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Gonzaga nursing professor Deborah Smith earns national award for excellence

Gonzaga nursing professor Deborah Smith earns national award for excellence

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners has honored Deborah Smith, senior lecturer in Gonzaga University’s School of Nursing and Human Physiology, with its 2015 Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence. This prestigious annual award is given to one outstanding nurse practitioner in each state.

 

“I am so touched and grateful to represent the absolutely superb Nurse Practitioners in Washington. It has been such a daily joy to be part of this profession,” Smith said. She will be recognized for this achievement in June during the 2015 AANP National Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

 

Spokane native Laura Becker returns to the city as new Executive Director of Spokane Arts

Spokane native Laura Becker returns to the city as new Executive Director of Spokane Arts

After leaving Spokane shortly following her graduation from Mead High School in 1995, Laura Becker is returning to her hometown as the new Executive Director of Spokane Arts.
 

“I'm from Spokane, but I'm new to Spokane,” Becker explained from her desk at Spokane Arts' downtown office.

 

Becker began her undergraduate studies at Santa Clara University, then transferred to the University of Washington where she earned her degree in Art History and Classical Studies. Eventually, she went on to earn a post-graduate degree in Museum Education from the Rhode Island School of Design.

 

Leadership Spokane announces first recipient of Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award

Leadership Spokane announces first recipient of Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award

Leadership Spokane announced Stacey Cowles, Class of 1991, will receive the first Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented on January 30, 2015 at the Leadership Lights the Way Gala at Northern Quest Resort & Casino.

Leadership Spokane created the Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award to honor the many contributions of the more than 1,100 graduates of the program since its inception in 1982. This award recognizes alumni who are the embodiment of Leadership Spokane’s mission of cultivating and inspiring diverse leaders to build effective communities.

Gonzaga senior wins 2015 Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in U.K.

Gonzaga senior wins 2015 Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in U.K.

Gonzaga University announced that Christopher Birmingham, a senior from Tacoma, Washington, has won a Marshall Scholarship; a prestigious and competitive award that enables future leaders to undertake advanced graduate study at universities in the United Kingdom.

Birmingham has focused his studies at Gonzaga on developing robots to help the disabled and the elderly. He has demonstrated his versatility as a student by maintaining a 3.9 grade-point average in the Gonzaga Honors Program, which emphasizes advanced study in the humanities and social sciences, and his major fields of study in engineering and computer science.

Bloomsday founder Don Kardong to be awarded King Cole Award by Leadership Spokane

Bloomsday founder Don Kardong to be awarded King Cole Award by Leadership Spokane

Leadership Spokane announced they have selected Don Kardong, founder of Bloomsday, as the third recipient of their King Cole Award. The award will be presented Friday, January 30, during the organization's Leadership Lights the Way Gala at Northern Quest Casino.

WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

Washington State University will induct Steve Gleason as the 178th member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame during this year's Apple Cup game. The ceremony is set to take place during an on-field ceremony between the first and second quarters of Saturday's game against Washington.

 

“I'd encourage fans to be there to make sure they don't miss anything,” said Associate Director of Athletics, Bill Stevens.

 

Stevens said each year a selection committee determines who is elected into the hall of fame.

 

Council Member to hold mobile office at Triple L Cafe

Spokane City Council Member Amber Waldref will host a mobile office at the Triple L Cafe on Friday, Nov. 14 from 12:00 pm -1:00 pm.

Citizens are encouraged to attend, learn about the 2015 Spokane City budget, and voice their opinions or ask questions about issues or policies facing the city.

Council Member Waldref represents District 1, which includes Northeast Spokane and parts of the East Central Spokane.

The Triple L Café (formerly the Outlaw Café) is located at 5012 North Market St. Reservations are not needed.