WSU Spokane Celebrated Outstanding Nursing Students with Chancellor’s Excellence Awards

Charis Williams and Karen Watarida
Charis Williams and Karen Watarida, recipients of the 2024 WSU Spokane Chancellor’s Excellence Leadership Awards.

Washington State University (WSU) Spokane proudly announced the recipients of the prestigious 2024 Chancellor’s Excellence Awards from the College of Nursing. This year, several students were recognized for their exceptional leadership and community engagement activities. The awards were presented on April 10, 2024, at 5:00 PM in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ PBS Lobby and Auditorium.

The Chancellor’s Excellence Leadership Awards were awarded to three students from the College of Nursing:

  • Charis Williams
  • Christina Brumley
  • Karen Watarida

These students demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and made significant contributions to the nursing field through their innovative approaches and dedicated service.

Additionally, the Chancellor’s Excellence Community Engagement Award, given to Hannah Neill-Gubitz, recognized her for contributions to community health initiatives. In particular, Neill-Gubitz’s doctoral dissertation research examined the dual crises of the opioid epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic on incarcerated patients in Washington State.

About WSU Spokane
WSU Spokane is the urban health sciences campus of Washington State University, dedicated to fostering excellence in nursing, medicine, pharmacy, and health sciences through innovative research, superior education, and community engagement.