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Collage of Outstanding Graduates from Woodring, Honors College and interdisciplinary programs
Published Friday, July 15, 2022 - 11:52am

More than 60 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2021-22 academic year. Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor…

Collage of CSE outstanding graduates
Published Friday, July 15, 2022 - 11:35am

More than 60 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2021-22 academic year. Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor…

Collage of Outstanding Graduates from the Social Sciences division of CHSS
Published Friday, July 15, 2022 - 11:28am

More than 60 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2021-22 academic year. Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor…

Collage of Outstanding Graduates from the Humanities Division of CHSS
Published Friday, July 15, 2022 - 11:09am

More than 60 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2021-22 academic year. Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor…

collage of Outstanding Graduates from CFPA and the College of the Environment
Published Friday, July 15, 2022 - 11:04am

More than 60 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2021-22 academic year. Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor…

Collage of CBE outstanding graduates
Published Friday, July 15, 2022 - 10:58am

More than 60 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2021-22 academic year. Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor…

Students walk among the ancient stone walls of Ingapirca toward the Temple of the Sun.
Published Friday, July 15, 2022 - 10:27am

Day 10 of the Honors College study abroad in Ecuador saw the group leave Riobamba for the road to Cuenca, stopping to tour the towns of Alausí and Biblián , as well as historical sites along the way, including the first Catholic Church in Ecuador, Iglesia de Balbanera, founded in 1534. The group…

The group gathers on flat ground with snow-capped Chimborazo in the background as the clouds clear up.
Published Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 10:15am

Day 9 of the Honors College study abroad in Ecuador saw the group climb from the mid altitude cloud forest city of Baños - probably the favorite town of the trip so far for the group because of its friendly, laid-back vibe - to the high altitude city of Riobamba. Along the way was an incredibly…

Students pose for a picture on the shores of Rio Napo, one of Ecuador‘s largest tributaries of the Amazon, beneath a rainbow that arches over the jungle on the other shore.
Published Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 8:36am

Today is a travel day for the Honors College study abroad group, leaving Baños for Riobamba. In between, the group will be stopping for a hike around the slopes of Chimborazo, Ecuador’s highest peak. Because this activity won’t be completed until after Western Today’s deadline, we will bring you…

A student holds out their hands to catch the spray from the powerful Pailon del Diablo waterfall as they stand on a nearby walkway.
Published Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 10:15am

Day eight for the Honors College study abroad program in Ecuador saw the group sally from its new base camp in the city of Baños. Nestled in the Andean cloud forest at about 6,000 feet at the foot of the active volcano Tungurahua, Baños is the gateway town between both the Andes highlands and the…