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WSU Undergraduate Education Distinguished Scholarships Program

Advisory Board

And Committees of Distinguished Scholarships


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The Distinguished Scholarships Program Advisory Board will support the mission of Distinguished Scholarships program, helping this unit achieve its goals by:

  1. Providing guidance to the Distinguished Scholarships Program.
  2. Making recommendations to the Assistant Vice Provost with respect to the Distinguished Scholarships Program.
  3. Promoting the mission and goals of the Distinguished Scholarships Program within WSU.
  4. Assisting in the promotion of the Distinguished Scholarships Program so as to add value to the WSU brand.

Committee Membership: The Distinguished Scholarships Advisory Board is made up of individuals who are leaders in the vision and mission of Washington State University. The board will include faculty representatives for individual distinguished scholarships, and a student representative.

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

Advisory Board Members

Cornell Clayton
Faculty Representative, The Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Erica W. Austin
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Professor and Director, Center for Media & Health Promotion
Daryll B. DeWald
Dean and Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Larry W. (Chip) Hunter
Dean, Carson College of Business
M. Grant Norton
Dean, Honors College
Chris Oakley
Faculty Representative, Gilman Scholarship
Mary Sánchez Lanier
Faculty Representative, Goldwater and Udall Scholarships
Assistant Vice Provost, WSU Undergraduate Education
Clinical Associate Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences
Victor Villanueva, Jr.
Director of The WSU Writing Program, Regents Professor, Department of English
Richard S. Zack (Jr.)
Interim Associate Dean, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS)

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Distinguished Scholarships Selection Committee

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 sent on to the Endorsement Committee for interview and endorsement. When appropriate, students will receive feedback on their applications from the committee.

Selection Committee Members

Chair
M. Grant Norton
Dean, Honors College
Robin Bond
Clinical Associate Professor, Honors College
Lydia Gerber
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of History; Director, Asia Program
William Kabasenche
Clinical Associate Professor, Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs
Robert (Bob) Minnix
Senior Associate Director of Athletics
Esther Pratt
Assistant Director, Foundation Relations
Tahira Probst
Professor, Psychology (Vancouver Campus)

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Distinguished Scholarships Endorsement Committee

Many nationally competitive distinguished scholarships require university nomination and letters of endorsement. These scholarships include the Rhodes, Truman, Marshall, Fulbright, and others. The Distinguished Scholarships Endorsement Committee, following the interview process, provides a letter of endorsement for the successful scholarship applicant.

Committee Membership

Chair
Cornell Clayton
Director, Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service
Peter Chilson
Professor, Department of English
William B. Davis
Associate Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine
M. Grant Norton
Dean, Honors College
Chris Oakley
Director of Global Learning, International Programs
Ana María Rodríguez-Vivaldi
Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Global Education; Associate Professor – Spanish
Mary Sánchez-Lanier
Faculty Representative, Goldwater and Udall Scholarships
Assistant Vice Provost, WSU Undergraduate Education
Clinical Associate Professor, School of Molecular Biosciencest
Richard S. Zack (Jr.)
Interim Associate Dean, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS)

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Barry Goldwater Scholarship Selection Committee

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

Chair
Mary Sánchez Lanier
Faculty Representative, Goldwater and Udall Scholarships
Assistant Vice Provost, WSU Undergraduate Education
Clinical Associate Professor, School of Molecular Biosciencest
Rita Fuchs-Lokensgard
Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program
Associate Professor, Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
Lisa Gloss
Associate Dean, Graduate School
Associate Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences
Kathleen (Kate) McAteer
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
Clinical Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
John Schneider
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Udall Undergraduate Scholarship Selection Committee

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 provides also provides feedback on the applications of nominated students, as appropriate.

Committee Membership

Chair
Mary Sánchez Lanier
Faculty Representative, Goldwater and Udall Scholarships
Assistant Vice Provost, WSU Undergraduate Education
Clinical Associate Professor, School of Molecular Biosciencest
J. Manuel Acevedo
Director, Multicultural Student Services
Kay Brothers
Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
Coordinator, Integrated Program in Medical Sciences (iPMS)
Paula Groves Price
Associate Dean, Diversity and International Programs
Stephanie Hampton
Director, Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach
Emma Noyes
Outreach Coordinator, Native American Health Sciences
Julie Padowski
Clinical Assistant Professor, Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach; and the Water Research Center

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