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Native Graduates Walk in the Fall 2018 Multicultural Graduation Celebration

December 2018 graduates Malik Johnson (Blackfeet) and Becka Oehler (Tlingit).
by Shana Lombard, Communications Assistant


The fall 2018 semester came to a close with the Multicultural Graduation Celebration in December 2018.

Students donned special graduation stoles made with fabric representative of the four culturally-based student centers on campus while giving a speech of their time at WSU and a toast to those who’ve helped them along the way. Faith Price, Director of Native American Student Services, also makes Native students Pendleton stoles to wear in addition. » More …

Nez Perce Graduate Continues Tradition

graduate Shelby Leighton
by Faith Price, Assistant Director



For Shelby Leighton, being a Coug is a family tradition.

“I had a ton of family that came up here – my mom, all of her four sisters and one of her brothers, and my grandfather,” said Leighton. “Beyond that, all the family are Cougar fans, even if they didn’t attend WSU.” » More …

WSU Welcomes Native Students to Fall 2017

Canoeing on Lake Coeur d'Alene
by Faith Price, Assistant Director


WSU Native Programs welcomed 597 new and returning Native Cougs to campus in Fall 2017, with multiple activities designed for students to meet each other and faculty and staff.

New students in the Tribal Nation Building Leadership Program participated in a two-day orientation in August at the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s picturesque Camp Larson.  » More …