Student Voices


Tye Banner


Tye playing pool

Hometown: Chehalis, WA

Graduation Year: 2016

Major: Community Psychology

What major did you intend to do when you first started here? Business Administration

How many times have you changed your major? Twice

What do you hope to do when you graduate? Go on to Grad School and into my career, which is still undetermined!

What is a random fact about you? I love volunteering and working with middle school students!

If you could have dinner with one person alive or dead, who would it be and why? I would really enjoy having dinner and talking with J.R.R. Tolkien, his books have been my favorites from when I first jumped into Middle Earth as a fourth grader reading “The Hobbit.”

Why did you choose UWB? I choose UWB because of the small class sizes. I also liked the idea of building personal relationships and networks with the professors. But more than anything I love the community-based atmosphere around campus!

What do you like about UWB? I like the fact that it is difficult to walk across campus without running into someone you know or met in class this quarter or even past quarters; as well as the chance of passing a professor that you had quarters ago who still remembers your name!

What surprised you about UWB? How much Student Life and our student body government listens and responds to the demands of the student population on campus, especially as we continue to grow and expand.

What has been the best class you've taken? “Intro to Communications.” The professor had a very unique way of challenging our ideas, thoughts and ways we communicate with the people around us. Through the way he introduced our course work and through his lectures, I will be taking the things I learned in that class with me for the rest of my life.

What is your favorite thing to do at UWB? My favorite thing to do at UWB is to hang out and grab coffee or lunch with friends and classmates, and the occasional professor.

What advice would you give a high school student about going to college? Challenge yourself early! Learn the basics of math and writing, and don’t take the easy road. Also, don’t miss out on opportunities to get involved in your school or community and apply for scholarships!