SPOKANE -- Students from across the state are making Spokane's Riverpoint campus their home to study medical and health sciences.
Eastern Washington University senior Krissy Hund will spend four to five days a week on the campus this summer ahead of starting graduate school to be an occupational therapist in the fall of 2014. Hund grew up in Spokane and spent four years of college on EWU's Cheney campus. Hund said it is convenient that her hometown has a campus on the cutting edge of her field of study.
"Everything is here for me," Hund said. "I would've moved if I had to, but this is such a good area and this is a good school and a nice campus."
Hund plans to find a job as an occupational therapist in Spokane, where she said there are lots of opportunities.
"It's awesome knowing that I had the option to stay here."
Washington State University Spokane's Communications Director Terren Roloff said the goal of the ever-evolving campus is to keep more people who train locally practicing locally. That is why a study is underway looking at the feasibility of WSU's own medical school centered on the Riverpoint campus. Roloff expects the results of the study later this month.
As part of the medical momentum on campus, WSU is turning over its Phase One building to EWU with a ceremony on Monday at 11 a.m. The building will house EWU's new College of Health Science and Public Health.