UW Bothell Celebrates Veterans’ Day 2010


Date: November 10, 2010
CONTACT: Kelly Snyder - (425) 352-3623 – snyderk@uw.edu

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Associated Students of the University of Washington Bothell (ASUWB) and the Chancellor’s Office hosted a Veterans’ Day Reception on November 8 to commemorate Veterans’ Day 2010.

During the reception, “First Gentleman” Mike Gregoire (Spouse of Governor Chris Gregoire) and Director John Lee from the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs praised the campus for all its efforts in providing assistance to student veterans.

First Gentleman Gregoire, Director Lee and Chancellor Chan signed the Partners for Veteran Supportive Campuses certificate which officially recognizes UW Bothell as a veteran-friendly campus. 

Of the successful event, ASUWB President, Amira Davis, said, “Monday was an incredible day at the University of Washington Bothell.  It was exciting to be recognized for the work that our campus is doing to ensure we are creating a supportive environment for our veteran students.”

For more information, about UW Bothell’s veteran services, please visit the veterans’ website: http://www.uwb.edu/studentservices/veterans

Photograph 1: (Left to Right) ASUWB President, Amira Davis, Student Veterans’ Association President, Sean Alley, “First Gentleman” Mike Gregoire, Director Lee of Washington Department of Veterans Affairs and UW Bothell Chancellor, Kenyon Chan. 

Photograph 2: picture of student, faculty and staff veterans; “First Gentleman” Mike Gregoire; and Director Lee of Washington Department of Veterans Affairs. (Courtesy of Marc Studer, 2010)

About UW Bothell’s Veterans’ Services: Veterans Services provides assistance to students who are entitled to receive educational benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Whether a student is a new applicant for benefits or has used them at previous institutions, Veterans Services is committed to working in partnership to ensure that the process is simple and well-organized.

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. During the 2010-11 academic year, UW Bothell debuted a Bachelor of Science in Biology. It also launched its Bachelor of Science in Nursing at a new Everett location (University Center of North Puget Sound) and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at its Bellevue-based Eastside Leadership Center.