Name: Michelle Whitlow
Position: Senator & Student Involvement Committee Chair, Treasurer Pro tem
Expected Graduation Year: December, 2017
Major: Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Hometown: City, State: Centralia, Washington
ASWSUG Committee(s): Student Involvement, Student Resources
My name is Michelle and I am 44 years old. I am a married mother of four children ranging in age from 1-21 years old. I am a Global student working on my Bachelor's degree in the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with three disciplines; Sociology, Human Development and Women's Studies. I have worked tirelessly to achieve an honorable GPA while raising a family and going through many hardships, yet nothing has deterred my desired goal. I am very proud to be a cougar! My future pursuits will forever be supported by the quality and care I have received at WSU as a global student. I am honored to be your Senator and the Student Involvement Committee Chair on our ASWSUG student government. I also serve on the Student Resources Committee and am Treasurer Pro tem. I am honored to be of service to you, my esteemed fellow Cougar!
Name: Melissa Vinsonhaler
Expected Graduation Year: 2019
Hometown: Ridgefield, WA
ASWSUG Committee(s): Technology and Student Resources
Hello, Cougs! This is my second year serving as a senator. I live in Ridgefield, WA with my husband and two kitties (Bear and Toriko). I work in social media for my day job. My job is very interesting, as I am involved in design and marketing for a web application. I am looking forward to accomplishing some new goals for next year and I hope to work with some fantastic students to do so.
Name: Kara Lane
Position: Senator, Student Resource Committee Chair
Expected Graduation Year: Spring 2018
Major: Business Management
Hometown: Puyallup, Washington
My name is Kara Lane. I am a Business Management major with a concentration in innovation and change. This is my final year at Washington State University and I am excited to spend it serving all of you on the 2017-2018 student senate. I joined ASWSUG to get to know other people in the community and help students become more aware of all that it has to offer.
I was born and raised in Puyallup, Washington. I have been married to my very supportive husband, Jeremy, for 10 years. We have two children, Jack, 4, and Nora, 1. I am grateful the the Washington State Global campus allows me to maintain a good work-life balance.
Name: Laura Moore
Position: Technology Committee Chair
Expected Graduation Year: 2018
Major: Hospitality Business Management and Business Economics
Hometown: Northport, Alabama
ASWSUG Committee(s): Technology, Student Involvement
I am a Senior in Hospitality Business Management and Economics originally from Alabama. Now, I live in Bend, Oregon with my boyfriend and our dog, Tygh. I spend my days working as Assistant Guest Services Manager at Sunriver Resort and joined the Senate this year after learning about ASWSUG from one of our previous senators. I serve as the Technology Committee Chair and hope to further our goals by continuing to promote ASWSUG and Global Campus Resources throughout my term. Go Cougs!
Projected Graduation date: May 2018
Hometown: Renton, WA
ASWSUG Committee(s): Student Involvement and Student Resources
Hello Cougs! My name is Aisha Streeter. I live in Renton, Washington. This is my fourth semester at WSU. I have a incredible husband and three amazing children. During the day I work as a Personal Trainer a rewarding job that I thoroughly enjoy. I enjoy spending time with my family, volunteering and playing sports. I am looking forward to a great year and the opportunity to connect with other Global campus students.
Name: Sarah Myers
Position: Director of Legislative Affairs
Expected Graduation Year: 2018
Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Lacey, Washington
I work with the Washington State Department of Corrections as a Correctional Records Technician and Out of State Liaison. This is my second year with WSU Global Campus and my first as the Director of Legislative Affairs. When I'm not immersed in work, I enjoy hiking, camping, cooking, and writing.
Name: Heather T. Sheldon
Expected Graduation Year: 2021
Major: Social Sciences with focuses on Political Science and Economics
Hometown: Richland, Washington
ASWSUG Committee: Student Involvement & Student Resources
I am honored and excited to serve as your ASWSUG Senator. I was born and raised in Richland, Washington, where I currently reside. I work full-time as a forklift operator, in addition to attending school full-time through the Global Campus. I have been in a long term relationship for almost 10 years, and live with my boyfriend, pug, and two cats.
