CWUAlumni NewsAlumni News from the Director: Make Giving a Part of Your Life, 05 Nov 2015 10:16:53<p>Over homecoming weekend I was blessed with the opportunity to connect with Dr. James Brooks who happens to be the only CWU Alum that has also been the President of the University.&nbsp; Interacting with Dr. Brooks and his family it is clear that his life has been about giving and service, a value instilled in each of his children and passed onto his grandchildren. At the age of 90, Dr. Brooks is still giving of his time and knowledge. This past summer he helped the Alumni office host nine different legacy events during Wildcat Orientations, serving as the host and keynote speaker for each group. What became clear over the past several months is how rich a life focused on giving and service can be.</p><p>With the holidays quickly approaching I would like to challenge each of us to consider Winston Churchill’s famous quote “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Consider opportunities to give in your local community. Give of your time and talent to help inspire a young person to achieve new heights, mentor a senior in high school as they consider their next season of life or take some time to mentor your favorite Wildcat when they return home for winter break.</p><p>If you are passionate about education and supporting students like we are then I encourage you to consider giving on December 1, 2015. #‎GivingTuesday‬ is a day for everyone, everywhere, to give. Gifts from new donors and increases in gifts from loyal donors are eligible for a one-to-one match thanks to the generosity of two Central alumni. If you want to support #GivingTuesday we have made it simple:</p><ol style="margin-left: 40px;"><li>Be a social media ambassador and help spread the word about #CWUGivingTuesday.</li><li>Go online and make a credit card gift today at <a href=""></a> &amp; Note #CWUGivingTuesday prompted you to give.</li><li>Write a check with #CWUGivingTuesday on the memo. Send to CWU Foundation, 400 East University Way Ellensburg, WA 98926-7508</li><li>Wait until December 1, 2015, and call 1-800-752-4378 to speak to one of our student workers in the Call Center and make your gift on #GivingTuesday!</li><li>For more information contact Ginny Ann Blackson, Director of Annual Giving,, 509-963-2106.</li></ol><p>Speaking of the Holidays if you are looking for the perfect gift to give to your favorite Alumni consider the gift of Wildcat spirit and tradition by ordering a class ring. Ring bearers will be invited to attend a special ring ceremony taking place Friday May 6, 2016 where they will be welcomed by CWU President, Dr. James L. Gaudino, Student Government President, Ryan Anderson and the Alumni Association President, Mark Johnson along with a special music performance and hosted reception. Order today at <a href=""></a></p><p>Finally, the past year has been an amazing opportunity to serve and grow the Association. We have added more than 1200 new members; welcomed 2 new board members, Dan Ford and Veronica Gomez-Vilchis; honored past board member, Bob Moco; and welcomed our new board President Mark Johnson. Mark Johnson has taken over for Ryan Golze who has given a great deal to ensure the current success of the organization. With the recent additions of Laura Sanchez and Shelley Bush to the association we are excited to finish 2015 on a high note and look forward to serving you further in 2016.</p><p>Go Cats,<br><img alt="" src="/alumni/sites/" style="width: 150px; height: 42px;"><br>Robert Ford<br>Executive Director, CWU Alumni &amp; Constituent Relations</p></ol style="margin-left: 40px;"></br></br></br>A Lifetime of Achievements, 05 Nov 2015 09:53:03<p><img alt="" src="/alumni/sites/" style="width: 500px; height: 266px;"></p><p>Dr. James Brooks first completed a bachelor’s degree in education and social science in 1949 at the then Central Washington College of Education. A CWU alumnus and former faculty member, Dr. Brooks became CWU president at the young age of 35 and served as the university's chief administrator from 1961 through 1978, a total of 17 years. Brooks has the distinctive designation as the only Central graduate appointed to the president's post.</p><p>He was the catalyst for Central Washington College of Education as it transitioned into Central Washington State College in 1961 and finally when it received the name we know today of Central Washington University in 1976. After resigning from his presidency in 1978 he served as a professor of geography for nearly 20 years. He was named Distinguished Alumni and Phi Delta Kappa CWU Educator of the Year in 1986; Distinguished University Professor for Public Service in 89-90 and was a commencement speaker in 1993.</p><p>With the help and support of his wife in 1978, Dr. Brooks established the Friends of the Library Endowment as well as the Brooks-Shaw endowment, which has been awarding scholarships to geography students since 1995.