It’s safe to say becoming a member of the Cougar family has had quite an impact on Sarah Belter. From her impeccable academic record to her school spirit, she is the model student preparing to graduate with a degree in computer science that will lead to an exciting future. A proud recipient of numerous scholarships, including the University Achievement Award that she received twice, she acknowledges that this support has greatly helped her focus on what is really important.
“Receiving the University Achievement Award, the Rhiger Scholarship, and the Hardgrove Scholarship in my first two years allowed me to really focus on my academics and get a solid foundation built for myself at Washington State. Along with this, I was able to really explore the University and the field of computer science, while making some amazing friends and enjoying my first time being independent,” she says.
Despite a heavy course load, Sarah stays incredibly busy while still remaining focused on her studies. She has held a part time job throughout her time at WSU, was a resident advisor and resident technical advisor, and joined the sisterhood of Alpha Delta Pi.
“Being at Washington State has brought me into a second family of students, faculty and alumni that have been a big support system for me over the last four years and will be part of my life forever,” she says. “The University and its faculty, especially those in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, have allowed me the means to follow my dreams and passion in software engineering. To spread the pride that comes with being a Cougar is a feeling I will always remember and cherish.”