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 Luke Williams, a junior from Enumclaw, Wash.
What are you studying?
I’m majoring in Agricultural Economics.
Favorite Cougar Tradition:
My favorite cougar tradition is “Cougs help Cougs”. Not only does this phrase hold within it the themes of family, trust, and community but it also leads to some of the best opportunities while here at WSU. Everyone wants to see each other succeed. Any stranger can walk on our campus, feel the atmosphere, and know that all Cougs, future and alumni, stand together.
Favorite CAHNRS Commodity:
The pepperoni. After working at the Meats Lab for a semester and getting to sample a variety of WSU Meats, I can say hands down that my favorite Cougar-produced product is the WSU Meats Lab pepperoni. Nothing compares to it.
Why be a CAHNRS Coug?
My initial reasons for becoming a CAHNRS Coug were purely academic driven; they had the major I was looking for! After spending four semesters here, I have added the feeling of family, the amazing staff, and the opportunities for success to my choice of CAHNRS over any other college. These opportunities have ranged from academic, such as financial aid and campus employment, to beyond the Pullman limits with networking events and different industry connections.
Best Student Experience:
Some of my best student experiences have been centered around my part-time employment. WSU, CAHNRS specifically, has given me many opportunities to help fund my time on campus. Between working in the Meats Lab as a sophomore and currently as the CAHNRS Student Ambassador Facilitator, I have gained more than I ever expected. I have worked out of necessity, but the friends, connections, and memories that have come along with these jobs will follow me for a lifetime.
CAHNRS Taught Me:
CAHNRS classes and faculty have given me career and real-world skills that have prepared me to follow my dreams upon graduation. I may only be halfway through my degree program, but I already feel my economic and business skills are developing at a level that will be sufficient throughout my career path. And while the real-world may seem daunting, I know that the skills I have learned while being in CAHNRS will help me succeed wherever I go.