Washington State University

March 2013

Office of the Tribal Liaison News

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

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March 2013

UB students explore medicine Upward Bound Helps High School Students Achieve Higher Education

Kids whose parents haven’t been to college face a steep learning curve in pursuing a college education.  Admissions applications, SAT exams, financial aid and scholarship applications are all foreign territory.  Luckily for some students in this position, there is the Upward Bound Program.

Lucy Samuels

Lucy Samuels: McNair Scholar Balances College and Motherhood
For 23-year-old McNair Scholar, Lucy Samuels, pursuit of her education isn’t just a personal passion; it’s driven by her culture, family, and especially her young son.

Native Student Survey Native Students Give Input on Washington State University

In January of 2013, the Tribal Liaison Office sent out a survey to current WSU Native students to determine what programs and services they were aware of on campus, what they’d like to see more of, and their overall satisfaction with WSU.

Happy TRiO Day!

Student Support Services:  A TRiO Program Opening Doors for Students
WSU students are highly encouraged to apply to the Student Support Services (SSS) program if they are potentially the first in their family to achieve a bachelor’s degree, from a low-income background, or have a documented disability.

mcnair students

McNair Program Increasing Underrepresented Students in Graduate School
All students enter college with the goal of earning their degree and becoming successful in their chosen field. However, for some this goal reaches past their bachelor’s and into their master’s or even PhD.

Autumn Jones

New Cougs, here's a heads up on what to do next after receiving that acceptance letter. 


March 28

NAWA Talking Circle

6-9 p.m., Native American Culture House, 975 B Street
Dinner sponsored by WSU Native American Women's Association


April 4

An Evening with Sherman Alexie

7:30 p.m., Beasley Coliseum
Join author, poet, screenwriter, WSU alumnus and part-time comedian Sherman Alexie for an evening at Beasley Coliseum.


April 5

First Friday Feed

12 - 2 p.m., Cleveland 21B in the Plateau Center
Free lunch sponsored by WSU Tribal Liaison's Office. Everyone welcome!

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