Congratulations to the Class of 2012
UW Bothell’s 21st Commencement ceremony was a true record-setter. During the event, which was held June 10 in the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, an unprecedented 1,300 baccalaureate and master’s degrees were awarded, and 48 students were recognized for receiving their Washington State teaching certificates. UW Bothell also awarded its first Master of Computing and Software Systems degrees.
Keynote Speaker Wendy Lawrence, former NASA astronaut and retired Navy Captain, counseled the graduates to pursue significance, to ask “how do you want to be remembered? What will your legacy be?” Lawrence regaled the graduates, families and friends with personal examples from her own career as an astronaut and naval officer. As is tradition, the outgoing ASUWB president delivered the student address. In his speech, Frederick Hensen acknowledged the faculty, and urged his classmates to stridently follow their passions while committing themselves to the public good.
During the ceremony, a number of students, faculty and alumni were honored for exemplary performance including: Chancellor’s Medalists, R. Christopher Randall and Jebediah Pavleas; President’s Medalist, Christopher Duong; UW Bothell Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, Holli Martinez; and Leslie Ashbaugh, Distinguished Teaching Award.
Recent graduates are encouraged to keep their inner Huskies wellfed by joining the UW Alumni Association. Learn more at uwb.edu/ alumni/newgrads. Alumni are invited to send news and career updates to firstname.lastname@example.org for possible inclusion in future issues of Insight.