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Clinical Professor in Honors, Kim Andersen to attend NCHC in Atlanta

Kim Andersen

Clinical Professor in Honors, Kim Andersen to attend National Collegiate Honors Council Conference (NCHC) in Atlanta

Clocktower in ChesterKim Andersen at the Roman baths in Bath, EnglandClinical Professor in Honors, Kim Andersen, will be attending the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference (NCHC) in Atlanta, November 8-12, 2017 where he together with Christine Oakley, Director, Global Learning, Clinical Associate Professor, Sociology, Washington State University, will give their presentation: “Trends in Study Abroad: Data and Perspectives” to a national and international audience of educators. » More …

Honors’ Samantha Case, Double Major at WSU

Samantha Case

Honors’ Samantha Case, Double Major at WSU

Samantha Case
Case atop Ben A’an Mountain in Scotland

As a little girl, Walla Walla High School graduate Samantha Case was up early collecting eggs and feeding chickens on her family farm. Her efforts soon grew to a business where Case would sell eggs at the local farmer’s market and restaurants throughout the valley.

Samantha 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. » More …

Honors Students Recognized with Research Awards

Honors Students Recognized with Research Awards

Thirteen Washington State University Honors College students have received awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education.

The Scott and Linda Carson Undergraduate Research Endowed Excellence Fund, established in 2013, supports researchers as they progress in their careers. The Carsons, who are WSU alumni, have supported the university with their service and numerous financial gifts. The Carson award is the first to give preference to student researchers who are in their junior and senior years.

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Honors Alumni in Inaugural Class of Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

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. The new medical school students are pictured with Honors College Advisory Board and Alumnus, Colin White (’03) who has established the Medical Education Endowed Scholarship Fund in Honors.

Honors student Michael Young awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad

Gilman

Honors student Michael Young awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad

GilmanAugust 9, 2017 –  The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that Michael Young, from the Washington State University Honors College is one of nearly 1,000 American undergraduate students from 386 colleges and universities across the United States selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during  the 2017-2018 academic year. The complete list of students who have been selected to receive Gilman Scholarships this term, including students’ home state, university and host country, is available on the website: gilmanscholarship.org. » More …

Alyssa Norris appointed to Board of Regents

Alyssa Norris appointed to Board of Regents

Alyssa Norris was appointed to the Board of Regents July 1, 2017, by Washington Governor Jay Inslee. A WSU senior, Norris is majoring in civil engineering and minoring in mathematics, ethics, and East Asia Studies. She is a member of the WSU Honors College.

Norris was a finalist for the prestigious national Harry S. Truman scholarship during her junior year. Last year she also was named the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholar student representative, the Outstanding Junior of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, and was awarded the WSU President’s Leadership and Engagement Award of Distinction. » More …

Assistant Dean Robin Bond presents at International Virginia Woolf Conference

Assistant Dean Robin Bond presents at International Virginia Woolf Conference


Dr. Robin Bond of the Honors College, together with Dr. Trevor Bond of the Washington State University Libraries, traveled recently to Reading, England to present at the Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf: ‘Virginia Woolf and the World of Books’. Their papers were part of a panel exploring the Personal Library of Leonard and Virginia Woolf, which belongs to the Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections of the WSU Libraries in Pullman, Washington. » More …

Honors Students Inventing for the Future

Honors Students Inventing for the Future

A safe and sterile needle seems to be a basic idea when preventing infections. But how that needle is sterilized, especially in places where reuse is a common practice, spurred a good idea for a pair of Washington State University student entrepreneurs.

Emily Willard (left) and Katherine Brandenstein with their winning SafeShot sterilizer, at the University of Washington Health Innovation Challenge (Photo Matt Hagen)

Emily Willard and Katherine Brandenstein came up with the idea of SafeShot, a lid that sterilizes a needle each time it enters the vial of medicine, as part of an entrepreneurship class. The two students started a company, won a health business contest last spring, and headed to Tanzania early this year to research how their product could be used in a real setting. » More …

WSU Honors College assistant dean Robin Bond wins international advising award

WSU Honors College assistant dean Robin Bond wins international advising award


PULLMAN, Wash.—Robin Bond, Washington State University Honors College assistant dean, has won a 2017 “Outstanding Advising Award” in the faculty advisor category from NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, the leading professional organization in that field.

The award will be presented in mid-October at NACADA’s annual conference and global awards program in St. Louis, Mo.  That’s one year after Bond received the faculty “Outstanding Achievement in Academic Advising” award from WSU ACADA, the local organization.

“I work with wonderful students who inspire me every day,” said Bond. “I’m deeply honored to receive this award, but the recognition really goes to our students and their accomplishments.” » More …