Kevin Madden

Our “Global Campus Legends” series celebrates the 30th anniversary of WSU Global Campus by putting a spotlight on the unique experiences and journeys of Global Campus students throughout the years. Each legend features a quote from student who graduated from Global Campus since it was founded as WSU Extended Degree Programs in 1992.   

“I am forever grateful for this platform that allowed me to enroll in such a highly recognized and respected institution of learning. The extensive and diverse course catalog caused WSU to stand above the rest of the available online options. As a result of finishing my degree—taking a rather “scenic route” to do so—I secured a promotion at work. I also and created a ‘House Divided’ situation with my wife (her having graduated from the University of Washington the same year I enrolled at Washington State). We’re now a happy ‘Apple Couple’ who’ve reveled in the rivalry that has now included my UW daughter. So, on game days we pull for one another’s team (with the exception of one game a year).

The platform—Blackboard and Canvas, the library website, etc.—is exceptionally user friendly, and the faculty, fellow students, and administrators have made this vastly different approach to learning as smooth and successful as possible for me.

I appreciate the efforts of the ASWSU Global Campus and VMAS (Veterans and Military-Affiliated Students) for their frequent communications, social media presence, and for coordinating events throughout the year to help make remote students feel like a connected part of the school community. I’ve attended in-person events with my family (e.g., at Wild Waves) and remote activities; none better than the graduation ceremony at the Boeing Air Museum where my wife and kids got to see me walk in 2018.

Happy 30th WSU Global Campus! I’m still a part of this school as a graduate student at the Murrow College of Communication where I loudly and proudly proclaim, GO COUGS!”

-Kevin Madden, ‘18

Kevin Madden, center right, and his wife and children