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CWU Alumnus: "Hard Work and Dedication Can Get Me Where I Want to Go

"I struck up a conversation recently with a tall, young man wearing a Central Washington University sweatshirt, called Central Washington State College when I graduated there in 1966. I called out, “Go Wildcats!” to him to break the ice and find out if we were both Central alums.

And an amazing story unfolded. A story about an immigrant’s son, and how our schools and communities are doing to prepare and help our sons and daughters to become full-blown, successful Americans.

Daniel Lee Zavala graduated from CWU in the winter of 2012 with a BS in clinical physiology, and two minors. His minor in Spanish was earned during a three-month independent study in Guadalajara. His minor in athletic training began with CWU classes, and ended with a 400-hour internship shadowing Chelan High School football coach Darren Talley from June to November last year."

Read more of this story in the Wenatchee World.

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