Bloomsday is just around the corner! This race has become a huge part of the Inland Northwest providing the opportunity to encourage fitness and a healthy lifestyle among employees while socially connecting with peers and colleagues.

Here are your campus participants:

Team College of Nursing (Corporate Cup)

  • Barb Richardson-Director of Interprofessional Education and Research
  • Sarah Griffith-Instructor with interests in School-health, community health, health promotion, preventative care
  • Demetrius-Abshire, Assistant Professor with interest in Obesity, cardiovascular disease risk factors, rural health
  • Ted Haskell-Fiscal Specialist
  • Alli Benjamin-Communications

Team Crimson (Corporate Cup)

  • Bart Brazier-IT
  • Kaitlin Wood–Pharmacy
  • Victor Bil –Pharmacy
  • Erika Fleck- COM
  • Mike McDonell- IREACH

Team Gray (Corporate Cup)

  • James Dalton-Spokane Campus Administration
  • John White-Pharmacy
  • Lori Maricle-Pharmacy
  • John Koberstein-COM
  • Mason Burley-CrimJ

Team Cougars (sponsored by the Wellness Collaborative, the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, and Spokane Human Resources)

  • Stephane Bisignani-College of Medicine
  • Erin Boland-Biomedical Sciences*
  • Anna Brown-Speech and Hearing Sciences*
  • Erin Brown-Information Technology
  • Megan Comito- College of Pharmacy
  • Danilo Da Silva-Information Technology
  • Breanne Denlinger – Nursing/ASWSU
  • Jonell Edlin-College of Medicine
  • Lindsey Friedly- College of Pharmacy
  • Bethany Fruci-Office of the Vice Chancellor*
  • Jessica Gerdes-College of Medicine*
  • Katie Gilsdorf-Student Affairs
  • Lynn Howard-College of Medicine
  • Becki Meehan-Student Affairs*
  • Daren Noe-Information Technology
  • Kim Noe-College of Medicine
  • Shannon Panther- College of Pharmacy
  • Lisa Price-College of Pharmacy
  • Lauren Swineford-Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Hayden Thrasher-Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
  • Jessica Torres-Human Resources
  • Lisa Tyran-College of Medicine
  • Bryan Valley-Information Technology

Team Cougars has 2 more spots available.  This is a first come first serve registration and open to all fitness levels, with the first two individuals to email Sign ups will include registration and WSU’s “It’s Our School” t-shirt. Bloomsday will also provide a completion t-shirt following the race. For more information please go to:

Come out and join this team effort as we show our support for WSU, our colleagues, and continue to foster a culture of wellness for the campus community.

Whether youre participating in the race, seeking to add more physical activity to your day, or just wanting a break to socialize with your colleagues please continue to join one of our FREE organized walking or running groups

Bethany Fruci on Thursdays at 4:45pm. Bethany will provide you with resources to increase your training for days you do not meet. Please email Bethany at:

Erin Boland on Wednesdays 12:30-12:50 started a walking group on 1/27 and will continue this throughout the months. Please email Erin at: