Interdisciplinary Arts major Lingling Yuan receives President’s Medal

Lingling Yuan

Lingling Yuan received the President’s Medal at the 2017 University of Washington Commencement on June 13. This award recognizes the graduating senior with the most distinguished academic record. Yuan, originally from Xiamen, China, graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Arts. Despite her academic achievement, Yuan’s focus was on learning to express herself through art, rather than focus on grades. Yuan hopes to enter the K-8 certification program at UW Bothell and become a teacher. “I feel early education is really important,” she said. “That’s why I hope to work with kids.” Learn more about Yuan’s story in the video below, and hear from two of her professors, Kevin Kim and Ted Hiebert: