12-13: Student Excellence

Heather Flaherty of Bellingham has been appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to serve a one-year term as the student trustee at Western Washington University.

As a trustee during the 2013-14 academic year, Flaherty will represent all the citizens of Washington, but give a uniquely valuable…

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard honored seven graduates as Presidential Scholars during Commencement on Saturday, June 15.

Presidential Scholar awards honor top students in six colleges for their exceptional scholarship and service to the university and community.…

If your next job offer came from a health center in a small village at the end of a long dirt road in Rwanda, would you take it?

To Kayla Britt, it sounded like a dream job. The 2009 Communication major is one of 73 Western Washington University alumni who are Peace Corps Volunteers in 38…

Western Washington University student Joe Meyer (Economics and Environmental Studies, Seattle) was a member of a team that won “Best Cleantech Idea” and $2,500 in the University of Washington’s Business Plan Challenge.

“The project is a lot of what Huxley [College…

Students from Western Washington University received awards at the Region 10 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Spring Conference held April 13 at Gonzaga University in Spokane.

Western students won six Mark of Excellence awards given to four-year college students, for their work…

Juniors in Western Washington University’s Industrial Design Program will have their work featured at an exhibit, along with University of Washington students, at 6 p.m. on May 31 on the fourth floor of Tether Inc, at 316 Occidental Ave. in South Seattle.

The class will showcase…

Western Washington University graduates and students have received eight prestigious Fulbright Scholarships this year, a record for the institution and more than doubling its previous best of three.

“This is an outstanding achievement and our congratulations to Western Fulbright…

On April 20, a team of students from Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics were named national finalists at the 2013 Collegiate DECA International Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Joe Sturgeon (Woodinville) and Danny Sullivan (Woodinville), both juniors…

Western Washington University chemistry and engineering technology students helped companies in Bellingham and Seattle to develop testing applications for a spectral pattern identification device that recently won a prestigious Prism Award from SPIE, the international society for optics and…

Western Manufacturing and Supply Chain/Operations Management student team Mitchell Gould (team captain), Crystal Kizanis, Garrett Mark, and Natnael Tekeste won first place in the Milgard Invitational Case Competition on Social Responsibility on April 19.

This is the second year in a row…

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