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WSU Everett staff member receives ‘Young Alumni Award’

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.