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EVERTT, Wash. - Feb. 27, 2020 - The health of the Cougar community is our priority. We want to provide accurate resources for current information and preventative tips to help minimize the spread of illness. The best place for up-to-date local and national information about Covid-19 is through the Snohomish Health District and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). » More ...

Record number of WSU Everett student teams competing in engineering contests

EVERETT, Wash. - Feb. 26, 2020 - Teams of Washington State University Everett engineering students are flying, roving driving and blowing into major national and international competitions this spring. The WSU Everett Engineering Club, supported by the student government and industry donors to help students from all disciplines to participate in extracurricular engineering projects, has sponsored four teams this year. This is the first year in club history that all four have been selected for their target competitions. “When I look at how many students show up and put in work, I am not even close to shocked that each team is on track to compete this year,” said Michael Erke, the club’s president. “I am constantly impressed with the determination of our team leaders. It is going to be exciting to see our teams facing students at other universities, but also the growth and development of our diversely skilled team members continually learning to work better together.” » More ...

WSU students descend on Olympia

Some 63 Washington State University students turned out in the statehouse Monday for the annual Coug Day at the Capitol advocacy event. The student body from every WSU campus, including the WSU Global Campus, was represented. After a morning briefing, students fanned out across the Capitol campus for a total of 84 meetings with policy makers to press their legislative priorities. » More ...

Novel coronavirus: Stay informed, stay healthy

We are providing the following information because the health of the EverCougs community is a top priority at Washington State University. The CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including: Stay home when you are sick so others aren't exposed to your illness. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Cover you mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze and immediately throw the tissue in the trash.  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. » More ...

Everett Mayor recognizes WSU Everett as key partner

EVERETT, Wash. - Jan. 16, 2020 - Mayor Cassie Franklin recognized WSU Everett as a key partner in the City of Everett's success now and into the future during her State of Everett address. "We are also continuing our collaborations within our education community. We have excellent public schools and top-notch higher education institutions," Mayor Franklin said. "That includes WSU Everett which continues to boost enrollment and attract even more students. Their engineering and medical program are growing, offering important opportunities and building the future workforce our employers need to remain world leaders in aerospace, health care and other STEM-related industries." » More ...

Procedures for weather-related cancellations or delays

EVERETT, Wash. - November 27, 2019 - Winter weather is coming. Forecasting often suggests the potential for snow or ice in this season within days or just hours. We tend to close campus or operate on a delayed schedule if it is unsafe for students, faculty and staff members to travel to or from campus. We understand that not everyone, especially in Puget Sound, lives on a flat street, has an all-terrain vehicle or is in close walking distance to a bus. WSU Everett – and within it the Everett University Center and partners including Western Washington University, Eastern Washington University and University of Washington Bothell – is on the Everett Community College campus. As a result, if EvCC closes, WSU Everett is closed as well. To receive the most immediate updates on closures or late starts, go to Rave Emergency Alerts to sign up for email and text alerts. » More ...

The Pitre Dish – Fall 2019


October 24, 2019

Greetings to the #EverCougs community!

It has been an exciting month of new partnerships and expanded opportunities at Washington State University Everett! First, WSU announced that our campus had the second-highest increase in student body across the system by percentage. Our continued growth, which comes without any new programs, underscores the need for higher education in this region that we are designed to address as we grow. We are meeting students where they are, with programs that fit their lives and prepare them for exciting careers in our state’s economy.

Keeping our mission of access to postsecondary education at the forefront, I convened a P-20 Council of leaders in education from our region that included the presidents of our partner community colleges and the superintendents of our region’s school districts. Our goal is to assess the educational pathways and opportunities, from preschool through higher education, to strengthen the system connections as students transition through each chapter in their educational journeys. Working in concert with our partners, we can better align our offerings with the desires of our students and the needs of local industries, so that student learning and career opportunities are connected.

