While most Cougs know about the WSU Alumni Association’s various geographic chapters and clubs throughout the country, many don’t know about the WSUAA’s multicultural chapters.
The WSUAA has four multicultural chapters: the Asian American Pacific Islander Alumni Chapter (AAPI), Black Alumni Chapter, Chicana/o/x Latina/o/x Alumni Chapter (La Alianza de WSU), and Native American Alumni Chapter (Ku-Au-Mah Society).
The WSUAA formed these multicultural chapters to support the historically underrepresented groups within WSU’s student and alumni populations, foster collaboration between the chapters, promote the welfare of all WSU alums of color, and support the diversity initiatives of WSU and the WSUAA.
“These chapters are not only important for welcoming future generations of … » More …
It takes scores of volunteers of help the Washington State University Alumni Association connect with Cougs across the country. Meet three of the alumni who help make it happen.
‘All about giving back’
It was her first Cougar football game. WSU was playing Stanford at Stanford, and the Cougs had just scored.
“I remember being in the stands,” says Katey Koehn, who attended the October 23, 2010, game with her husband. “There was a group of three or four Cougs behind us, and they started singing the Fight Song. I realized I didn’t know it. That moment made me think, ‘If I really … » More …