Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholar Bakima Ssebanakitta! Bakima has been recognized as an Outstanding Senior for Psychology in the College of Professional Programs (CPP). Given to graduating seniors, recipients are selected by faculty within their degree program, and recognized for their outstanding academic performance. Her name will be listed in the 2023 EWU Commencement Program under College of Professional Programs Honors & Awards.
From the award announcement:
Students like you who dedicate themselves to the pursuit of excellence will constitute the next generation of our nation’s leaders.
Bakima will graduate from EWU in 2023, majoring in Psychology through the Honors Program. For her 2022 Summer Research Internship, Bakima worked with Dr. Jillene Seiver on a research project titled Growth in Adults through the Covid-19 Pandemic. Bakima has seven years of experience in professional life coaching, mediation, and end-of-life facilitation applications. In counseling, her aim is to educate clients on self-advocacy and somatic approaches to healing. We know she will bring rigorous and nuanced study to Eastern Washington University’s Master of Science in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Specialization program. Next year, you can also find Bakima in the McNair office as our new GSA!