Student of the Month

Student of the Month

Each month, ASWSUTC will recognize an outstanding WSU Tri-Cities student that has been selected among all nominations. The Student of the Month will receive a certificate along with recognition on ASWSUTC and WSU Tri-Cities social media, and the ultimate prize of a reserved parking spot close to campus for a whole month. WSU Tri-Cities students, staff, administrators and faculty members are encouraged to nominate a student who they believe qualifies for the title. Nominations may be submitted at any time through CougSync.

April 2017

Regan Volk

“Hello everyone! My name is Regan Volk. I’m a local student from Pasco, WA. I’ve always had a passion for science and that is why I am currently pursuing a degree in General Biological Sciences. I hope to one day use my Bachelor’s to attain a Doctorate, although I haven’t quite decided what I’ll study. I’ve been an equestrian my whole life and I have my own horse named Cash. My other interests are hiking and I love to travel. I’m really enjoying my time here at WSU-TC and feel like I am getting a quality education. Feel free to say “hi” if you see me in the halls or find me if you need help with Organic Chemistry!”

November 2016

Jesus Castillo

Hello fellow students. My name is Jesus Castillo and I was born in Colima, Mexico. My family and I moved to Sunnyside, WA when I was 3 years old. I am looking to make my family proud and one day graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. I graduated from Sunnyside high school in 2014 and currently a Junior here at WSUTC.  I am currently an officer and a player in the WSU-TC soccer club. If I can be remembered for anything I would like it to be as a person who is a “go to” when someone was in need.

September 2016

Hello students of Washington State University Tri-Cities (WSUTC). My name is Anwar Nassar and I was born in Sunnyside, WA. Although, I was raised most of my life in Sunnyside, I lived in Palestine for three years as a child. I graduated from Sunnyside High school in 2015 and am currently a sophomore at WSUTC. I plan on pursuing a career in the medical field and one day become a Pharmacist or a Physician Assistant. My desire is to serve the unprivileged communities. Overall, “My ultimate goal is to be able to provide health care and opportunities within this field to the unprivileged communities.”

April 2016

Austin Wingle was born and raised in the Tri-Cities. Austin is a senior at WSUTC in the Digital Technology and Culture program with a minor in Fine Art. He is currently the Graphic Design Assistant for the Office of Student Life and Campus Recreation. Before he was in his current position he was the Graphic Design Assistant for Advancement and Community Engagement. Before attending WSU Tri-Cities he attended Columbia Basin College where he received his Associate’s degree. While at Columbia Basin College, Austin worked as a math tutor for the school’s Tutor Center. Austin was a Semi-Finalist in the 2015 Adobe Design Achievement Awards for Social Impact Design with his project called “Ten Tasks.” Austin will graduate this upcoming Summer 2016.

March 2016

Justin was born and raised in Kennewick. He graduated from Southridge High School in 2001. Shortly after graduation, he joined the United States Coast Guard (USCG). He served 10 years activity duty as a machinery technician. From 2001-2006, he served at USCG Station Seattle where he performed law enforcement, homeland security and search and rescue missions. From 2006-2008, he served on the USCGC Boutwell, a high endurance cutter that performed counter narcotic patrols in the South Pacific Ocean. From 2008-2011, he served with the National Strike Team, an environmental disaster response unit. Justin studies mechanical engineering at WSU Tri-Cities. He plans to graduate in May 2016. He currently lives in Pasco with his wife and 18-month-old daughter.