A WSU education was Dominique Mesick’s destiny.
“I bleed Crimson,” she declares, adding that she always intended to follow in the footsteps of her mother, father, and sister—all Cougars. It was receiving a Crimson Opportunity Scholarship that helped to ease the financial burden of pursuing her studies at WSU and gave her an extra boost of confidence. “This scholarship showed me that not only do I want to be at WSU, but WSU wanted me to be there as well. It was nice knowing they wanted me to succeed.”
Strengthened by the skills she developed during her time as a student, Dominique (’11 Lib. Arts) is now embracing her opportunity to give back.
“I will forever give to WSU to ensure that future generations of Cougs have the same opportunities I had,” she says.
Today, she leverages the practical knowledge she gained at WSU in her current position as a flight attendant for Alaska Airlines. Prior to that, she applied her experience as a founding member of the student chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association at WSU to her work with the Seattle Chapter of the American Heart Association.
Her support places her among the Recent Graduate President’s Associates at WSU, and her enthusiasm has earned her a volunteer spot on the Recent Graduate President’s Associates committee at the WSU Foundation. Her motivation as a volunteer is fueled by what she learned firsthand as a student: that personal connections strengthen the base of support for WSU. She and eight other committee members work tirelessly to ensure that WSU remains a thriving university with a strong legacy of private support by helping to encourage their classmates, peers, and acquaintances to give.
“My hope is that I can be of assistance in establishing strong connections with WSU and the WSU Foundation,” she says. “I had a great experience at WSU that opened a lot of doors. I’m proud to be a Coug.”