Rebecca Beardsall, Senior Director of Marketing, Conferences and Publishing (Extended Education) reads almost 100 books a year. Why does she read so much you ask? To open up the world.
One of the many things that makes Western so unique is its abundance of art. The University has been collecting sculptures since 1960 and now has a nationally acknowledged Outdoor Sculpture Collection. Western's collection began with James Fitzgerald’s “Rain Forest,” and has now grown to include over 36 different sculptures.
WWU students have presented several different interpretations for each sculpture on campus. While the true meaning is left up to the artist, each perspective offers a new understanding of the artwork and of our world.
Suzan Bartee graduated from Western Washington University’s Human Services program located in Everett in 2014. She now works as an employment specialist at TRAC Associates in Seattle. Bartee recently shared some thoughts on her experience as a Western student:
Q: What was the deciding factor that led you to choose Western?
A: I respected Western’s reputation for quality education at affordable state school prices. I was able to go to classes in Everett at the Everett University Center, which made the program doable for me.
Attn: Tenured, Tenure Track and Benefits-Eligible Non-Tenure-Track Faculty:
As long as I remember, I’ve loved to write.
After hearing positive reviews from former students about Western Washington University’s Educational Administration program in Bremerton, Stephanie Brush decided to do some research.
Already knowing she liked Western’s positive reputation among her colleagues, she was pleased to learn she could have face-to-face coursework with the opportunity to meet regularly with professors and learn alongside classmates, all while learning at a location convenient to her.
Amy McClellan is proud of attending Western in Everett and earning her Master in Teaching degree. She commented that Western set her apart from other candidates when applying for a teaching position. Watch her story of becoming a high school English teacher here and learn more about Western’s MIT program by visiting wwu.edu/MIT.
Educational Administration alumnus Amy Reisner decided to attend Western Washington University’s Bellingham campus after hearing recommendations from colleagues. However, Reisner knew about Western’s Woodring College of Education’s reputation well before hearing about it from others.
It was during Reisner’s time at Western’s Bellingham campus that she not only learned the value of research skills and improved her ability to do literature reviews, but learned how to be a successful principal.
Zachary Yarbrough is a recent graduate of Western Washington University’s business administration program. Yarbrough, who attended Western’s Poulsbo location , recently provided some answers about his experience in the program before moving to Southern California.
What was the deciding factor that led you to choose Western?
It was the closest school that had in-person classes for a bachelor’s program.
What was your experience at Western’s Poulsbo campus like?
Returning to school can be stressful. Managing a job and caring for a family can be enough responsibility for many people; but recent Western Washington University graduate Dustin Nicholson isn’t one of those people.
Nicholson enrolled in Western’s Rehabilitation Counseling graduate program in Everett after hearing about the campus and faculty from co-workers.