and more.

We sat down with Karl to talk about the past year and what’s next for him.

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It’s been another great year at WSU Health Sciences Spokane

WSU Spokane NEP students

It was a good 2016 on our campus. We welcomed a new Nursing dean and received approval to recruit students for the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine’s first class, which will begin classes this August. The College of Pharmacy celebrated its 125th year as well.

Our students continued to give back to the community and there are big plans for 2017 and beyond, both on campus and in Spokane’s University District.

Check out the montage above for the sights of 2016.

Thanks to all our supporters, partners and friends for a great year. Let’s keep it going in 2017!

Cougs give back through Community Engagement

Cougs at Salvation Army

Cougs at Salvation Army

‘Tis the season of giving, and WSU Spokane’s Community Engagement program does just that – and much more.

Community Engagement runs the Cougs in the Community events and programs on campus and throughout Spokane. Recently, it hosted Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and set up a display on campus highlighting hunger and homeless stats related to Spokane, the state and the nation.

It was a powerful message that opened a lot of eyes. Community Engagement also recruited students to help make blankets and care kits for local charities that serve less fortunate community members.

We sat down with Veronica Puente, the Community Engagement Coordinator, to talk about the programs she helps run and what students learn.

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WSU Spokane supports off-campus partners

Lisa donating blood

Lisa donating blood

Chancellor Lisa Brown participates in campus blood drive. The Inland Northwest Blood Center visits the WSU Spokane campus quarterly.

(This story appears in the latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine)

By Heather Byrd

WSU Health Sciences Spokane believes community involvement is an integral part of how we give back to the community that surrounds and supports us.

As a result, WSU Spokane partners with a variety of non-profit and community-based organizations that are providing resources that benefit everyone in our region, including our students.

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