The flexibility and world-wide reach offered by Washington State University Global Campus has given rise to a unique student community that many may not be aware of—Cougs who are actively serving in the United States military.

“I serve for my family and the freedoms that we all enjoy,” said Jenn Lewis, who served as a US Navy personnel specialist aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz while she earned her WSU degree in psychology. Originally from Florida, Lewis gained a fondness for the Pacific Northwest during her time here. “Being stationed in Washington, I really wanted to go to a Washington school, as it has truly become my home.

Troy Moya, an enlisted Air Force imagery intelligence analyst, recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Global Campus.

“The VA office has really helped me navigate the ins and outs of using the GI Bill,” said Travis Finborg, an Air Force explosive ordnance technician and online history major. “The advisors and professors have also been very helpful and understanding when I needed extra time due to military commitments.”

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