It was 9:45 p.m. at Tarana Arman’s home in northern India and she was extremely nervous. She had been chasing entrance to a Ph.D. program at universities all over the world for a few months now, and this Skype interview with Washington State University was her first interview, and her first interview via Skype.
She was at home with her parents and siblings and seated at her laptop. Her younger brother placed a whiteboard just behind the laptop and had written these words on it: “You Can Do It!”
It was after 9 a.m. in Spokane where the three professors in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences had assembled to interview Arman. Their questions probed at how well she understood the research she had done. When it was over she didn’t think she had done very well and went to bed feeling unsettled.
WSU Spokane Chancellor Daryll DeWald handed out the Chancellor’s Awards for Leadership and Engagement yesterday, honoring students, staff and faculty who advance leadership and engagement on campus and in the community.
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.
At the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, four students became Cougar Connectors – ambassadors for the WSU Health Sciences campus. As Cougar Connectors, Haley Bodeau, Lauren Mueller, Kenna Uddenberg and Megan Strom act as an important face of WSU Spokane.
At the request of the student body, WSU Spokane has created a new Student Diversity Center.
Dion Crommarty (pictured) was recently hired as the Diversity Center Coordinator. Crommarty has experience in higher education at Bloomsburg University, Penn State University, the University of Alaska-Anchorage and the University of Montana.
We sat down with Crommarty to learn about his path to WSU Spokane and his vision for the Diversity Center.
Editor’s Note: Spotlight Students are nominated by staff and faculty at WSU Spokane and were recognized during commencement for their dedication, commitment, sacrifice and/or ability to overcome great odds to succeed as a student. They are selected by a committee ahead of commencement. WSU Spokane will feature a Spotlight Student each day through May 13.
In October of 2011, Allison Perrine lost her mother to breast cancer. Since then, the nursing graduate has dedicated her life to helping those impacted by the disease.