Kamiak grad wins ‘Big Ten’ award

May 22, 2013
Courtesy of: Karsten McIntosh Karsten McIntosh was honored with Washington State University's Big Ten Senior Award this month.

A Kamiak grad was honored this month with a Washington State University Big Ten Senior Award.

Karsten McIntosh, of Mukilteo, was one of two WSU seniors honored with the 2013 Big Ten Senior Award in Campus Involvement. The WSU Alumni Association presented him with the award.

McIntosh graduated from WSU in May 2013 with degrees in business and communication.

As a student at WSU, McIntosh was heavily involved with various groups on campus. He worked as a disc jockey for KZUU where he hosted a weekly radio show. He also founded his own company, DJ Dane Productions, and provided music for on and off-campus events.

McIntosh also served as the concerts programmer for the Student Entertainment Board, where he was in charge of booking a variety of concerts, including national and regional acts.

In addition, McIntosh worked with the Department of Residence Life as a resident advisor. As a resident advisor he helped create and develop programs that fit the needs of students and helped them focus on being successful during their tenure in the residence halls.

McIntosh has been previously recognized for his work on campus, having received the President’s Award for Leadership and Service, as well as the University Achievement Award.

His nominator praised his ability to help a fellow teammate in need, as well as his strong work ethic and model of academic success and student leadership.

McIntosh graduated from Kamiak High School in 2008.

The Big Ten Senior Awards continue a longstanding WSU tradition by honoring one male and one female graduating senior in one of five categories: academics, athletics, campus involvement, community service or visual/performing arts.

The awards date back to the early 1900s, when they were called the “Big Five Men” and “Big Five Women.” Winners are selected by WSU’s Student Alumni Ambassadors.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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