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.
“Global Campus was called the DDP (Distance Degree Programs) when I started to attend in Spring 1997. I was 40 years old, working full-time in a field that no longer interested me. So, with the full support of my husband, an educator, I returned to college—this time to earn my bachelor’s degree. I had previously earned two Associate’s degrees. It took me three years of working part-time, raising our son, and working on my classes. This was back in the day when our lectures came in the form of a box of VHS tapes! My son’s elementary school principal proctored my exams and mailed them back to Pullman. I graduated in May 2001 with my bachelor of arts in Social Science. I then went on to earned by Masters of Education in School Counseling. I served in the K-12 school system for 8 years as a high school counselor before returning to the Cougar fold as an Academic Coordinator/Advisor for the Engineering Programs starting up in what is now WSU Everett. I am starting my 11th year working for the Cougar Family and I love helping other place-bound students achieve their goal of earning a bachelor’s degree through WSU Global Campus!”
-Pam Loughlin, ‘00