Student Success Stories

See videos from WOU Alums and what they are doing now.

Nicole Niskanen

Earth and Environmental Science major

Earth and Environmental Science major Nicole Niskanen explains how WOU’s program sets up students for career success.

Dan Rayfield

Geography major

Oregon Speaker of the House of Representatives Dan Rayfield talks about how Western influenced and shaped his career.

Greg Garcia

History major

2021 history teacher of the year Greg Garcia talks about making historical connections and recommends Western for its personal touch.

Shariah Green

Computer Science

Shariah Green talks about her career success at PSU and an upcoming position as a software engineer at Google.

Chelsea Hunt

English major

WOU alum Chelsea Hunt explains how majoring in English at Western advanced her career.

Jennifer Kercher

Music major

WOU alum Jennifer Kercher explains why she followed her passion and majored in Contemporary Music at Western Oregon University.

Nikki Miller

Communication Studies major

WOU alum and former student-athlete Nikki Miller explains how majoring in communication studies helped her become a coach.

Shelby Moody

Criminal Justice Major

Shelby Moody become a reserve deputy at the Benton County Sheriff’s office. 

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