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EXCEL Camp Builds Relations Between Native Youth and Higher Ed

The EXCEL students from 2018 take a fun group photo.
by Tony Brave, Native American Outreach Coordinator


Once again Exploring College Emerging Leaders (EXCEL) Camp will soon be underway! EXCEL is a weekend-long camp on WSU’s Pullman campus, designed for Native High School students, in junior and senior standing, to get connected with the opportunities and services available to them at WSU. Students will explore various fields of study, get to meet current Native students and staff (as well as other like-minded youth), join in on college-wide activities, and get all the hot tips on scholarship writing and the college application process.  It’s totally FREE for all students. All they have to do is apply online! » More …

WSU Hosts Native Youth Exploring Higher Education Camp 2019

NYEHE 2019 flyer
by Tony Brave, Native American Outreach Coordinator


Native American Programs at WSU is proud to announce our annual Native Youth Exploring Higher Education (NY’EHE) summer camp, from July 15-19, 2019. NY’EHE is a summer camp for Native American high school students interested in exploring opportunities in higher education.  Up to thirty Native American students entering ninth and tenth grade in the fall of 2019 will be selected to attend the five-day camp held on the WSU Pullman campus. » More …

Nez Perce Tribe Funds WSU Native Student Ambassadors

group outside of CUB
by Faith Price, Assistant Director


WSU’s Native American Programs received a grant through the Nez Perce Tribe’s Local Education Program Fund for the fourth consecutive year in support of the Native American Student Ambassador Program.

Four current Native students have been hired as ambassadors to assist with outreach to prospective Native American students.  The 2018-19 ambassadors are: Jaissa Grunlose (Colville Confederated Tribes), Austin Kicking Woman (Yakama Nation), MyKel Johnson (Nez Perce), and Sara Mills (Colville Confederated Tribes). » More …

Levi Horn Inspires at Sports Summit

Levi Horn with WSU Native Programs staff and students
by Faith Price, Assistant Director


Nearly 100 middle and high school students, parents, and chaperones traveled to Washington State University to attend the 6th annual Native Youth Sports Summit and Native American Appreciation Day basketball game on January 28. Attendees came from as far away as Nooksack, Lyle, Inchelium, Toppenish, Cusick, and Lapwai.

One of the highlights of this year’s Sports Summit was the opportunity to hear from Northern Cheyenne tribal member Levi Horn whose athletic career took him all the way to the NFL. Horn spent two years with the Chicago Bears, followed by a short stint with the Minnesota Vikings. Now he works for the Native Project in Spokane as a substance abuse counselor. » More …

Recruitment Corner: Watch for WSU in Your Community!

by Autumn Jones


This time of year my traveling schedule will slow and I will focus on helping our applicants for fall 2017. If you are planning any events for the spring, please let me know so I can get them on my calendar. I attend college fairs, conferences, and recruitment events throughout Indian Country. Here are some locations I will be visiting this winter!

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Recruitment Corner: Coming Soon to a Community Near You!

by Autumn Jones


I am traveling throughout Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon this fall to meet prospective Cougs!  If I don’t see you on the road, you are also encouraged to make a campus visit to WSU Pullman. We can help with individual or group visits.

FALL 2016 Native Outreach Calendar:

  • 27-Sept            Missoula, MT (completed)
  • 28-Sept            Polson, MT (completed)
  • 4-Oct               Tonasket/Omak/Okanogan (completed)
  • 5-Oct               Lake Roosevelt HS (completed)  
  • 6-Oct               Redmond HS PNACAC Fair (completed)
  • 7-Oct               Madras/Roots Program (completed)  
  • 17-Oct             Nixyawaii HS
  • 18-Oct             Pendleton HS
  • 19-Oct             Yakama Tribal School
  • 20-Oct             Wapato/Toppenish HS
  • 21-Oct             White Swan HS
  • 28-30-Oct       EXCEL EXploring College Emerging Leaders”
  • 3-Nov               Lakeside HS
  • 4-Nov               Cowlitz General Meeting
  • 1-Dec               Lapwai HS


The 2017 Admission Application is Now Live

The WSU application for admission for Fall 2017 is now available at

Important Dates and Deadlines for the 2016-17 School Year:

Please contact me for help answering admissions questions or scheduling a visit to campus.


Questions about applying to WSU?

Contact the Native American Outreach Coordinator

Autumn Jones

Autumn Jones (Blackfeet)
Native American Outreach Coordinator

Office of the Tribal Liaison
PO Box 641046
Pullman, WA 99164-1046
Phone (509) 335-6718