Welcome Student Families

Experience PNWU: Welcome Student Families

Priscilla and John Cadwell, MD, with their daughter, Marie-Elise Cadwell, at PNWU’s first ever White Coat Ceremony in 2008 in Yakima. Today, Marie Cadwell Meyer, DO, FAAFP, is a core faculty member at Kadlec’s Family Medicine Residency Program in Richland, Washington, and adjunct faculty at PNWU, University of Washington, and Washington State University.

A Message From Your Host: Priscilla Cadwell

Welcome parents and family of the Class of 2024!

As parents of a daughter (Marie Cadwell) in PNWU’s very first class, we know the concern most first year students face as information comes at them seemingly through a firehose.

Know YOU are their rock! My personal advice for you is pretty obvious: give your student a LOT of support, encouragement, and grace as they adjust to the demands of medical school. And, if you can, send a care package, food, or gift card randomly!

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A Message from the President

A special message from our President, Michael J. Lawler, PhD.

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Messages from the Class of 2024

Get to know the incoming Class of 2024!

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Take a Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the PNWU campus.


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Life at PNWU

What's it like to be a student at PNWU? Check out a full gallery of our students participating in various PNWU events both on and off campus.

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What is a DO?

Osteopathic physicians, also known as DOs, work in partnership with their patients; taking into consideration the impact that lifestyle has on the health of each individual.

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PNWU Merchandise

Looking to show your PNWU pride? Visit our campus store for all the latest and greatest PNWU merchandise! 

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Things to Do in Yakima

Looking for something to do in the Yakima Valley? Check out the Yakima Valley Tourism website for a full list of activities and events! 

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State Impact Brochures

Learn about our students rotating throughout our Five-State region, our alumni practicing, and more!


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The Care Package

PNWU's quarterly connection - find out what's happening on campus and beyond!

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Contact Information

Michele Erickson
Chief Development Officer

Kaitlyn Porter
Director of Annual Giving

Lottie Parker
Assistant Director of Foundation Relations

Lesley Kerns
Donor Relations/Events Manager

Lauri Roberson
Advancement Services Manager

Alexa Dodd
Administrative Assistant