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.
“Graduating at 55 years of age from California with WSU Online was a heartfelt moment. I had completed my first three years at WSU Pullman, Stephenson East, then left after my junior year to marry. I struggled over the years to complete my degree at various colleges from George Washington University, to USF, to California State Hayward, but even though my intentions were good, my work and life stifled my dream of graduating. WSU Online gave me a lifeline with a way to graduate and—I did! My mother died a month before I went to Pullman for the graduation ceremony, but she knew I had completed her lifelong dream for me. The telling of that brings tears to my eyes.
After WSU graduation, I earned my Masters of English literature at Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, California. With my education and my life of writing, I went on to publish two novels and poetry. I’m working on a new novel about life in Nairobi, Kenya during the 1960s. My formative years were spent in Tripoli, Libya, teenage years in Nairobi, Kenya, New Delhi, India, Karachi, Pakistan, and Ankara, Turkey.
WSU is my alma mater in heart and soul. I will be eternally grateful for the online program that seemingly magically propelled me into the life where I belonged.”
-Pamela Griffin, ‘04