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Honors’ Samantha Case, Double Major at WSU
Samantha, a graduate from Walla Walla high school, is now about to graduate from Washington State University with a double major and has been accepted to a prestigious master’s program at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) where she will specialize in information management and preservation.
Honors Alum and Pianist Eric McElroy Performs in Bryan Hall, Upcoming Performance in Seattle, Wa
On August 31 McElroy performed solo piano works by contemporary composers including his composition The Perilous Realm in Bryan Hall Theatre and will perform again on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle, Wa.
Honors Alumni in Inaugural Class of Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Honors alumni, Christina Street, Ethan Payton, and Kyle Geiger are among the 60 students in the inaugural class of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University.

Headlines – September 2017

Honors Students Notable Achievements:

  • Halle Schulz’s Honors thesis was highlighted by the College of Nursing
  • Sara Van Natta, will present her Honors thesis research at the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) Annual Meeting in Ann Arbor, MI, September 18-20, 2017
  • Both Halle and Sara were advised by Professor Janessa Graves of the College of Nursing.
  • Paige Danielson, Honors College student majoring in electrical engineering, became the first student-athlete in history to receive the NCAA Elite 90 Award.
  • Honors College student Alyssa Norris was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Jay Inslee. Alyssa also received an Honorable Mention from the Udall Foundation in the environment category and was a finalist for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship (WSU’s first finalist since 1990).
  • Honors students Julianna Brutman and Keesha Matz were recipients of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for 2017
  • Honors students Andrew Cannon, Logan Winston, and Cassi Phillips spent the summer at Southeast University in Nanjing conducting research in advanced materials. Southeast University is ranked in the top twenty worldwide in engineering/technology and computer science.
  • Honors student Nam Nguyen has been selected as a DAAD Young Ambassador – one of 29 from North America and the only ambassador from the state of Washington.
  • Honors student Savannah Rogers spent the summer at the competitive Mount Vernon Leadership Program.
  • Honors alumna, Rachel Anna Neff has a book of poetry, The Haywire Heart and Other Musing of Love coming out in December.
  • Honors College student, Garrett Snedeker took part in the Bowdoin International Music Festival this summer.
  • Honors student, Michael Young, was awarded a U.S. Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
  • Four Honors College alumni Kyle Geiger, Michelle Hedeen, Ethan Payton, Christina Street, were in the charter class of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
  • Honors College student Ryan O’Dea was 1 of only 10 students chosen nationally for a new CET program in Taiwan and was selected for an internship at CCIFT – the French Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan – where he was in charge of marketing and communications.

Honors Faculty Notable Achievements

  • Honors Faculty Dr. Janessa Graves received an Excellence Award from the College of Nursing in the category of Outstanding Graduate Faculty.
  • Honors College dean, M. Grant Norton, received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award for Germany

 

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