Nick Larson gently guides a long flexible line with a light on the end into a model made of soft latex tubing in search for a “foreign body.” The light helps him see his way.
Shortly after returning from a business trip in the fall of 2015, Lauren Grabelle found her dog, “Sugar,” dragging herself across the floor. Her hind limbs were lifeless. Lauren became alarmed.
Like many kids her age, Kelli, a tenth-grade high school student, learned about the dangers of using marijuana in health class. “They teach us not to do it because it is a gateway drug, and it can take you down a bad path,” she says.
On a sunny July afternoon this past summer, 38 golfers in Colfax, Washington, raised money for WSU neuroscience student scholarships and honored the memory of Peter A. Zornes (’03 B.S. neuroscience). Over the last 10 years, the Peter A. Zornes Memorial Golf Tournament has raised thousands of dollars and helped 11 neuroscience students pursue their dreams to become doctors, veterinarians, and medical researchers. The endowment, now valued at over $66,000, provides financial support to neuroscience students each year.
Thanks to our many supporters—that’s you—our team completed another very successful year, raising more than $13.4 million in private funding. All of us in the college thank you from the bottom of our hearts because your gifts have taken on ever-increasing importance as we reach for our goals in a challenging budget climate. Challenging?