Community Engagement


The GPSA Community Affairs Committee was created in 2015 to enhance the relationship that GPSA has with the WSU and Pullman community. Our goal is to promote the inclusion and involvement of all graduate and professional students in all events that involve the community inside and outside of WSU. On this page, you will find resources on how to get engaged with the WSU and Pullman community including community partners and contact information, events, as well as other ways to get involved. Please contact for more information. 

GPSA Community Affairs is featuring WSU graduate and professional students that are doing research related to or making an impact on the Pullman/Moscow community. See the GPSA Community Affairs Spotlight!




Current Engagement Opportunities


Fellow STEAM Enthusiasts! 

The CCE is passionate about supporting opportunities for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) focused educational outreach to the communities throughout the Palouse. If you are interested in spreading STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) knowledge come join us! 

Participants are encouraged to staff their own table and create a hands-on project that students and their families can do together. If you are not up to creating your own activity our CCE team is happy to create one for you! Also, if you are interested in participating individually that is great too!  

Please contact Xingyao Chen, Group Projects Graduate Assistant at the CCE, for further details. 

Phone: (509) 335-0581


 Work with a Community Partner

WSU and the CCE has transitioned to a new management system to help you get engaged in the community! Go to to find the right opportunity for you! 

If you would like to consider a community engagement component for your course, research, or scholarship agenda, please contact the CCE’s Faculty Consultant at


 Women's Center

The WSU Women's Center has data that needs to be organized and analyzed. If you are interested in helping out and working on your data analysis skills reach out to Amy Sharp, Director of the Women's Center at 


Community Events


Community Partners

Agency Name Contact Name Email Regular Meetings
Alternatives to Violence on the Palouse Callie Metzner  
American Red Cross Mary Kress  
Backyard Harvest Anna Zabala  
Boost Collaborative Sue K  
Center for Civic Engagement Jessica Perone  
Chas Clinic Amy Isbelle  
Circles of Caring Hollie Mooney    
Citizen's Climate Lobby Simon Smith Meet 3rd Thursday each month, 5:30–7 PM. Even months meet at Umpqua Bank Meeting Room in Pullman. Odd months meet at 1912 Center in Moscow.
Community Action Center Robyn Glessner & Jeff Guyett &
Community Child Care Center Amy Robbins & Mary Tatham &
Department of Children Youth and Families Barb Sheffler  
Disability Action Center Krista Kramer  
Disability Action Center NW Vicki Leeper  
DSHS Disability Admin Services Catherine Higgins  
Family Promise of the Palouse Janine Rivera  
Friends of Hospice Annie Pillers & Terrie Teare &  
Friends of the Clearwater
Jeff Juel
Gladish Community and Cultural Center  
Health Care Authority Sarah Westensee  
Homes of Hope Angie Derting  
Hope Center Thrift Store Dede MacReynolds  
Latah County Library Cathy Ensley  
Latah Human Needs Council Anne Korp Meet 1st Wednesday each month at the Department of Health and Welfare in Moscow, 12–1 PM.
League of Women Voters
Meet 3rd Thursday each month at Community Congregational Church, 12 PM.
Mack Strong TEAM-WORKS Foundation Charice DeGuzman  
Martin Luther King Jr Family 
Outreach Center
Adell Whitehead
Moscow Chamber of Commerce 
and Visit Moscow ID
Stephanie Allen  
Moscow Wild At Art Donald Stanziano  
Nez Perce National Historical Park Kelly Kincaid  
Palouse Alliance/Palouse Resource Network 
Meet 3rd Wednesday each month at Palouse Regional Hospital, 3–4:30 PM.
Palouse Clearwater Food Coalition Colette DePhelps Meet 3rd Thursday each month at Daily Grind or Moscow Federal Building, 11:30–1 PM.
Palouse Conservation District Jodi Prout  
Palouse Discovery Science Center Colleen Hinman & Sara Merrick &  
Palouse Environmental Sustainability Coalition Pat Rathmann  
Palouse Habitat for Humanity Jennifer Wallace  
Palouse Ice Rink Laura Wold  
Palouse Knowledge Corridor Asa Brown Meet 2nd Friday each month at Pullman-Moscow Airport, 12PM.
Palouse Land Trust Jaime Jovanovich Walker  
Palouse River Counseling/Harvest House Mike Berney  
Palouse STEAM Coalition

Jamie Gaber
Phoenix Conservancy Ben Stone  
Pullman Civic Trust Mary Carloye  
Pullman Community on Aging Nany Backes  
Pullman Library Joanna Bailey  
Pullman Parks and Rec Megan Vining  
Pullman Parks and Recreation and 
Pullman Aquatic and Fitness Center
Anna Pearson  
Pullman Police Department Heidi Lambley  
Pullman Regional Hospital Becky Highfill & Catherine Wilkins &
Pullman School District Katie Evermann  
Regional Theater of the Palouse Michael Todd  
Rural Resources Andree Marcus-Rader, Marianna Pilgeram, & Melissa Johnson,
, &
Salvation Army Janice Yanes   
SCORE Max Mohan  
Sojourners Alliance Steve Bonnar  
The Idaho Foodbank Janelle Zenner  
The Thrift Shop Suzanne Kopan Sakwa  
United Way of Pullman Daquarii Rock  
Vitalant Joe Fairbanks  
Whitman County Health Department Troy Henderson  
Whitman County Food Coalition 
Meet 2nd Thursday each month at Colfax Food Pantry, 10–11 AM.
Whitman County Library Sheri  
WSU Pullman Relations Committee Regan Donaldson Meet 3rd Wednesday every other month at Daily Grind, 3 PM.
YMCA of the Palouse Josh Paparazzo



SNAP:Community Action Center

1. Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) helps individuals & households experiencing low-income to buy the food they need for good health. SNAP benefits are provided on an electric card, used like an ATM or bank card, and can be used to buy food at most grocery stores and some farmer’s markets. More Information here

2. Community Action Center. More information here


Campus Resources and Support

Maintaining a safe, healthy, and inclusive campus is the entire WSU community's responsibility. We contribute to a community which encourages and educates everyone to make positive choices and share messages of our values.

Occasionally students make choices that put those values at risk. The community standards process is designed to support those students, uphold their rights and responsibilities, and hold them accountable for behaviors that conflict with our community standards.

For resources and support visit here