CWU Transfer Center
210 Bouillon Hall
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 963-1390

Let's Work Together!

If you are an administrator, advisor, or faculty member at another college and would like to collaborate with the Transfer Center on any kind of initiative that would aid in the transfer of students from your institution to CWU, please feel free to reach out to director Megan McConnell at

We are happy to set up actual visits, online information sessions, discuss articulation agreements, or anything else that will assist our students.

4th Annual CWU Transfer Symposium

"It Takes a Village: Fortifying the Transfer Eco-System"

Friday, February 4, 2022

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Morning General Assembly 9:00-10:40 a.m.

Opening Remarks, Mónica Medrano, Regional Director, CWU-Wenatchee & Moses Lake & Megan McConnell, CWU Transfer Center Director

Welcome Address & Land Acknowledgement: “Contextualizing the village”

Dr. Rodrigo Renteria-Valencia, Assistant Professor in Anthropology, CWU

Plenary Speaker: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”

Dr. Sue Kane, Director of STEM Initiatives & Strategic Partnerships at North Central Educational Service District

Plenary Speakers: ARE, Seattle Colleges and CWU Connect Programs to bring more students of color into STEM teaching

Dr. Kenderick “KO” Wilson, Academy for Rising Educators, Program Manager, Seattle Public Schools & Darin Knapp, Teach STEM Associate Director, CWU

WELLNESS BREAK 10:40-10:45 a.m.

Transfer Student Panel 10:45-11:30 a.m.

Moderator, Ashley-Sue Vizguerra, Student Service Specialist, Westside Student Life, CWU

Transfer Student Panelists:

Makayla Hoover, Transfer Student, CWU Ellensburg

Savannah Heath, Current Running Start Student

Sergio Vizguerra, Pierce College

Syafiq Mohd Suhaimi, Transfer Student, CWU- Pierce

Zuli Monroe, Transfer Student, CWU-Des Moines

LUNCH BREAK 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Afternoon General Assembly 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Transfer Entry Points, Dr. Lauren Hibbs, Executive Director, University Centers, CWU

CWU Transfer Updates, Megan McConnell, Transfer Center Director, CWU

Eco-System Showcase I: Computer Science, Megan McConnell, CWU, Nicole Monroe, CTE Director, Quincy High School, Dr. Sue Kane, NCESD, & Tom Willingham, Workforce Education Development Coordinator, Big Bend Community College

Eco-System Showcase II: Elementary Education, Dr. Chio Flores, Vice President of Student Services, Wenatchee Valley College, Constantino Montes, Math Teacher, Pasco High School, Katia Perez-Chavez, RWT-BEI Grant, Quincy High School & Monica Medrano, CWU

Innovation Labs, Break-Out Sessions 1:45-2:45 p.m.

Arts, Humanities and Communication

Business, Accounting and Finance

Education and CTE

Health, Medical Emergency Services and Health Services

STEM (Math, Physical and Computational Sciences)

Social, Human and Behavioral Sciences

Reflection and Closing 2:45-3:00 p.m.