The Carson College of Business introduced a professional certificate program
to meet the demands of a growing senior living industry. The program combines classroom
and online learning, experiential field trips, and an immersive research project to equip
students to excel in many different areas of the industry. The School of
Hospitality Business Management is proposing the formation of the Granger Cobb
Institute for Senior Living as a central hub for senior living-specific programs and
The College of Medicine welcomed its
inaugural class of 60 students to WSU Spokane late last month. The students represent
15 of Washington’s 39 counties and all but three of the students are Washington
residents. Recruitment focused on rural and urban underserved areas across the state to
increase the likelihood the students will return to their communities to practice
medicine. The students were selected from more than 700 applicants.
Ali Mehrizi-Sani garnered another
award for his outstanding teaching in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Mehrizi-Sani received the Mac E. Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award from the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers’ Education Society. The award recognizes members of the Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) who have made outstanding contributions to teaching unusually early in their
professional careers, as evidenced by teaching performance, development of new teaching methods, and
curricular innovation in fields of interest to the IEEE Education Society.