UW Bothell Veterans Challenge Coin Ceremony

Twenty-nine graduating veterans were recognized during the Challenge Coin Ceremony held May 29 on the UW Bothell campus. 

In today's modern military, "challenge coins" are presented by a unit commander in recognition of special achievement by a member of a unit. 

Dr. Peter Schmidt spoke at the ceremony, noting the success of graduating veterans is a testament that helps "remember and realize those left behind." Schmidt is project director at the Veterans Training Support Center of the Center for Learning Connections at Edmonds Community College

Each graduating veteran received a coin in appreciation for their military service and also their contributions while here at UW Bothell. Recipients are encouraged to keep them close, as a reminder of their time at UW Bothell.

Those honored were: Myrthe Boekhorst; Gina Bolander; Melanie Burnham; Chelsea Carter; Dylan Dentremont; Beth Dingman; Mitchell Erickson; Scott Gardiner; Arjuna Gupta; Javier Gutierrez; Paul Henderson; Erle Hunter; Concetta Leggio; Jennifer Mancil; Christopher McRae; Cecilia Mariner; Heather Meyer-Love; Brian Miller; BJ Myers; Florizel Negrillo; Scott Pawlak; Sam Putnam; Alexander Tomlin; and Roberto Whyte.

Did You Know?

Forty-eight percent of UW Bothell's first year students are the first in their families to attend college.