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Letter from the Director

by Barbara Aston

 

Congratulations to our 2017 Washington State University graduates! What a privilege it is to read their stories, their challenges, their accomplishments, and their advice to other students.  In their stories, you will see the diversity of our students and hear their voices. They represent many tribes and educational pursuits.  Some came in as freshmen right out of high school, some as high school graduates with dual college credits, some as transfer students, and some as graduate students.  » More …

Grad Turns His Love of Basketball into a Career

Edmund "Frazier" Myer
by Faith Price

 

As the saying goes, “ball is life.” For 25-year-old Frazier Myer of the Chehalis tribe, basketball has been the driving force behind his pursuit of higher education and helped him determine his career path.

Any free time he had during his years as a college student, he could be found on the basketball court.  “All my friends play basketball,” said Myer, noting, “I always have a basketball in my car.” » More …

Communications Graduate Interned at ESPN, Managed Student Radio Station

John Reichel
by Edmund Frazier Myer

 

John Reichel, 22 year-old Cowlitz tribal member, graduated with honors from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication in May.

Reichel graduated with a specialization in journalism and media production. During his time on campus, he hosted a radio show on KUGR Cougar College Radio, and served as the general manager of the station for the 2016-17 school year.   » More …

WSU Hosts Gathering on Indigenous Research

Zoe Higheagle Strong
by Ken Lokensgard

 

On April 1st, Washington State University hosted their third annual Indigenous Research Conference. The conference was organized by the WSU Chapter of the Society of Indian Psychologists, led by Ph.D. candidate Greg Urquhart (Eastern Band of Cherokee descent). It was supported by WSU’s Plateau Center for Native American Research & Collaboration, a branch of Native American Programs, and the Center for Mestizo and Indigenous Research. » More …