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CAHNRS Coug Connections: Jason Wigen

Posted by scott.weybright | November 29, 2017

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 Jason Wigen, a sophomore from LaCrosse, Wash.

Formal portrait photo of Jason Wigen
Jason Wigen

What are you studying?

I’m majoring in Agricultural Biotechnology and Field Crop Management.

Why did you choose WSU?

Growing up in Whitman County, I was always near Pullman, watching sports games and surrounded by Coug fans made WSU feel like home even before I came here for school. The hometown feel and family tradition of attending WSU, accompanied with a program that fit what I wanted to do, made WSU the one school that I wanted to choose.

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?

Being a CAHNRS Coug makes you a part of a large, but tight-knit community, of diverse students and majors. Much like WSU, it has a friendly and easily relatable student base.

What is your favorite CAHNRS class so far and why?

CROPS 102 with Dr. Pumphrey was the first class I took that was related to my major, and it gave me a better understanding of what I was going into, and a validation that I was in love with what I chose to study in college.

Who are influential professors that you’ve had, and how did they impact your life?

Dr. McCubbin was easy to listen to during lecture and gave me a good understanding of plant biology for my future classes.

Dr. Pumphrey gave lots of examples using a variety of different plants and crops to make the material more understandable.

What extracurricular activities are you involved in besides ambassadors?

I am a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and play intramural sports.

What is a fun fact about you?

I had a high school graduating class of 5 people.

What advice would you give an incoming freshman/high school senior to help them adjust to college?

Be open to new things. With so much diversity, it really opens up a door to learn about new people and new ideas.

Favorite item/flavor at Ferdinand’s?

Cookie Dough Grabber