IAS News

Courtney McCurdy advocates for immigrants and refugees

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Alum Courtney McCurdy (’03) is thrilled to become the Refugee Program Consultant for North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. This role enables her to support refugee agencies at a policy level after many years of direct service. McCurdy’s travels and interdisciplinary education have been key to her career path.

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Paula Waters serves the Woodinville community

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Alum Paula Waters (’98, Liberal Studies) attributes her strong commitment to public service to the education she received. “I took an urban studies class at UW Bothell, and it sparked my interest in cities,” she said. “The class helped me learn what makes a city great and how it can function successfully.”

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Stephen Ssemaala to receive UW Bothell's 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award

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IAS is proud to recognize alum Stephen Ssemaala (’03, Global Studies), who will receive UW Bothell's 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award at Commencement on June 13.  Ssemaala, a political refugee from Uganda, is a  lawyer and philanthropist who started a foundation to improve schools in Uganda. ...

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Chris Covey speaks on victory for Bothell's North Creek Forest

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Alum Chris Covey ('03, Policy Studies; '01, Society, Ethics & Human Behavior) and other supporters recently celebrated the acquisition of the final parcel of North Creek Forest. UW Bothell has a long history with saving the forest, a 63.4 acre reserve in the heart of Bothell.  A primary champion has been Friends of North Creek Forest, of which IAS faculty members Warren Gold and Amy Lambert are board members and alum Alice Tsoodle (’13, Environmental Studies) serves as Education Manager. Countless UW Bothell students and alumni have toured, studied, and restored the forest, many though UW’s Restoration Ecology Network program.

As co-president of Friends of North Creek Forest ...

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Zaheeda Edwards shares her career journey

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Zaheeda Edwards (’95, Liberal Studies) is a project manager for the Enterprise Solutions Operations group of CDK Global, a company which provides integrated technological solutions to the automotive retail industry.  Since graduating from UW Bothell, Zaheeda has used her education to bring groups and communities together toward a common goal. This is where her passion lies, and she has found success connecting people, whether in a volunteer setting or when leading and motivating colleagues to achieve project objectives. She has navigated both non-profit and corporate sectors holding roles at Seafair, the University of Washington Alumni Association, UW Bothell, Health Advocacy Strategies, and CDK Global...

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