Humanities – Outstanding Senior 2021

Amani Edmondson

Vancouver, WA

Degrees and Major:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities


  • Communication

Cum laude

Clubs, Organizations, Leadership, and Service

  • Mentor, African American Student Center
  • Black Student Union
  • Black Women’s Caucus
  • Invest in Cougs
  • National Chapter of Leadership and Success
  • Mom’s Weekend Fashion Show
  • Victoria’s Secret Campus Team, Stylist and Content Creator

Internships and Employment

  • UREC Group Fitness Instructor, WSU
  • Self-employed Nanny
  • Social Media Manager, iBall Media USA

Honored Faculty and Mentors

  • Donna Arnold, Multicultural Student Services
  • Dominique Faga’autau, Multicultural Student Services
  • Landon Roper, Digital Technology & Culture
  • Joseph Martin, University Recreation
  • Joanne Greene, University Recreation
  • Alma Rocha, Academic Advising
  • Cassandra Hernandez, Academic Advising
  • Mickinzie Johnson, Academic Advising
  • Rosemarie Foss, Murrow College of Communication
  • Mystique Demyers, CAS Ambassadors

Faculty Comments

Amani has been a full-time student while working part time and being involved with student groups and organizations. Through all that, she managed to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.6 and a commitment to durable learning and creative thinking, which allowed her to excel in her academic work.

Personal Statement

I want first to thank all the women who came before me. When I look back at the gender stereotypes of history, I see my success is only possible due to the women who endured inequality allowing us to be where we are today. I am amazed and empowered. Thank you to my family for always believing in me and encouraging me and to my friends who made WSU feel at home; I am forever grateful. A huge thank you to the faculty and advisors who were committed to helping me reach my goals. Lastly, I want to thank those in the African American Student Center for being my virtual family and continuing to support me and mold me during these uncertain times due to the global pandemic. This award wouldn’t be possible without each one of you.

Future Plans

After completing school in three years, she will take some time to travel for a year.

After that, she will attend an historically Black college or university to pursue a master’s degree in social work.

She wants to work with troubled youth.