College of Nursing Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel, left, with Chancellor's Award winner Abel Saba, second from left, and his family at the 2017 Commencement Breakfast.
College of Nursing Dean Joyce Griffin-Sobel, left, with Chancellor’s Award winner Abel Saba, second from left, and his family at the 2017 Commencement Breakfast.

Faculty, friends and family gathered Friday morning for WSU Spokane’s 2017 Commencement Breakfast, and students and faculty from the WSU College of Nursing were among those honored with Chancellor’s Awards.

They included:

  • Anas Mohammad, PhD in Nursing

    Assistant Dean Jo Ann Dotson, left, with Anas Mohammad, right.
    Assistant Dean of the WSU College of Nursing Jo Ann Dotson, left, nominated PhD student Anas Mohammad for the Chancellor’s Award.
  • Abel Saba, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Megan Strom, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Anthony Casim, Master of Health Policy and Administration

In addition, Dr. Kenn Daratha, an associate professor in the College of Nursing, received the Students’ Choice Award for Outstanding Faculty.

Daratha’s fellow nominees included fellow faculty from the College of Nursing Karen Colorafi, Laura Wintersteen-Arleth and Mary Stucky, as well as Amy Meredith from the Speech & Hearing Sciences department and Susan Kynast-Gales from the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology department.

Megan Strom, right, accepts a Chancellor's Award from WSU Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown, left, at the 2017 Commencement Breakfast.
Megan Strom, right, accepts a Chancellor’s Award from WSU Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown, left, at the 2017 Commencement Breakfast.

Students from other WSU Spokane programs receiving Chancellor’s Awards were Megan Brendal, M.S. Speech & Hearing Sciences; Shelby Denney, Doctor of Pharmacy; Melodie Eloff, M.S. Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Nutrition, and Exercise Physiology; Ana Gil, B.S. Nutrition and Exercise Physiology; and Natalie Hoogner, B.A. Speech & Hearing Sciences.

Congratulations to all the nominees and award recipients.