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Honors Alumnus Lewis Lee named to Fed’s Advisory Council

Lewis Lee

Honors Alumnus Lewis Lee named to Fed’s Advisory Council

Lewis LeeThe Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has named Lewis Lee, founding partner of Spokane-based Lee & Hayes PLLC intellectual-property law firm, to its Economic Advisory Council. The nine-member advisory council is part of the Twelfth Federal Reserve, which is largest by geography and size of its economy.

Lewis is a graduate of the Honors College and obtained a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BA in Business Administration from Washington State University before getting his JD from George Washington University School of Law. » More …

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 …

International Programs Vice President Highlights Global Case Competition

Team TanzEquity, winners of the Global Case Competition.

International Programs Vice President Highlights Global Case Competition

GREETINGS FROM VICE PRESIDENT ASIF CHAUDHRY

As we embark on this holiday season, I would like to extend “Season’s Greetings” to everyone on behalf of the Office of International Programs (IP).

This has been a truly remarkable year in our efforts to globalize Washington State University. The successful launch of the INTO WSU partnership has already resulted in more than 150 new international students in the fall semester, and an additional 109 confirmed entrants for spring 2018. The INTO partnership is just one part of IP’s overall strategy to assist WSU in the “Drive to 25.” One of our pathway students, Lazim Ahmed, shares his story about joining the WSU family. » More …

The Courage to Follow Her Own Story: WSU alumna and CNN anchor Ana Cabrera

The Courage to Follow Her Own Story: WSU alumna and CNN anchor Ana Cabrera

Anna CrabreraPULLMAN, Wash. – When Ana Cabrera first set foot on Washington State University’s Pullman campus in 2000, she had no idea she’d become a CNN weekend news anchor 17 years later.

She didn’t know that she’d cover major national stories like riots in Ferguson, Missouri, marijuana legalization, and immigration. She was unaware of how relentlessly top journalists work to deliver thoughtful, round-the-clock news coverage. And she certainly couldn’t predict a contentious political climate that would pose unprecedented challenges to a free press. » More …

Honors College student achievements recognized by President Schulz

Honors College student achievements recognized by President Schulz

Newsletter from the desk of Kirk Schultz

Dear Faculty and Staff:

I hope all of you enjoyed some well-deserved time off over the Thanksgiving break. I had the opportunity to represent the University at several Apple Cup events in Seattle last weekend, including at a WSU Alumni Association event Friday evening. More than 300 enthusiastic alumni and friends turned out to hear about some of our university-wide successes this academic year and to cheer on the Cougar football team before we took on the University of Washington in the Apple Cup game Saturday evening. » More …

WSU senior Ryan Summers finalist for Rhodes scholarship

WSU senior Ryan Summers finalist for Rhodes scholarship

PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University computer engineering, German, and Honors College student Ryan Summers interviewed Nov. 17-18 in Seattle as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, arguably the oldest and best known of the prestigious scholarships available to American college graduates.

WSU has had 10 Rhodes Scholars from 1907 to 1956. Prior to Summers, the most recent finalist was in 1984. » More …

Honors Dean in Germany – Day 11

Fulbright U.S. Administrators in Germany Program

The final day of what has been an amazing experience. Through this Fulbright program I see the possibility for more opportunities for our students to spend time at German universities. My hope is that over the next few years that many more students from the Honors College will find programs in Germany that will internationalize their education and take advantage of what this incredible country offers. I also hope that students from Germany will come to Washington State University and we can create strong partnerships in education and research. On a personal note, I thank my fellow Fulbright Germany colleagues for being outstanding traveling companions and I hope we have many opportunities to connect in the future.

Honors Dean in Germany – Day 10

Fulbright U.S. Administrators in Germany Program

Library at KU Leuven Accompanied by staff from the Fulbright Belgium office we took the metro to the Académie de Recherche et d’Enseignment Supérieur (or ARES) where we were given the broader European perspective on internationalization of higher education. A common theme is developing approaches to internationalize curricula and provide opportunities for students to increase their global awareness. Even if students don’t travel abroad working together with international students can provide very valuable experiences. This approach is what we are doing in Honors with our global leadership program where we partner our students with Honors students from Southeast University in Nanjing to work on a project that has a global impact. Through this Fulbright program I can see where we could develop similar projects with German universities.

Carving on Library of Leuven references the State College in Pullman, WAIn the afternoon, we traveled to Leuven by train. After a short walking tour that involved enjoying some delicious handmade Belgian chocolates we spent the rest of the afternoon at KU Leuven. This is one of Europe’s flagship universities and has a very nice Cougar connection. During World War I the original library at KU Leuven was destroyed by fire. After the war, the library was rebuilt with support from American universities. One of those institutions – whose name is carved into the stone pillars – was the State College of Washington (later to be our WSU!) – a great example of Cougs helping others. The picture is of the current library, which was repaired and expanded after further damage during World War II.

Our Fulbright group was invited to join a special decade anniversary celebration of KU Leuven’s doctoral programs: Looking Back to the Future. Three of the presentations were from students that had received their PhDs within the past five years. All of them said that they had not been adequately prepared for life beyond graduate school and certainly not for careers outside academia. Hearing the perspectives of these students made me appreciate what our GPSA is doing for our students in terms of professional and personal development. Go Cougs!