Mark E. Swanson has been awarded the 2017 Arete Award for Outstanding Faculty Member for his work since 2014 as a Faculty Fellow with the Washington Alpha Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.  The Arete Awards are presented annually by WSU’s Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association, and United Greek Association.  Dr. Swanson’s work with the men of Sigma Phi Epsilon has included motivational talks, group and individual mentoring sessions, special training sessions (outdoors skills, study skills), and career development guidance.