</p><p>The library being named in his honor was planned, built and opened during his administration. Dedicated to enriching the quality of education on campus, Dr. Brooks piloted the restoration of Friends of the Library in 1995, a program of great support to the library. Dr. Brooks has made contributions to CWU as a student, faculty member and leader, and through his role in Friends of the Library.</p><p>His biggest contribution to students happens yearly and has been occurring since 1997.&nbsp; He and wife Lillian have donated to the CWU Foundation annually, and the "interest" from this fund is given each spring to students picked by the Geography Faculty as outstanding recipients of a Brooks-Shaw award (usually $400).&nbsp; In the past, this fund also has entertained and funded requests for assistance with travel costs in order for the student to present a paper at national meetings.</p><p><img alt="" src="/alumni/sites/" style="width: 250px; height: 198px; float: left; margin: 5px;">Dr. Brooks’ greatest accomplishment was the positive impact he had on the thousands of students from all over the world, while raising five of his own with his wife Lillian, four of whom are also CWU Alumni.</p><p>After dedicating more than five decades to supporting Central Washington University, it was only fitting to award Dr. James Brooks with the CWU Lifetime Achievement award.</p>CWU Alums Writing Their Way into History, 05 Nov 2015 09:47:27<p><img alt="" src="/alumni/sites/" style="width: 300px; height: 300px; float: left; margin: 5px;"></p><p>Danny Schmidt, winner of the 2015 Sportswriter of the Year award from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, points to his time at Central Washington University as the reason for his success.</p><p>Schmidt, 24, is a 2013 CWU graduate, with a degree in print journalism. He said the experience he received as a reporter and editor at The Observer, the student-run newspaper at CWU, was particularly helpful in preparing him for a career in journalism.</p><p>Now the prep sports editor for the Marin (CA) Independent Journal, Schmidt, a Seattle-native, won the Sportswriter of the Year award for his work as sports editor of the Daily Record in Ellensburg.</p><p>During his junior year at CWU, Schmidt began freelancing and helping the Daily Record sports editor at the time, Josh Petrie. He then moved into the position of news editor for the Daily Record in the summer of 2012.</p><p>In May 2013, about a month before graduating, Schmidt, who was serving as editor in chief of The Observer, resigned his position with the student paper and accepted the position of sports editor at the Daily Record.</p><p>When asked why he chose to major in print journalism, Schmidt explained that he didn’t become interested in journalism as a career until late in his freshman year, when he was exposed to cable television and ESPN. He then decided to join the staff of The Observer and quickly fell in love with the work.</p><p>Recalling his first assignment for The Observer, Schmidt said he was assigned to cover a pair of CWU women’s basketball games. He said the editors at the time were stressing about reporters being unable to meet a 500-word minimum in their stories. He responded by writing more than 1,300 words about the two games.</p><p>Schmidt moved up through various leadership roles during his time at The Observer, including working as a sports reporter, assistant sports editor, sports editor, news editor, and ending his CWU Observer career as editor in chief during his senior year.</p><p>In the latter role, Schmidt helped guide the paper to a third place award for overall excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists. He attributes the accomplishment to everyone on The Observer team working extremely hard and to the paper’s faculty advisor, Cynthia Mitchell, who he said was a huge help.</p><p>“I definitely wouldn’t be where I am now without my experience in Ellensburg and all of the people who helped me.” Schmidt said.</p><p>Looking to the future, Schmidt said he has two career goals: he would like to try stand-up comedy once in his life and he wants to cover Division-1 Athletics, which he hopes will lead him to covering a professional sports team.</p><p>“One day I would love to write features for a sports magazine like Sports Illustrated or ESPN Magazine,” Schmidt said.</p><p>Schmidt wasn’t the only CWU alum earning recognition in the 2015 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association awards. Other graduates who placed in the annual competition included:</p><p>• Megan Hansen, working at the Whidbey Examiner, who won first place for Best Editorial, second and third places for Best General Short Feature Story, third place for Best Business Feature as well as first and third place for Best Front Page Design.</p><p>• Peter O’Cain, working at the Bremerton Patriot, who won second place for Best Story on the Arts.</p><p>• Eric Pague, working at the Northern Kittitas County Tribune, who won third place for Best Sports Personality Profile.