Faculty at Western Washington University recently honored several graduates by naming them “outstanding” in their given field. One graduate can be nominated per academic department.
Recipients, their hometowns and departments they’re being honored by are listed below.
Kalene E. Barry, Ferndale, Modern and Classical Languages.
Chloe Blumenstein, Kingston, Special Education.
Rachel Christman, Tacoma, Physical Education, Health and Recreation.
Forrest Copeland, Spokane, Engineering Technology.
Molly Ann Daugherty, Puyallup, Physical Education, Health and Recreation.
Heather Davidson, Bellingham, Communications.
Deanna Davis, Spokane, Fine and Performing Arts.
John Davis, Shelton, Accounting.
Katherine Dreke, Arlington, Journalism.
Eric Fecht, Lynden, History.
Kelsi K. Franzen, Coupeville, Environmental Studies.
Maribel Galvan, Kent, American Culture Studies.
Christina Grace Garcia, Hoquiam, English.
Ian M. Grettenberger, Olympia, Biology.
John Harkness, Bellevue, Behavioral Neuroscience.
Nathaniel S. Ingroum, Bonney Lake, Elementary Education.
Gina Kim, Everett, Sociology. (Note: Gina is also one of seven 2009 WWU Presidential Scholars.)
Gregory S. Kubitz, Kelso, Mathematics.
James LeDuc, Portland, Ore., Psychology.
Megan Light, Auburn, Secondary Education.
Tyler Llewellyn, Wilbur, Environmental Science.
Malori McKenzie, Renton, College of Business and Economics.
Sharde Mills, Spokane, Liberal Studies.
Tyler Scott Morgan, Lake Forest Park, Economics.
Abigail Quarterman, Seattle, Physical Edcuation and Health and Recreation.
Jeffrey Shearer, Redmond, Finance and Marketing.
Michael E. Taron, Everson, Computer Science.
Leslie Umberger, Bellingham, Canadian American Studies. (note: I did a profile about Umberger, who was diagnosed with and beat cancer while being a student. You can read the profile here.
Elizabeth “Katie” Vliet, Rochester, Anthropology.
Tish L. Watson, Bellingham, Communication Sciences & Disorders.
Byron Yee, Issaquah, Theatre Arts.