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WSU Health Sciences Spokane Extra Cougs in the Community

Cougs give back through Community Engagement

Cougs at Salvation Army

Cougs at Salvation Army

‘Tis the season of giving, and WSU Spokane’s Community Engagement program does just that – and much more.

Community Engagement runs the Cougs in the Community events and programs on campus and throughout Spokane. Recently, it hosted Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and set up a display on campus highlighting hunger and homeless stats related to Spokane, the state and the nation.

It was a powerful message that opened a lot of eyes. Community Engagement also recruited students to help make blankets and care kits for local charities that serve less fortunate community members.

We sat down with Veronica Puente, the Community Engagement Coordinator, to talk about the programs she helps run and what students learn.

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Cougs in the Community

Cougs in the Community Spokane

Cougs in the Community Spokane

(This story appears in the latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine)

By Kevin Dudley

Students in the health sciences programs at WSU Spokane will enter into professions that serve the community.

But instead of waiting until graduation, they can go into the community during the school year and serve through Cougs in the Community, an initiative that began in August.

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