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WSU Everett staff member receives ‘Young Alumni Award’

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Dr. Graham (second from right) with award recipients in Cincinnati

Dr. Ciera Graham, associate director of Student Services at WSU North Puget Sound at Everett, received a Young Alumni Award from University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences, where she earned her PhD in sociology in 2015.

While at UC, she was a McNair Scholar and received the Kunz Center Graduate Research Award, a Taft Graduate Enrichment Award and a Yates Fellowship. She not only taught sociology courses, she coordinated the department’s internship program.

“Ciera was highly involved during her collegiate years,” nominator Isatu Bah, a current student in the College of Allied Health Sciences, said.

Graham supported her fellow students both in and out of the classroom, as a teacher and as a leader. She served in numerous professional sociological organizations and as vice president of the Black Graduate Student Association. After her dissertation, she was selected to represent UC in a national social sciences dissertation competition.