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Extension center students join peers for Coug Day at the Capitol

Posted by struscott | February 28, 2019

For the first time, graduate students from Washington State University’s Research and Extension Centers joined their peers this winter to highlight student needs in higher education at the 2019 Coug Day at the Capitol.

Chest-up photo of Huan, in sunglasses, in winter vineyard.
Huan Zhang

Held Jan. 27-28 in Olympia, Coug Day in the Capitol is a student-led event in which student representatives from WSU meet legislators, highlight the challenges that students face, and seek solutions.

Students from research centers in Prosser and Mount Vernon took part, joining senators from WSU’s GPSA, the Graduate and Professional Student Association.

GPSA Senator Margaret McCoy and Zongmei Gao, both graduate students at WSU’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC) at Prosser, and Huan Zhang, doctoral student in small fruit horticulture at the Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center (NWREC) at Mount Vernon, represented students at their centers and raised awareness of the need for access to rural resources such as health care.

Read more about Coug Day at the Capitol here.