Eagles in Olympia
EWU is incredibly grateful to our legislators for the support they’ve given the university over the years. Most recently, we appreciate funding for our new Interdisciplinary Science Center, which is rapidly taking shape on the Cheney campus.
In the current legislative session, I’m working with our EWU Government Relations team as well as with faculty, staff, students, Board of Trustees, alumni, and community partners to tell our powerful story as a university and promote support for our key initiatives. Priorities include funding for salaries, student support services, and renovation of our old Science Building.
In recent weeks, I’ve met with dozens of legislators to spread the message of EWU’s tremendous value to the region. EWU is rapidly becoming the region’s public STEM university just as Washington is looking for the next generation of engineers, health and tech professionals, and business leaders.
EWU provides a substantial return on investment to this region as thousands of our talented graduates enter the professional work force every year. But we need the support of our legislators and our community partners in order to continue serving our students and the region as effectively as possible.
ROTC at EWU
Since it began in 1952, EWU’s Reserve Officer Training Corps has commissioned hundreds of officers into the U.S. Army. I’m proud to say that Sergeant First Class (SFC) Jason Hennig, EWU ROTC faculty member, has been named the 2018 U.S. Army Cadet Command NCO Instructor of the Year. SFC Hennig was chosen from 274 ROTC battalions across the country.
In other ROTC news: Cadet Nicholas Null is one of five EWU students selected from the state of Washington as a finalist for the Harry Truman Scholarship. If successful, Cadet Null will be offered a scholarship to attend a graduate school of his choice. We wish him the best!