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Whitney

WUE (Undergraduate)
2010
Class of 2014
Central Washington University
Musical Theatre

I am currently studying Musical Theatre here at Central Washington University. The theatre and performing have been my life since I was very small. When I came to look at Central I fell in love with everything about the campus and Ellensburg; I didn't want to go anywhere else. Of course I had my back-up plans but luckily I didn't have to use them. The Western Undergraduate Exchange program allowed me the chance to go where I felt I had to be. My sister is also in college at a private school; had I not gotten the WUE my parents and I wouldn't have been able to afford Central. Also, without the WUE I would not be here following my dreams and now getting the chance to go to Europe for a month! I am so enthralled that I am getting to follow my dreams, thanks to the WUE program. Thank you!

Whitney Ward

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I’m studying Musical Theatre at Central Washington University. The theatre and performing have been my life since I was very small. When I visited CWU, I fell in love with the campus and Ellensburg; I didn't want to go anywhere else. I had my back-up plans, but luckily I didn't have to use them. My parents wouldn’t have been able to afford CWU without WUE, as my sister is also enrolled in a private college. Thanks to WUE, I am following my dreams and will get the chance to go to Europe for a month as part of my studies. Thank you!

Brea

WRGP (Graduate Studies)
2010
Class of 2013
Central Washington University, Primate Animal Behavior and Ecology
Primate Animal Behavior and Ecology

At my previous universities I recieved enough financial aid to cover all my schooling costs. That wasn't the case this last year when I enrolled and received my financial aid through FAFSA at Central Washington University. I am 23 and by FAFSA rules still should be getting the help of my parents for school. However my dad, who is the primary provider for my family, was laid off for most of 2009. My parents had no way of helping me pay for school. I heard about the WUE program through my roommate who recieves it and immediately went to talk to Amelia Black about it. Thankfully I had a high enough GPA to qualify. I still had to take out a personal loan on top of my FAFSA aid and WUE but having the money from the WUE program is helping me to save about twenty five hundred dollars each quarter.
Since I was 18 I have wanted to work with gorillas and their wildlife conservation. I finally have the opportunity to pursue this career at Central Washington University. Without the WUE program I don't think I would be able to attend CWU which is the only school in the United States that has a masters program for Primate Animal Behavior. Thank you, THANK YOU!!!
Brea Woodhouse

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Since I was 18, I’ve wanted to work with gorillas and their wildlife conservation. Due to layoffs, my parents had no way of helping me pay for school. Without WRGP I wouldn’t have been able to attend Central Washington University which is the only school in the U.S. that offers a master’s in Primate Animal Behavior. Enrollment through WRGP saves me about $2,500 each quarter. Thank you, THANK YOU!!!

Derya

WUE (Undergraduate)
2007
Class of 2010
California State University, East Bay
Political Science

I heard about the WUE program in high school. I was very set on attending a school outside of Oregon, so the program definitely sparked my interest. The program's financial benefits almost drew me to Northern Arizona University, however I opted for California State University, East Bay instead because I have family in the the Bay Area. The school was not yet apart of the WUE program, but, during my sophomore year, the school became a part of the program, much to my delight! Out-of-state tuition is very expensive in California, and the reduction was extremely noticeable, especially for a family that was putting multiple people through college. As California budget cuts increased in the following years, the impact was not as great as it would have been had the WUE program not been such a great help. I saw fellow students struggle to pay out-of-state tuition because their respective states weren't part of the program. I am very grateful for the opportunity and assistance the WUE program provided me with. Now, I have graduated and am waiting to hear from law schools in the area.

Derya A.

What is your home state of residency?: 
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WUE sparked my interest in high school because I was set on attending a school outside of Oregon. I opted for California State University, East Bay because I have family in the area. Out-of-state tuition is very expensive in California, and the reduced tuition was a relief for my parents who were putting multiple kids through college. As California budget cuts later increased, I saw fellow students struggle to pay out-of-state tuition because their home states weren't part of WUE. I am very grateful for the assistance. I‘ve since graduated and am waiting to enroll in law school.

Cari

WRGP (Graduate Studies)
2009
Class of 2010
Utah State University
Master's of Science Human Resources

I am about to graduate from the Master's of Science in Human Resources program at Utah State University. WICHE's Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) has allowed me to attend this excellent program. Without the WRGP I would not have been able to leave Oregon and attend Utah State University due to financial restrictions. I am thankful that Oregon and Utah participate in this program as it has allowed me to further my knowledge and education. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and experience!
-Cari Markham

What is your home state of residency?: 
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I will soon graduate from the Master's of Science in Human Resources program at Utah State University. WICHE's Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) has allowed me to enroll in this excellent program; without it, I would not have been able to leave Oregon and attend USU because of financial restrictions. I am thankful that Oregon and Utah participate in WRGP, as it has allowed me to further my knowledge and education. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and experience!

Matthew

WRGP (Graduate Studies)
2009
Class of 2011
Utah State University, Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management

After 10 years of professional experience as an educator I decided to return to academia for a Master's in Human Resource Management. My home state only offered one such program in a private university so the expense was prohibitive. Through WRGP I was able to pursue my chosen degree in a partner state and I have been thrilled with the quality of the program that I am in. The WRGP program truly made my higher education possible and I couldn't have done it otherwise. Thanks!

Matthew D Todd

What is your home state of residency?: 
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After 10 years of professional experience as an educator, I decided to return to academia for a master's in human resource management. My home state of Oregon only offered one such program in a private university, so the expense was prohibitive. Through WRGP, I was able to pursue my chosen degree in a partner state and I am thrilled with the quality of the program. WRGP truly made my higher education possible and I couldn't have done it otherwise. Thanks!

John Miller

John S. Miller serves as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology in 1977 from the University of Oregon. Between 1976 and 1993, he served as professor, department head, and associate dean in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), where he was recognized with UALR’s highest honor, the Urban Mission Award. In 1990, he was a Fulbright Scholar to Germany. Miller served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Southeastern Louisiana University from 1993 to 2002. From 2002 to 2007 he served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Eastern Oregon University. His scholarly record centers on the interconnections of the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences. For seven years he served as Editor of the Journal of Applied Sociology. Current interests include exploring methods of enhancing student learning through service learning, international education, distance learning, honors programs, and undergraduate research and creative activities.

Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Pacific University
(503) 352-2215

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