Freddy Collins

College Major: Engineering Technology, and American Cultural Studies; Diversity in Higher Education Minor

About Me

I was born in Atlanta but I actually grew up here in Bellingham and went to Bellingham High School (Go Red Raiders!) so when it was time for me to choose a college to attend I knew exactly where I wanted to go and I only applied to one school…Western! I had such a great experience growing up here that I knew this was exactly where I wanted to continue my education. Thankfully, I was accepted and my experience here was even better than I ever expected!

I earned two undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (Industrial Technology – Vehicle Design) as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Fairhaven College in American Cultural Studies. While I was a student I worked for the Office of Admissions as a Student Admissions Representative (StAR), leading campus tours and working at the front desk. I also worked at the Associated Students’ Outdoor Center as an Equipment Resource Technician, Trip Leader, Challenge Program Facilitator and eventually became their Marketing and Resources Coordinator. Additionally, my involvement with both the Ethnic Student Center as well as the Western Leadership Advantage played a huge part in the great experience I had here.

One of the things I love most about living in Bellingham is the availability outdoor activities. Whether you like skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, or anything in between, you will definitely love living in Bellingham. You can also catch me in Bellis Fair Mall where I earned my nickname, the Fresh Prince of Bellis Fair.

I am so excited to help prospective students during every step of the college search process so please feel free to contact me at any time!