Department of Human Services and Rehabilitation

Emily Stochel, the 2017 Outstanding Graduate in Human Services, is now working in her dream job as a case manager for teens and young adults navigating the foster care system.

Right after Winter Commencement in March, Stochel went to work with four other case managers at Youthnet’s…

Jill Mount, an assistant professor of Human Services and Rehabilitation at Western Washington University, has had her article "Barriers to and Facilitators of Health for Latina Undergraduate Students" published in the "Journal of Hispanic Higher Education."

Since the demise of the auto row, south Viking Avenue has had an identity crisis.

An eclectic mix of businesses, and some large chunks of vacant real estate, line the thoroughfare. If you were so inclined, you could get the car worked on, grab a bite to eat, buy stuff for the house, get a…

North Whidbey Help House’s “Feed the Need” food drive was a success Monday with more food items brought in than a year ago.

During the annual food drive, about 3,100 items were donated during the five-and-a-half-hour collection from grocery stores around Oak Harbor. More than 50…

The Department of Human Services and Rehabilitation at Western Washington Unviersity plans to change its name to the Department of Health and Community Studies effective fall 2015.

The change is being made to better identify the shared values and characteristics of the department's…

Vernon Johnson, a professor of political science at Western Washington University, is having his co-authored, peer-reviewed chapter "NGO-Government Interactions in South Africa: The Possibility of Cross-sector Cooperation" published in a volume titled "Contentious Politics in…

Jill Mount, an assistant professor of Human Services and Rehabilitation at Western Washington University, presented at the 5th International Nurse Education Conference June 22 to 25, 2014, in Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands. The title of her presentation, which she co-presented with WWU…

A group of students from Western Washington University and Squalicum High School have taken the reins of a service-learning project started by former Squalicum student Hannah Dashiell, who was tragically killed in a car accident on Jan. 5.

The philanthropy, the Whatcom County version of…

Jennye Cooper is picking up a lot of new skills these days.

Most recently, she became a certified car-seat technician. That means she can teach parents to properly install and use child-safety seats.

Cooper is the new public educator…

Robert Joe Lawson, 61, passed away June 6 in Lynden. He was born Sept. 9, 1950, in Seattle to Robert C. Lawson and Winifred "Rocky" Lawson Rush. He was raised in Carnation.

Lawson attended Western Washington University for both his bachelor's and master's degrees.…

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