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Follow these links to read our latest alumni features. For past features, explore previous years below.
- 2021 Alumni Features
- 2020 Alumni Features
- 2019 Alumni Features
Sharing articles from CWU alumni in the news.
- CWU Alumni in the News
Alejandro Sanchez Ochoa ('17) [10/6/2021] Movers & Shakers: Colorblind photographer Alejandro Sanchez Ochoa's Passion is Vivid
Olivia Olason ('19) [10/5/21] 2021 Student Loan Debt Relief Awardee Named
Jennie Warmouth ('00) [10/1/21] Spruce Elementary Teacher Receives Global Recognition
Tracy Pitzel ('05) [09/23/21] Central Washington University accountant nearly knocks off "Jeopardy!" champion
Megan Roberts ('99) [08/13/21] Kent-Meridian graduate becomes new Covington police chief
Mathew Freiheit ('01) [07/29/21] Xos, Inc. Adds to Leadership Team with Senior Engineering Hires
Joanna Garner [02/21/20] The Intriguing Personality – and Story – Behind ‘100 Heartbreaks’
Mark Hottowe ('82) [09/03/19] Retired educator Mark Hottowe appointed to ESD 112 board
Doug Wood ('89) [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 ('04) [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 ('18) [08/09/18] CWU Alum and ‘Thrift Shop’ singer performs with Seattle Opera
Mary Ann Kerr ('97) [07/22/18] Central Alumna has Nine Books Published, Tenth Coming in September
Mark Perez ('00) [07/15/18] Service Learning Provides CWU Students with Real Life Guam Experience
Claudia McGehee ('85) [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 (PDF)
Douglas A. Munro [03/30/2017] Coast Guard Cutter Named for Hero From Cle Elum
Henri Schock ('07) [02/13/2017] CWU Alumni Bottlehouse Makes 'Best Wine Bar in U.S' Rankings
General James Mattis ('71) [01/20/2017] Ret. General, and CWU Alumni, James Mattis Confirmed as New Secretary of Defense
Camille Jones ('10) [09/19/2016] Elementary-School Teacher from Quincy, and CWU Alumni, Named 2017 Washington Teacher of the Year
Diedre Young ('82, '85) [08/30/16] CWU Alumni Receives Presidential Award in Education for Math and Science Teachers
Katharine Lotze ('12) [8/9/2016] Alumna's California Wildfire Photos Get Published Nationwide
Tim Booth ('00) [07/22/2016] Griffey, a favorite son of Pacific Northwest, awaits Hall
Maju Qureshi ('13) [6/30/16] CWU Alumna Selected for Women and Democracy's Leadership Institute
Tony Johnson ('96) [09/10/15] Chinook's new leader spearheads fight for national recognition
Mike Allen ('74) [09/3/15] Driver Award goes to history professor Mike Allen
Brian Kooser ('12) [08/25/15] Giant puppets to invade Ellensburg
Joe Rotter ('01) and Joel Turner ('98) [08/20/15] Archery event planned in Yakima Canyon
Michelle Price ('88) [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 ('72) [08/5/15] Dr. Thomas F. Meyer named AVMA president-elect
Jason Gaylord ('98) [08/4/15] MHS alum plans to bring privacy, local business power to the Internet
Tom Eckert ('78) [07/31/15] Blackhawk Tech president stepping down after 2015-16 school year
Mark Gudger, ('98) [07/30/15] NKSD teacher of the year joins South Kitsap school
Courtney Jones ('88), Evan Jones ('87), and Kim Jones ('87) [07/30/15] Three generations bond through love of running
Patrick Blair ('13) [07/24/15] Men's Rugby Alum Patrick Blair Earns Bronze at 2015 Pan-Am Games
Nathan Regal ('15) [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 and Miesha Tate [07/14/15] Meet the UFC’s Power Couple
Paul Crawford ('08) [07/11/15] Union Bank names Paul Crawford manager of Totem Lake branch in Kirkland
Heidi Bunker ('96, '99) [06/18/15] New Principal Hired to Lead Centralia Middle School
Linda Hardy ('84) [06/17/15] New principal hired for Kiona-Benton City Elementary
Tim Stanfill ('12) [06/17/15] Vancouver’s Tim Stanfill on U.S. Rugby training squad
Douglas Wood ('87) [06/15/15] Alumnus, Tommy Bahama COO, speaks at CWU graduation
Anthony Langdon ('96) [06/15/15] Kennewick School District Sees Changes in Staffing
Michael Pham ('03) [06/10/15] Auburn man appointed VP at Highline College
Chrissy Yamada 1983 [06/5/15] CFO Chrissy Yamada revitalizes EvergreenHealth after dark days
Letters from the CWU Alumni Association
Follow the links below to read past letters from the CWU Alumni Association.
- 2021 Letters from the Alumni Association
- 2020 Letters from the Alumni Association