Each week, we showcase one of our CAHNRS Ambassadors, a student leadership organization that encourages students to pursue higher education and serves as a liaison between the college and the greater community. This week, we’re featuring Colm Allan, a junior from Sonora, Calif.
What are you studying?
Why did you choose WSU?
I was ready for a change of scenery and to get out of California. After hearing and talking about the major AgTM from a current student, I decided that would be the major that fits me best.
What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?
The sense of family within the CAHNRS College is really what makes being a CAHNRS Coug special.
What is your favorite CAHNRS class so far and why?
Crop Science 302, Forage Crops. It has been my favorite so far because it has been the greatest challenge for me. I was really tested and ended up learning things about myself academically that I did not know before.
Who are influential professors that you’ve had, and how did they impact your life?
Dr. Steve Fransen pushed me to be the best version of myself and did not accept mediocrity.
Dr. Martin Maquivar was very enthusiastic and always wanted the best for us. He was willing to help with anything and made class/lecture a great experience.
What extracurricular activities are you involved in besides ambassadors?
AgTM Club Vice President of Recreation and work.
What is a fun fact about you?
I am fluent in American Sign Language!
What advice would you give an incoming freshman/high school senior to help them adjust to college?
Just relax, not to the point of doing nothing, but take time for yourself to de-stress and think of the big picture.
Favorite item/flavor at Ferdinand’s?
Huckleberry for sure!