Washington State University

Native Alumni

WSU has graduated many incredible movers and shakers in Indian Country.  Check out what our alumni are doing!

Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie
Spoke at WSU in April 2013

Author, poet, screenwriter, WSU Alumnus and part-time comedian Sherman Alexie returned to WSU for a speaking engagement April 4, 2013 at Beasley Coliseum. Alexie, who grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation, was named one of The New Yorker’s 20 top writers for the 21st century.

Roger Amerman

Roger Amerman
Gives Lesson on Choctaw Clothing

Apparel merchandising students at Washington State University were given a great opportunity to learn about traditional Native dress when Roger Amerman came and spoke to them in December.

Majel Boxer

Majel Boxer
Named One of 12 Emerging Scholars

Dr. Majel Boxer, assistant professor and chair of the Department of Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS), was recognized as one of Diverse’s outstanding scholars under the age of 40.

Joseph Clift

Joseph Clift
Making Strides in Comedy Writing

Joseph Clift is a 2009 Washington State University graduate who earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with an emphasis in Broadcast News. Since leaving WSU, Clift has kept busy with multiple projects in which he is using to pave his way to success.

Justin Guillory

Justin Guillory
Inaugurated NWIC President

Washington State University alumni, Justin Guillory, made a big move up in his career in August when he was selected president of the Northwest Indian College in Bellingham, WA.

Brian Gunn

Brian Gunn
Pushes into New Territory for his Tribe and Others

Brian Gunn filed a suit against the U.S. Department of the Interior, this time for the mismanagement of the remaining lands on the Colville reservation, most of which are held in trust by the federal government. the suit resulted in one of the largest Indian settlements the federal government has ever made.

 Ron Halfmoon

 

Ron Halfmoon
Receives Award for Service to WSU

Alum Ron Halfmoon was recognized for his many years of service on the WSU Native American Advisory Board to the President.

Loretta Tuell

Loretta Tuell
Staff Director-Chief Council of Indian Affairs Committee

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) announced that he has appointed Loretta Tuell ’88 to be the next Staff Director/Chief Council for the U.S. Senate’s Indian Affairs Committee.

Alumni!  We want to hear from you!

Keep us posted on where you are and what you are doing.  We may feature you in a future newsletter. 

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