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“It's been really hard on us trying to get them through school with all the expenses,” WSU parent Ginny Hundal-Halpin said. “I'm a single mom, so I'm trying to do what I can, but they've had to take out quite a bit of loans to help themselves.”

Parents, students have differing opinions about student loan forgiveness

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter February 19, 2021

WSU parents and students have mixed feelings about President Joe Biden’s proposed student loan forgiveness plan.   Biden’s plan includes canceling $10,000 in direct federal student loans....

“I think one of the biggest reasons why I’ve taken this project in Senegal so far is because it’s a great way for me to come home at the end of the day and get to use my creativity and passion,” said WSU alumnus Andrew Stephenson.

WSU alumnus’ six-year engineering project in Africa nears completion

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen reporter January 26, 2021

What once started as a senior engineering project for a WSU alumnus grew into a years-long effort to build a school in Africa. Andrew Stephenson attended WSU from 2011-17. He said he began his freshman...

Jamie Kern Lima's book “Believe IT: How to Go from Underestimated to Unstoppable

WSU alumna shares journey as first-gen student, millionaire in new book

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

A WSU alumna will be releasing a book next month about her journey to becoming a millionaire as a first-generation student and former waitress. Jamie Kern Lima, entrepreneur and co-founder of IT Cosmetics,...

Nick Delaney, chief development officer and WSU alumnus, said he wants to form relationships with other alumni.

Carson College of Business appoints alum as chief development officer

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter November 30, 2020

WSU’s Carson College of Business appointed a new chief development officer tasked with building on the college’s success by forming relationships with alumni from its online MBA program.  Nick...

Jordan Frost, activities director at Issaquah High School and first-generation WSU alumnus, said people cannot control what happens to them, but they can control what to do next.

‘Your circumstances do not determine your destiny’

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter November 10, 2020

Personal obstacles and institutional limitations help first-generation students succeed. Jordan Frost, activities director at Issaquah High School and first-generation WSU alumnus, said he succeeded...

Farmwella co-founders Cedric Habiyaremye and Cornelius Adewale's vision for the company is to shift the way of thinking about farming in Africa by providing sustainable resources to start up more farms.

Alumni work to improve productivity of African farming

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter October 5, 2020

Two WSU alumni are working to make farming more profitable and sustainable for farmers in Africa through their agricultural start-up company Farmwella.  Farmers in Africa often lack resources, infrastructure...

The Kamiak Coffee Company based in Moscow sells its roasts to local coffee shops, such as the Moscow Food Co-op and Café Artista, as well as to customers around the country.

WSU alumni create local coffee roast company

MATAYA SIEMION, Evergreen reporter September 21, 2020

Two years ago, Kyle O’Malley and Grant Schoenlein decided to quit their stable jobs and start working on their dream of creating a premium coffee company in Moscow.  Both O’Malley and Schoenlein...

Madison Rosenbaum, WSU Tri-Cities alumna and photographer, said photography is a way to capture people’s experience in real time.

‘Photos can be a powerful truth-teller’

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter July 1, 2020

For Madison Rosenbaum, photography is more than just an art to document moments. “I think photos can be a powerful truth-teller,” said WSU Tri-Cities alumna Rosenbaum. “I always believe that storytelling...

Jim Harbor graduated from WSU. Twenty years later, he is running South Fork Public House with co-founder Wade Dissmore.

‘Do the right things for the right reasons’

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter June 22, 2020

Some WSU students choose to leave Pullman right after graduating, but Jim Harbour decided to stay and create a restaurant popular with locals and students alike. “It was a combination of filling a...

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