November 2021
#GivingTuesday Edition
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Donor Spotlight: Christian Duplessie, Class of 2019

Christian Duplessie graduated from Murrow College in 2019, with a degree in Journalism and Media Production and an emphasis in Broadcast Production. Christian now serves as a Battalion Personnel Officer and Staff Communications Officer in the Idaho Army National Guard and lives in Boise, ID. He recently made a gift to support the Murrow College Scholarship Excellence Fund and wants to encourage others to join him by sharing why he gives as a recent alum.
“I remember what it was like to get that notification, ‘Hey, congratulations! You've qualified for this scholarship’, and immediately having that relief.  [Now], I’m fortunate enough to have gotten myself settled in where I'm making a solid, stable income with my job with the National Guard, and I want to be able to make sure that a student like me gets to feel that sense of relief and be like, ‘Okay, I can breathe. I can make it through this. I can go ahead and continue my journey with Murrow and as a Coug.’ If I can help make higher education even a little bit more attainable for someone, it's a good thing to do.”

Read more about Christian and the impact of scholarships on his career and how he plans to pay forward the support he received.

Click below to find out how you can join Christian tomorrow on Giving Tuesday, November 30, to support today’s Murrow students by making a gift to the Murrow College Scholarship Excellence Fund. 

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Scholarship Spotlight: 
Meet Sarah Hachman, Public Relations & Risk and Crisis Communication, Class of 2022

A photo of a young adult male with light skin tone and dark hair, eyebrows and eyes giving a closed mouth smile. He is wearing a red t-shirt under a navy blue hoodie. How does receiving a scholarship support you in your college experience?

Receiving this scholarship means the world to me. With the support of this scholarship, I will be able to continue supporting the on-campus organizations that I have been a part of throughout the past 4 years, and to help build their presence on campus. Throughout my time at WSU, I have been fortunate enough to find a family within housing and residence life. Starting with my involvement in hall government my sophomore year, I quickly found a group of like-minded individuals who wanted to improve on-campus living experiences and encourage others to get involved. Through hall government, I was able to meet members of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) and the Residence Hall Association (RHA). These people were some of the brightest, most ambitious individuals I had ever met, and they encouraged me to work hard and join them.

...By receiving this scholarship, I will be able to reduce my work hours so that I can dedicate more time to these organizations, which, in turn, will allow me to build my communication skills while providing a safe and fun environment for new students and those returning to our residence halls and on-campus housing, and help them feel at home at WSU. 

My ultimate goal is to be able to combine my skills and use them to help others experiencing crisis throughout the world. My dream job? I would love to work in crisis communications for an international institution such as the World Health Organization, the Red Cross, or another organization providing aid to those who need it most. 

To read Sarah's full interview, click here.

Sarah Hachman received a scholarship award from the Murrow College Scholarship Excellence Fund, which allows multiple donors to have a collective impact for Murrow students. 

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