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CWU Alumni in the News

Amy Rivers ('00) [03/15/2021]
Award-Winning Novelist, CWU Alum Amy Rivers Pens New Series: Complicit

Brent Gentling ('08) [01/21/2021]
Seattle-area DIY guy's videos more popular than ever now that we're all staying home

Mackenzie Adams ('18) [01/20/2021]
Lake Stevens teacher who went viral for virtual lessons to be featured on Biden's primetime special

Representative Debra Lekanoff ('01), Jessie Martin ('17), and AlexHarrington ('20) [01/06/2021]
CWU Alumni on Transition Team of Washington State Treasurer

Riley Kizziar [01/01/2021]
The 2020 Favorite Photo Exhibition

Amanda Taylor Kunz [12/04/2020]
Grammy News: säje Lands Grammy Nomination for “Desert Song”

Joe Coscarart ('91) [12/15/2020]
Selah Principal is Recipient of 2nd Annual Sheriff Brian Winter School Safety Award

Brendon Kensel [06/16/2020]
Brendon Kensel of PrimaHealth Credit: “How We Plan To Rebuild In The Post COVID Economy”

Joanna Garner [02/21/2020]
The Intriguing Personality – and Story – Behind ‘100 Heartbreaks’

Previous Articles

Mark Hottowe 1982 [09/03/19]
Retired educator Mark Hottowe appointed to ESD 112 board

Doug Wood 1989 [03/04/19]
Eminent Conglomerate CEO Discusses Leadership Principals with CWU Students

Vania Zuno [10/26/18]
Working Overtime: Vania Zuno of 5 Salsas

Joy Egbejimba 2004 [08/13/18]
CWU Alumna Takes America's Fashion Scene by Storm

Lori Erickson [08/10/2018]
CWU Alumna Helps Create Lean Learning Experience

Michael Wansley 2018 [08/09/18]
CWU Alum and ‘Thrift Shop’ singer performs with Seattle Opera

Mary Ann Kerr 1997 [07/22/18]
Central Alumna has Nine Books Published, Tenth Coming in September

Mark Perez 2000 [07/15/18]
Service Learning Provides CWU Students with Real Life Guam Experience

Claudia McGehee 1985 [04/20/18]

2018 Green Earth Book Winners Announced

Brock Tidball [5/16/17]
CWU Alumna Throws Out First Pitch At Seattle Mariners Game

Amy Hanson [3/31/17]

Washington State's Top 50 Women-Owned Companies

Douglas A. Munro [03/30/2017]

Coast Guard Cutter Named for Hero From Cle Elum

Henri Schock 2007 [02/13/2017]

CWU Alumni Bottlehouse Makes 'Best Wine Bar in U.S' Rankings

General James Mattis 1971 [01/20/2017]
Ret. General, and CWU Alumni, James Mattis Confirmed as New Secretary of Defense

Camille Jones 2010 [09/19/2016]
Elementary-School Teacher from Quincy, and CWU Alumni, Named 2017 Washington Teacher of the Year

Diedre Young 1982 and 1985 [08/30/16]
CWU Alumni Receives Presidential Award in Education for Math and Science Teachers

Katharine Lotze 2012 [8/9/2016]
Alumna's California Wildfire Photos Get Published Nationwide

Tim Booth 2000 [07/22/2016]
Griffey, a favorite son of Pacific Northwest, awaits Hall

Maju Qureshi 2013 [6/30/16]
CWU Alumna Selected for Women and Democracy's Leadership Institute

Tony Johnson 1996 [09/10/15]
Chinook's new leader spearheads fight for national recognition

Mike Allen 1974 [09/3/15]
Driver Award goes to history professor Mike Allen

Brian Kooser 2012 [08/25/15]
Giant puppets to invade Ellensburg

Joe Rotter 2001 and Joel Turner 1998 [08/20/15]

Archery event planned in Yakima Canyon

Michelle Price 1988 [08/20/15]
Making a difference is motivation for Michelle Price

Miesha Tate, ND [08/12/15]
Tacoma UFC star Miesha Tate: ‘I wanna be next to fight Rousey’

Michael Wansley ND [08/7/15]
‘Thrift Shop’ star Wanz returns to software testing job after ‘surreal’ year on tour with Macklemore

Thomas Meyer 1972 [08/5/15]
Dr. Thomas F. Meyer named AVMA president-elect

Jason Gaylord 1998 [08/4/15]
MHS alum plans to bring privacy, local business power to the Internet

Tom Eckert 1978 [07/31/15]
Blackhawk Tech president stepping down after 2015-16 school year

Mark Gudger, 1998 [07/30/15]
NKSD teacher of the year joins South Kitsap school

Courtney Jones 1988 and Evan Jones 1987 and Kim Jones 1987 [07/30/15]
Three generations bond through love of running

Patrick Blair 2013 [07/24/15]
Men's Rugby Alum Patrick Blair Earns Bronze at 2015 Pan-Am Games

Nathan Regal 2015 [07/20/15]
Sedro Woolley man joins Port of Sunnyside staff

Kelly Noyes 2008 [07/17/15]
New internal medicine doctor at KVH

Bryan Caraway ND and Miesha Tate ND [07/14/15]
Meet the UFC’s Power Couple

Paul Crawford 2008 [07/11/15]
Union Bank names Paul Crawford manager of Totem Lake branch in Kirkland

Heidi Bunker 1996, 1999 [06/18/15]
New Principal Hired to Lead Centralia Middle School

Linda Hardy 1984 [06/17/15]
New principal hired for Kiona-Benton City Elementary

Tim Stanfill 2012 [06/17/15]
Vancouver’s Tim Stanfill on U.S. Rugby training squad

Douglas Wood 1987 [06/15/15]
Alumnus, Tommy Bahama COO, speaks at CWU graduation

Anthony Langdon 1996 [06/15/15]
Kennewick School District Sees Changes in Staffing

Michael Pham 2003 [06/10/15]
Auburn man appointed VP at Highline College

Chrissy Yamada 1983 [06/5/15]
CFO Chrissy Yamada revitalizes EvergreenHealth after dark days

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