Washington State University

January 2016

Native American Programs News

Welcome to the newsletter of Washington State University’s Native American Programs.  This monthly publication features people and events of interest to WSU’s Native community, alumni, and supporters.

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January 2016

Barbara Aston

Letter from the Director
Welcome to Spring Semester 2016!   For starters, some congratulations are in order, for both staff and student employees.  

Ryan Ward December Graduate Ryan Ward Finds Success at WSU by Prioritizing and Getting Involved
In December, after four-and-a-half years as a student at Washington State University, Ward earned his bachelor’s degree in history and walked in the 2015 Fall Commencement.
Cherrise Reyes

WSU Senior Cherrise Reyes: Born Cougar Returns to her Roots
Cherrise Reyes, 21, an enrolled member of the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, meets the definition of a “Coug-baby.”   She was born in Pullman at what is now WSU’s Health and Wellness Center, back when it was the town hospital.

Sports Summit Native Students Experience Cougar Athletics at Sports Summit
Visiting Native American middle and high school students from around the state attended a day full of activities at Washington State University during the 4th Annual Native American Youth Sports Summit on Jan. 10.
Faith Price Price Chosen for College Board Fellowship
The Assistant Director of WSU Native American Programs Faith Price was selected in January for a College Board Professional Fellowship.
EXCEL Conference High School Students Get to Know Cougs & Campus During EXCEL Conference
On the weekend of Dec. 4-6, 2015 students at the third annual Exploring College Emerging Leaders (EXCEL) conference in Pullman were introduced to what WSU has to offer.
Lawney Reyes Tribal Leaders Share Knowledge with WSU During Panel
WSU Tribal Nation Building Leadership Program students kicked off the spring semester by hosting a panel discussion of Native leadership January 14.
Multicultural Club members

Speech-Language Pathology Students Support Salish Language School Efforts
What do university students see modeled at the Salish School of Spokane? Passion for learning! Passion for life! The teachers and staff are driven by passion to keep the Interior Salish languages and cultures alive!

Swag! News from the Native Center: Get Involved! Earn Swag! 
Visit the Native American Student Center earn participation points that add up to prizes.  The student with the most points at the end of this academic year will earn a tablet, but everyone has the opportunity to earn a decal, lanyard, water bottle, bag, and shirt.  
WSU Pendleton Grad Student Organizations Plan Tribal Visit, Research Symposium 
The Indigenous Graduate and Professional Students Organization (IGPSA) will have their first meeting on January 25.  The Society for Indian Psychologists will host the 2nd annual Indigenous Research Symposium this spring, as well!
RECRUITMENT CORNER: Scholarship and Financial Aid Deadlines! 
It is time to think about taking care of business for the upcoming 2016-17 academic year!! Pay attention to these deadlines to get the most financial aid and scholarships possible!

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