For National Guardsman Peter Nolan, a degree combining psychology, English, and sociology is the perfect complement to his military training.

Nolan spent four years post-high school serving in the military police through the U.S. Army.

Peter Nolan.But as his enlisted contract came to a close, he decided to leave active duty to pursue college full-time because he knew an education would provide him with not only the background and know-how to succeed in a future job but  also greater career advancement options.

Finding and attending Washington State University Tri-Cities, he said, has allowed him to continue pursuing a rewarding military career part time through the National Guard while studying at a top research university on a small campus.

“I wanted to go to a good school in a small, tight-knit community because that is truly the type of school environment where I thrive,” he said. “I decided to visit WSU Tri-Cities and thought, ‘this would be great.’”

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