Part of our focus on career-connected learning included a recent visit from local high school students with an expressed interest in a health-care sector career. In partnership with the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, we opened our doors to these students for a day of learning and inspiration. Students in attendance learned about suturing, ultrasounds and moving patients in wheelchairs while connected to intravenous therapy, and exploring the new Range Health mobile care unit that will offer health care educational and access opportunities statewide starting next year. It was a perfect opportunity to highlight the career pathways available to students locally through Everett Community College, WSU and our Everett University Center partners.

Dr. Jacob Murray took that same message to the Aerospace Futures Alliance 2019 Aerospace Summit this month, anchoring a panel on higher education. Dr. Murray thanked companies like The Boeing Company, Electroimpact, Crane Aerospace & Electronics, OceanGate, and Fluke Manufacturing for supporting our students with interdisciplinary, industry-related capstone projects for our students. Our growing partnerships with industry leaders assists us in providing the project-based learning that makes WSU Everett graduates ready to soar in their careers once they graduate.

We want to share information on the types of project-based learning and career development opportunities at WSU Everett. That is why we are hosting an open house for high school and community college students, teachers and counselors, and partners for Coug Preview Night on October 30 from 4 – 7:00 p.m. Prospective students and our educational partners who support them will tour WSU Everett with our Student Ambassadors and learn about programs directly from our faculty and staff. Please share the registration link for Coug Preview Night with those you know at our local schools for whom this information will be transformational.

Another important element to providing local access to education is scholarships for deserving students, which is why I ask you to make a contribution today to the WSU Everett Ray Stephanson Leadership Fund, which was generously established by our partners at The Boeing Company. Stephanson Scholars are student leaders with a desire to use their education to benefit the community, qualities in keeping with the fund’s namesake who served as mayor of the City of Everett from 2003 through 2017. That’s a mission that Pat McClain understands well, having served with Mayor Stephanson to help establish this campus. Pat has continued to serve that mission as a key member of the WSU Everett Advisory Council. I was proud to recognize Pat with the Chancellor’s Champion Award for his two years of service as council chair and his career of service to our community, building partnerships for student success and creating opportunities for future generations.

Go Cougs!

Paul Pitre, Chancellor
WSU Everett & Everett University Center


WSU Everett Highlights


Rolling clinic linked to WSU medical school comes to Everett

“It’s just a fantastic day,” said Chancellor Paul Petrie, the leader of Washington State University Everett, as a small crowd got a look at the new William A. Crosetto Mobile Health Care Unit.The traveling clinic, with two exam rooms, is the first of what planners hope will be a fleet of mobile units operated by Range Health, a new nonprofit health network. Read more…


Everett’s Pat McClain honored for service to WSU Everett

Pat McClain was honored by WSU Everett Chancellor Paul Pitre for his service as chair of the WSU Everett Advisory Council and years of dedicated effort to establish and grow WSU’s Puget Sound campus.

“Pat was integral in the establishment of Washington State University Everett,” Pitre said on Friday at a meeting of the advisory council. “Since then, he has steadfastly worked to grow Washington State University in our community, build partnerships for student success and create opportunities for future generations.” Read more…

WSU Everett ‘Coug Preview Night’ set for Oct. 30

Learn about  opportunities for an affordable, career-aligned degree. This open-house style event will include:

Everett Herald | WSU Everett grows this fall

Enrollment at WSU Everett has grown by the equivalent of eight full-time students this fall, up nearly 3% from fall of 2018.

That number now stands at 283 for the campus on Broadway, according to statistics released Wednesday. By contrast, the head count of full- and part-time students at WSU Everett is 320 this fall, an increase of 32 students from a year ago. Read more…




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WSU Everett ‘Coug Preview Night’ set for Oct. 30

October 10, 2019 - Join WSU Everett for 'Coug Preview Night' on Oct. 30 from 4 - 7:00 pm! Learn about your students' opportunities for an affordable, career-aligned degree. This is an open-house style event. You may visit any time between 4 – 7:00 p.m. Building tours will be led by student ambassadors, there will be academic department sessions/tours, sessions focused on first generation college students and more. This event is open to all! Students, transfer advisers, and high school counselors are asked to RSVP using the registration links. » More ...