Representative Mike Hope Named UW Bothell’s 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

Friday, May 15, 2009
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BOTHELL, Wash. - The University of Washington Bothell is proud to announce Representative Mike Hope as the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award winner.

The award recognizes UW Bothell Alumni who have shown distinguished professional achievements or outstanding community service work since graduating from the institution. Previous winners include Natalie Kay Lang, Vicki Austin and Wendy Hough.

Representative Hope graduated from the UW Bothell in 2006 with a Master's degree in Policy Studies and is the first alumni to ever hold public office. Hope is active in his community, coaching track and wrestling for the local public high school. He and his wife, Sarai, also own Hope's Gym, where they provide a place for student athletes to receive personal training and gain athletic knowledge and improvement. When out of session, Hope lives in Lake Stevens with his wife and their two dogs, Titus and Abigail. To learn more about the UW Bothell Alumni Council, visit

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell was founded in 1990 to serve King and Snohomish counties and north Puget Sound area students seeking bachelor's and master's degrees. UW Bothell offers degree programs in applied computing, business, nursing, education, computing and software systems, interdisciplinary arts and sciences, cultural studies, and policy studies.