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Ryan Fick: Handpicked for China International Experience

Ryan Fick: Handpicked for China International Experience

Ryan Fick holding cougar flag

Ryan Fick already had a passion for traveling and international business when he was a high school senior considering which college to choose. Since his sister attended WSU, he was familiar with the campus and drawn to the University’s family atmosphere and strong alumni network. But he was still undecided until visiting campus and meeting Finance Professor David Whidbee, then interim dean of the Carson College of Business. » More …

Dan Bernardo, Executive Vice President and Provost, Highlights WSU Honors College in Fall Update

Dan Bernardo, Provost and Executive Vice President, Highlights WSU Honors College in Fall Update

From the office of the Provost

Dear Colleagues,

As a memorable fall semester winds down, it’s a great time to reflect on the many achievements of our faculty, staff, and students. As an institution, we’ve forged valuable partnerships and taken major steps in advancing our educational mission. Our collective efforts are truly making a difference for our students, our state, and beyond. » More …

Meet Nam Nguyen

Nam Nguyen
Nam Nguyen hopes to become the first undergraduate in WSU’s 127-year history to ever have studied on all seven continents through the University’s study abroad programs.

Meet Nam Nguyen

Nam Nguyen is in his third year of studies at Washington State University, where he is pursuing a double major in chemistry and international business, and maintains a 3.74 GPA. His next study abroad experience as a WSU student will take him to Argentina and Antarctica. » 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 student Michael Young awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad

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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 …

WSU junior recognized by Udall Foundation

WSU junior recognized by Udall Foundation


PULLMAN, Wash. – Alyssa Norris, a WSU junior in engineering and an Alaska native, has received a nationally competitive Udall Foundation honorable mention award in its environment category.

“The Udall nod validates Alyssa’s commitment to the environment and her work toward a career addressing issues on a local, national and global scale,” said April Seehafer, director of the Distinguished Scholarships Program, part of WSU’s Office Undergraduate Education. “Alyssa’s personal and professional accomplishments as a WSU student have prepared her very well for this latest and well-deserved honor.” » More …

Ardis Hauser, Friend and Supporter of the WSU Honors College, Celebrates 100!

Ardis Hauser, Friend and Supporter of the WSU Honors College, Celebrates 100!

When Ralph Hauser (’53 Education) entered Washington State College on the GI Bill in 1949, he and his wife, Ardis, were impressed by the university, the educational value one receives as a student, and the WSU community of Cougars. It grew into the passion of two lifetimes.

Ralph built admirable careers as an industrial arts teacher, and later as a business owner, in Lacey, Wash. Ardis worked as a children’s librarian and school teacher. They became more engaged with the university through their children, Carl (’75 BS Computer Science) and Kathy (Emtman) (’77 Home Economics). The siblings enrolled in music camps as teenagers and then as undergraduates in the then WSU Honors Program. In 2014, Ralph passed away at age 92 in Pullman, where he and Ardis had lived for nearly 20 years. The town is also home to Carl, Kathy and their families.
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WSU junior Alyssa Norris recognized by national Udall Foundation for 2017-18

WSU junior Alyssa Norris recognized by national Udall Foundation for 2017-18


PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University junior and Alaska native Alyssa Norris has received a nationally competitive Udall Foundation honorable mention award in its environment category, said April Seehafer, director of the Distinguished Scholarships Program, part of WSU Undergraduate Education.

“The Udall nod validates Alyssa’s commitment to the environment and her work toward a career addressing issues on a local, national, and global scale,” said Seehafer. “Alyssa’s personal and professional accomplishments as a WSU student have prepared her very well for this latest and well-deserved honor.” » More …

Goldwater Scholarships for 2017-18 awarded to two WSU Honors College junior women STEM majors

Goldwater Scholarships for 2017-18 awarded to two WSU Honors College junior women STEM majors


PULLMAN, Wash.—The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation has announced that Washington State University juniors Julianna Brutman and Keesha Matz have each received $7,500 awards for the 2017-18 academic year. Goldwater’s are among the top, nationally competitive distinguished scholarships; they cover tuition, room and board, and fees. » More …

Honors student Logan Weyand among three to sweep national Udall scholarship categories

Honors student Logan Weyand among three to sweep national Udall scholarship categories

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University 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. » More …