May 12, 2014
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UW Bothell honors three legislators with Legacy Award
BOTHELL, Wash. – The University of Washington Bothell has announced the winners of its 2014 Legacy Award, which is presented annually to recognize an individual or group of individuals that support the university in its vision and impact on the community. The honorees are Snohomish County Deputy Executive Mark Ericks, state Senator Rosemary McAuliffe and Representative Derek Kilmer.
“These community leaders have demonstrated great support and lifelong commitment to UW Bothell, students and higher education,” says Chancellor Wolf Yeigh. “Thanks to their commitment, UW Bothell has grown and been able to provide access and opportunity to greater numbers of students across the state of Washington.”
Ericks’ and McAuliffe’s legislative support in the expansion of the Washington public higher education system was instrumental in the founding of UW Bothell in 1990.
Kilmer’s and McAuliffe’s commitment to providing education and job opportunities in the STEM field resulted in the allocation of funding for Discovery Hall, home to UW Bothell’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Discovery Hall is the first building to be constructed on the UW campus in more than 10 years; the building will accommodate an additional 1,000 students.
Ericks and McAuliffe will be honored at a reception to be held Saturday, May 17, in Discovery Hall on the UW Bothell campus.
About UW Bothell: With more than 36 undergraduate and graduate degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, UW Bothell emphasizes close student-faculty interaction and critical thinking. UW Bothell builds regional partnerships, inspires change, creates knowledge, shares discoveries and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond. For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.