WIT Alumni

WIT Karin Merchun


Karin Marchun graduated from Western with a double major in Sociology and Psychology. Marchun is currently a Social Caseworker and Foster Care Coordinator at the Gunnison/Hinsdale Department of Human Services. Karin: “During my years at Western State College , having the support of the WIT program allowed me to take a dream and turn it into a reality. Thank you Westerners in Transition!”


WIT Shakirah Hemstrom

Shakirah Hemstrom A single mother of four, Hemstrom graduated from Western with a degree in Clinical Psychology. She then went on to get a Masters in Counseling Psychology, which she completed in the fall of 2001. Shakirah said that she found unlimited support from the WIT program through the mentors who helped her balance her roles as single mother and full time student. “Liz Fuller, Jan Edwards and Ruth Maguire were my faithful and very encouraging supporters through my college years,” Shakirah said.