Washington State University

May 2014 News

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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May 2014

Barbara Aston

Letter from the Director/Tribal Liaison
As I look back on the past year, I know why it flew by...there were so many amazing changes and new, exciting undertakings, starting with a major reorganization of our Native programs.

Ashlee Bonahoom Introducing the WSU Class of 2014!
Over 60 Native American students will receive their college degrees this weekend from Washington State University.  This figure includes 54 students receiving their bachelor’s degree, five students receiving master’s degrees, and three students completing doctorates.
Jon Granbois

Grads, Student Accomplishments Highlighted at Native American Recognition Night
The accomplishments of WSU Native students, graduates, staff and faculty were celebrated Friday, April 25th at the annual Native American Recognition Night event. 

WSU Native Programs

2014-15 Scholarship Recipients Announced
WSU Native American Programs is proud to announce the 2014-15 recipients of the Plateau Native American Scholarship and the MOU Tribal Scholarship.

John McCoy John McCoy Returns to WSU to Give Lecture
"Give me problem solvers." This one phrase sums up the message of Senator John McCoy(D-38)  delivered as featured speaker for the Suwyn Family Lecture in Education.
Plateau Conference

Conference a Big Draw for Plateau Scholars
The future of archaeological research on the Plateau was addressed at the Washington State University (WSU) Museum of Anthropology Plateau Conference, a special daylong seminar held at WSU on March 14, 2014.

Robin Butterfield Indian Educator, Robin Butterfield, Visits WSU
A group of Washington State University faculty, program directors and students had the opportunity to sit down and converse with nationally-renowned Native education advocate and leader Robin Butterfield.
Renee Holt

Indigenous Grad Student Council Members Honored, Meeting in June
The Indigenous Graduate and Professional Students Association were honored at the Native American Recognition Night, and will meet in June after the Native American Graduate Stuent Center is remodeled.

Native American Student Center

Native Center Thanks Mentors
As we approach the end of the Spring 2014 academic semester I look back on the past academic year with a mix of sadness and happiness. It has been my greatest pleasure to work with so many outstanding young leaders and representatives of our Native American communities.

Autumn Jones

Save the date for the 3rd Annual Native Youth Sports Summit at WSU November 16, 2014! And new Cougs, be sure to register for Alive!

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