My goal in life is to become a lawyer, then eventually serve for the United States Government as a Senator or Representative. I intend to get some excellent life experience as a senator which I can apply to my future ambitions. I want to participate in government because I am passionate about human rights, and feel that perhaps I can make a positive impact on our country through our legal system.
Additionally, I am a lover of animals, good books, and constructive debating. I hope to encourage everyone to get involved and interested in government, and avoid complacency with events that you might find disagreeable. Edward R. Murrow once said, "A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves." So, I implore you, get out and get involved! And, go Cougs!
President: Dennis Moton
Graduation Year: May 2018
Major: MS Engineering
Hometown: Everett, WA
Dennis Moton is an IT professional for the Mukilteo School District in Mukilteo, Washington who is currently in his junior year at WSU. Dennis is working on completing his bachelor’s degree in order to seek a position where he can give back to the community on more of a full time basis.
He has been married for 12 years to his beautiful and supportive wife Esther and has four wonderful children who are all understanding in the sacrifice of time spent in order to complete his degree. When he is not busy with family, school, or work Dennis can be found volunteering at the Snohomish County Jail, leading bible studies or volunteering as a coach in youth sports.
Dennis recently finished his AA degree at Edmonds Community College and has really been trying to maximize every resource and experience available at WSU, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in the spring of 2017.
Dennis’ reflection on life after 42 years is to “enjoy the beauty of life each and every day you live because you will never get this day back again!”
Name: Kelly Dunn Position: ASWSUG Vice President Expected Graduation Year: May 2018 Major: Psychology Hometown: Olympia, WA ASWSUG Committee(s): Student Involvement, Student Resource, Technology
My name is Kelly Dunn. I currently live in Olympia, Washington. I am in my senior year at WSU. I enjoy spending my free time traveling as much as I can, spending most of that time in Portland, Oregon. Since I was a child, I have always been involved in my community and with my schools. When I started at WSU, it was natural for me to find a way to become involved. I have served on various judicial boards, honor societies, and have founded and served on other student involvement committees at my previous universities. I look forward to spending this next year being involved and your ASWSUG Vice President!
Name: Rikki M. Aidoo
Expected Graduation Year: May 2019
Major: Humanities with Concentrations in English and History
Hometown: Fresno, CA
ASWSUG Committee(s): Student Involvement, Student Resource, Technology
I’ve worked for Valley Lahvosh Baking Company for 11 years, rising from office assistant to HACCP Coordinator in 2008. I oversee and manage the company’s food safety program, including the 30_ binders of documentation. I also lead the HACCP Team, working with team members to achieve scores of 90% or better in yearly third party audits. When issues arise, I work with the team to help develop solutions.
This is my third year at WSU Global Campus. I transferred in after achieving an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, an Associate of Science as a Paralegal, and an Associate of Arts in English. While attending community college, I took a few online classes and fell in love. It is far easier to take online classes where I can arrange my schoolwork around my work schedule, instead of having to balance physically attending classes with work.
Name: Emily March
Position: ASWSUG Treasurer
Graduation Year: June 2018
Hometown: Spokane, WA
My name is Emily March. This is my first semester as a WSU Global student where I am pursing a degree in Accounting; I am a transfer student from EWU. I reside in Spokane, Washington with my two children, Canon and Harper. As preschoolers, they enjoy learning, sharing their ideas, imagination play and of course bike rides and ballet! I work as an Accountant for a family-owned floor covering business. This position has given me the opportunity to connect with a CPA who has become a mentor.
This is my second year as a member of the ASWSUG, I am looking forward to connecting my fellow WSU Global students as a community and bring awareness to all the resources we have available to help us to succeed!