|McCall Daniels||Arts and Sciences||Environmental & Earth Sciences|
|Janee Gibson||Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences||Nursing, Human Development||Psychology|
|Rory Nordquist||Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences||Microbiology|
|Lindsey Jacobs-Pfluger||Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences||Human Development||Environmental Science Sociology|
|Corey Rathe||Arts and Sciences||Anthropology & French|
|Sydney Robertson||Arts and Sciences||English – Teaching History||American Indian Studies|
|Andrea Terrazas||Arts and Sciences||Psychology, Criminal Justice||Spanish|
|Jose Velazquez||Arts and Sciences||History||Sociology|
|Ruby Verlazquez-Perez||Education||Elementary Education (endorsement in ELL)|
|Lysandra Perez||Arts and Sciences||Psychology & Sociology||English|
LAUNCH in action
We asked our LAUNCH Student Ambassadors questions regarding the newly implemented Transformational Change Institute (TCI).
Topics ranged from what they hope to contribute through TCI, why experiential learning opportunities are important for undergraduate students, and why they think it’s important to building a foundation during year 1 of school.
Highlighted is senior Microbiology major Rory Nordquist, an excited LAUNCH Student Ambassador eager to see how TCI can assist in students’ transition into Washington State University.
“Looking back at my time as a freshman, I was very lucky to be in the Greek community as well as having my job as a teaching assistant, which both acted as experiential learning models and high-impact practices for me. These opportunities definitely influenced the next three years as an undergrad.
“The TCI program would have been beneficial to me in exploring more high-impact practices on campus. I’m beyond happy with what I was placed in but didn’t quite know what all was out there for me as a student. This is why experiential learning opportunities are so important for undergrad students because they best prepare a student in ways instructors may not be able to, such as developing ideas and following through with a process outside of a classroom. I hope that the TCI leaves the ability for that foundation to be formed for incoming freshmen, and I’m excited to see how far the university has progressed in four years time.”
Rory Nordquist, Microbiology
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