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WSU Distinguished Scholars at the fall 2016 Celebration (l to r): Provost and Executive V.P. Daniel J. Bernardo; Logan Weyand; Travis King; Rachel “Chedda” Ellenwood; Tillie Torpey; Ryan Summers: Keesha Matz; Jackson Peven; Patrick Freeze; Distinguished Scholarships Program Director April Seehafer
PULLMAN, Wash.—Eight Washington State University students were pinned at the third annual Distinguished Scholars Celebration Wed., Oct. 5, recognizing that they had received prestigious, nationally competitive awards to enhance their education.
“Through the event, we can publicly acknowledge each student’s accomplishments, thank their faculty mentors and recommendation writers, and celebrate them all at the same time,” said April Seehafer, the WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program director.
PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University undergraduate seniors Rachel Ellenwood, Tillie Torpey, and Logan Weyand have received national 2016 Udall Foundation awards in each of its three categories: native health care, tribal policy, and the environment.
All of the awards represent a “first” for the university, said April Seehafer, director of the WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program, part of WSU Undergraduate Education.
PULLMAN, Wash.—The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program has announced that one Washington State University engineering student has been awarded its competitive national scholarship, and two science students have received honorable mentions.
As a Goldwater recipient, Ryan Matthew Summers, 21, from Stanwood, Wash., will receive up to $7,500 to support his studies at WSU in computer engineering.
Goldwater honorable mention honors went to Angela Rocchi, 21, a junior neuroscience major from Elk, Wash., and Keesha Matz, 19, a sophomore microbiology student from Chehalis, Wash.
PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University doctoral student Patrick Freeze has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to spend 10 months in Thailand to study reducing toxic cadmium contamination and plant uptake in rural rice paddy soils, with a goal to improve the quality of the grain as a safe food source as well as an export product.
“Patrick’s pursuits in soil science and remediation in combination with his personal interest in improving life through science made him an excellent candidate for support from the nationally funded Fulbright Program,” said Sarah Ann Hones, director of the Distinguished Scholarships Program in WSU Undergraduate Education. “We appreciate that he will be an outstanding ambassador of our university and the U.S.”
PULLMAN, Wash.—The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program has announced that two Washington State University science students have been awarded Goldwater scholarships for 2015, and one student received an honorable mention.
The Goldwater Scholarship winners and future research scientists are Justin F. Niedermeyer, 22, a junior from Milton, Wash., and Seth M. Schneider, 20, a sophomore from Rochester, Wash. Recipient of the Goldwater honorable mention is future physician and research scientist Angela R. Rocchi, 20, a sophomore from Elk, Wash. All three are in the WSU Honors College. » More …
“We are tremendously proud of Rachel and she has become the first WSU student to receive the prestigious Udall Award,” said Mary F. Wack, vice provost for undergraduate education. “Her career goal to become a nurse practitioner for her home tribal community, plus her many academic and service accomplishments so far, made her a strong candidate for the Udall.”
More than 150 high-achieving students attended the first annual Freshman Scholars Progression on January 30, 2015 in the CUB Junior Ballrooms. All freshmen who had earned at 3.8 GPA or better in fall semester 2014 were invited to the event to receive recognition for that accomplishment. Students also met with faculty and staff members at 19 resource tables to learn about WSU resources and programs available to help them “progress” as scholars. » More …