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Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement Distinguished Scholarships Program

Advisory Board: And Committees


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Avisory board committee members.

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The Advisory Board will support the mission of the Distinguished Scholarships Program.

  1. The Advisory Board provides a sounding board for programmatic and institutional goals as they relate to the Distinguished Scholarships Program.
  2. The Advisory Board is made up of individuals with diverse roles in the university community. Each member brings a unique perspective to the role of the Distinguished Scholarships Program at WSU.
  3. Many on the board have supported DSP on committees and at events. This means the Advisory Board can provide both “boots on the ground” feedback as well as a vision.

Meetings: The Distinguished Scholarships Advisory Board will meet once per semester.

Advisory Board Members

Cornell Clayton. Cornell Clayton Faculty Representative, The Harry S. Truman Scholarship; Dir. of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service; Distinguished Professor of Government, School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs
Erica W. Austin. Erica W. Austin Director, Edward R. Murrow Center for Media & Health Promotion Research; Professor, Murrow College of Communication
Lisa Gloss. Lisa Gloss Dean, Graduate School; Associate Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences
Larry W. (Chip) Hunter. Larry W. (Chip) Hunter Dean, Carson College of Business
M. Grant Norton. M. Grant Norton Dean, Honors College; Professor, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
   
Mary Sánchez Lanier. Mary Sánchez Lanier Faculty Representative, Goldwater and Udall Scholarships; Assistant Vice Provost, Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement; Clinical Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences
Richard S. Zack, Jr. Richard S. Zack, Jr. Associate Dean, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS); Professor, Dept. of Entomology

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Distinguished Scholarships Selection Committee

Selection committee members.

Candidates applying for distinguished scholarships that require university nomination or endorsement, such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Truman and others, must first submit their application to the Distinguished Scholarships Selection Committee. The committee will determine which applications will be selected by WSU for endorsement. When appropriate, students will receive feedback on their applications from the committee.

Selection Committee Members

M. Grant Norton. Chair M. Grant Norton Dean, Honors College; Professor, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Robin Bond. Robin Bond Assistant Dean and Clinical Associate Professor, Honors College
Lydia Gerber. Lydia Gerber Director of MESI program, Honors College; Clinical Associate Professor, Dept.of History
William Kabasenche. William Kabasenche Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs
Esther Pratt. Esther Pratt Assistant Director, WSU Foundation Relations
Tahira Probst. Tahira Probst Professor, Psychology (WSU Vancouver)

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Goldwater Scholarship Selection Committee

Goldwater selection committee members.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year for educational expenses to sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. The Goldwater Foundation seeks students who display intellectual curiosity and intensity and possess potential for significant future contributions in their chosen field. Accordingly, the Barry Goldwater scholarship committee will nominate up to four students who possess and clearly demonstrate the characteristics of a Goldwater Scholar. The committee provides feedback to the nominated students, as appropriate.

Committee Membership

Mary Sánchez Lanier. Chair Mary Sánchez Lanier Faculty Representative, Goldwater and Udall Scholarships; Assistant Vice Provost, Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement; Clinical Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences
Nicholas Cerruti. Nicholas Cerruti Senior Instructor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Rita Fuchs-Lokensgard. Rita Fuchs-Lokensgard Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse (ADA) Research Program; Professor, Dept. of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
Lisa Gloss. Lisa Gloss Dean, Graduate School;  Associate Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences
Zach Heiden. Zach Heiden Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry
Kathleen (Kate) McAteer. Kathleen (Kate) McAteer Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs (WSU Vancouver); Clinical Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
John Schneider. John Schneider Associate Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Udall Undergraduate Scholarship Selection Committee

Udall selection committee members.

The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship provides up $5,000 merit-based scholarships to sophomore- and junior-level students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. The scholarship targets these areas to honor the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on American Indian self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources. The Udall Foundation selects students on the basis of leadership, public service, consensus building, integrity, academic achievement, and an understanding of the Udall legacy. Accordingly, the WSU Udall Scholarship Selection committee will nominate up to eight students who possess and clearly demonstrate the characteristics of a Udall Scholar. The committee also provides feedback on the applications of nominated students, as appropriate.

Committee Membership

Mary Sánchez Lanier. Chair Mary Sánchez Lanier Faculty Representative, Goldwater and Udall Scholarships; Assistant Vice Provost, Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement; Clinical Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences
J. Manuel Acevedo. J. Manuel Acevedo Director, Mentoring Programs and Assessment, Division of Student Affairs
Kay Brothers. Kay Brothers Coordinator, Integrated Program in Medical Sciences (iPMS); Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine (Retired) 
   
Stephanie Hampton. Stephanie HamptonDivision Director, NSF Division of Environmental Biology; Professor, School of the Environment
Julie Padowski. Julie Padowski Clinical Assistant Professor, Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach; and the Water Research Center

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