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 Caroline Sirr, a sophomore from Bellevue, Wash.
What are you studying?
The 10th Kingdom
Favorite Cougar Tradition:
My favorite Cougar tradition is the overwhelming school spirit shown at every home football game. As an avid supporter of football, it is always an incredible experience to be surrounded by the energy and excitement that a Cougar Football Saturday brings. These games have inspired my Cougar Spirit, as well as helped create amazing friendships as other Cougs and I share in the excitement of the game. It is easy to make lasting friendships with my fellow fans in the stands as we shout “Go Cougs” together!
Favorite CAHNRS Commodity:
Every year there are large plant sales put on by CAHNRS and the Horticulture club. These sales include everything from Cougar red tomatoes, fuchsia baskets, deck plants, and more. It’s always so bright and colorful; I can’t resist stopping by the sale to pick up a few plants for my home. Growing these plants each year in my home has not only brightened up my place but has also helped hone my skills in plant growing. Who knew I had such a green thumb thanks to the plant sale!
Why be a CAHNRS Coug?
Being a CAHNRS Coug is an amplified version of being a Coug! There is unity throughout CAHNRS students that is unlike any other college. I have gained several valuable relationships with fellow students who are often in the same classes as me. Aside from my friends and classmates, being a CAHNRS Coug has also provided me with great faculty connections. My education has been able to flourish through these connections as I learn from my peers and am supported by the faculty. I see the same affect with all CAHNRS Cougs; friendships are being made daily and faculty are constantly supporting students and their ambitions. There is nothing that can bring people together more than a shared love of CAHNRS and all it provides!
Best Student Experience:
I found my Cougar family while in the Residence Hall during my freshman year here at WSU. We would always have dinner together and spend time laughing, gossiping, playing games and, of course, eating. After a great first year, we all split up into various apartments and it became more difficult to spend that valued time together. We worked through the distance and kept our family strong by having family dinners once a week as well as organizing birthdays, going to football games together, and just trying to spend quality time together. Though the physical distance between us grew, our family ties are now stronger than ever.
CAHNRS Taught Me:
CAHNRS has given me countless opportunities for hands on experience; opportunities that will be crucial to my future as a veterinarian. While in CAHNRS, I have been able to work in a lab researching the reproductive tract of mice. This not only taught me information about a very specific topic, but also provided me with valuable experience in the lab where I learned how to be an efficient researcher. Other than research, CAHNRS has also provided me with opportunities to milk cows, flip sheep, and many other opportunities that no other college provides. All these opportunities have given me an immeasurable amount knowledge and experience that I will carry with me far into my future years as a veterinarian.