Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholar Arcelia Madrigal! Arcelia has been selected to receive a 2023 Frances B. Huston Medallion Award.
Recipients of the Frances B. Huston medallion award must have established themselves as exceptionally capable individuals in both academic and extracurricular activities. The faculty and the administration of Eastern Washington University acknowledge their great pride in the accomplishments of these students during their college experience and expect even greater accomplishments in the years that lie ahead. The Frances B. Huston Medallion is presented to just 20 graduating students per year.
Arcelia is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Special Education and earning a certificate in Social Emotional Learning for Educational Equity. Arcelia is the Vice President of Eastern Washington’s Psi Chi chapter and an active member of Eagle Ambassador. She is pursuing a career in early education school psychology to help ensure educational equity for all students. Her research is interested in how stereotype bias and cultural identity play into achievement test results and how they present in the educational setting. Arcelia’s 2022 summer research project was titled Cultural Experience and Perception of Social Emotional Learning with mentor Dr. Susan Ruby. Arecelia will be attending University of Washington Tacoma’s Educational Specialist in School Psychology Program (EdS) in the fall.