FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 24, 2010
CONTACT: Ina Zajac, (425) 352-5461, IZajac@uwb.edu
BOTHELL, Wash. - The University of Washington Bothell is proud to announce Dr. Mahnaz Aflatooni Javid as the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award winner.
This prestigious award recognizes UW Bothell alumni who have shown distinguished professional achievements or outstanding community service work since graduating from the institution. Previous winners include Representative Mike Hope, Natalie Kay Lang, and Wendy Hough.
Dr. Javid, currently the Vice President of Global Learning and Development for Avanade, a high-tech consultancy, graduated from UW Bothell in 1995 with a Masters in Education. She then went on to earn a doctorate in educational leadership, with a focus on educational technologies and human-software interfaces from Seattle University. She is passionate about people and organizational capability development and is an expert in the integration of technology across disciplines to enhance learning.
Dr. Javid is also committed to, and has been involved in community service and social and economic development projects in the U.S., South and Central America, and Africa for the past 15 years. She is one of the founding members of the Mona Foundation (www.monafoundation.org), a non-profit organization supporting grassroots educational initiatives committed to raising the status of women and girls in the U.S. and abroad. Additionally, she is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions and is a frequent presenter at conferences focused on educational leadership.
This prestigious award was presented to Dr. Javid at UW Bothell’s 19th Annual Commencement on June 13, 2010.
To learn more about this prestigious award visit www.uwb.edu/alumni.
About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. UW Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operation during the 2009-10 academic year with the opening of student housing, an access ramp connecting the campus to SR522, and new degrees including a Master of Computing and Software Systems (MSCSS), and a Leadership Master of Business Administration (L-MBA) at an offsite location in Bellevue, WA.