</p>Wildcats Embrace Mentorship Opportunities through Long-Lasting Parke Creek Partnership, 05 Nov 2015 09:44:32<p><img alt="" src="/alumni/sites/" style="width: 500px; height: 259px;"></p><p>There is something to be said about students giving back to their communities in positive ways. There is something even greater to be said about those university alumni who had doors opened for their careers from their time as mentors.</p><p>Parke Creek is a Department of Social and Health Sciences Juvenile Justice Rehabilitation Center that has provided jobs and internship opportunities for several CWU alumni over the years, and continues to do so.</p><p>Central Washington University alumni, and current Wildcats, are doing a great job working with youth in a variety of ways. Due to their ties to the CWU Law and Justice program, and the unique opportunities provided to them through the Parke Creek Juvenile Justice Rehabilitation Center, CWU alumni have received great recognition and career advancement.</p><p>Since 1981, the Parke Creek staff has been devoted to helping young men make better life choices.</p><p>Andre Dickerson, former Parke Creek mentor and CWU alumni, identified Parke Creek as “the first professional development opportunity that led directly to employment and provided both personal and professional growth having no previous law and justice background.”</p><p>Parke Creek Director, Steve Cordero, said the relationship [with CWU] has been fantastic. “It’s a great opportunity for us to recruit students form a diverse background.” Cordero said. He believes there are more than 40 CWU alumni in the department of corrections that have had an experience working for their facility especially because it’s one of the only juvenile corrections facilities in Washington State.</p><p>Speaking with Dr. Chuck Reasons, CWU Professor of Law and Justice, he said the partnership between Parke Creek and CWU was established by the advisory board back when he was the chair of the Law and Justice department back in 1999. “Literally scores of our students have interned there and then went on to become successful professionals in the field.” Reasons said.</p><p><img alt="" src="/alumni/sites/" style="width: 300px; height: 246px; float: left; margin: 5px;">Parke Creek is currently operating with 22 staff members only one of them is not a Central Alum. That support is continuing with the four interns who are set up to start work next quarter, winter 2016. Two of the current staff members include Phillip Wells and Peter Waterman.</p><p>Alyssa Price, 2013 CWU Alum began her Park Creeke journey back in September 2012. She started as an intern and is now a Residential Counselor. “Just being able to help the guys in the many positions I held and impacting their lives in different ways through my different positions was really rewarding.” Price said. “We try to help the youth to become functioning members of society. Parke Creek is just a stepping-stone in their life.”</p><p>When asked how he came about his position at Parke Creek, Ellensburg local and 2003 CWU Alum, Phillip Wells said, “I kind of just fell in love with what I was doing with JRA (Junior Rehabilitation Administration) and the law and justice program. It’s a very worthwhile and humbling experience because you’re working with a group of individuals who are in need of a lot of care, treatment and help. It’s very rewarding.”</p><p>CWU Alum, Keith James, joined the Parke Creek staff with his brother Chris years ago before he was deployed in the Army. When asked about his time working at Parke Creek, Keith said, “it was great to be in a mentor relationship with youth who couldn’t navigate through the trials of life alone. They needed some guidance.”</p><p>Mentorship comes with its own set of challenges. Programs like the one with Parke Creek are helping to equip the next generation to take on the world by incorporating a unique focus of promoting positivity and respect within oneself. “It’s opened up my eyes to a whole new world I didn’t really know was there before I started working here. It’s been great giving them a different perspective on life and helping their way of thinking.” 2013 CWU Alumni Peter Waterman said.</p><p>“It makes me feel like I have worth and value and that I am making a difference. Even if I’m just teaching them something positive, I feel like I’m impacting them in one way or another. If they can just make some changes then I feel like I’m doing my job.” Waterman added.</p><p>When asked what the most rewarding aspect of the mentorship program between the CWU Law and Justice program and Parke Creek, Dr. Reasons simply stated, “To see the eagerness and excitement of these young men when they participate in sessions we’ve provided them; their eagerness and happiness is rewarding.”</p><p>CWU 2005 alum Emilio Iniguez started his journey with Parke Creek as an on call in 2006. In 2011 he helped opened Sunrise Community Facility in Ephrata. Then, on October 1, 2015 Iniguez became the community facility administrator for Sunrise Community Facility. “This is a job where everything you do can be applied to your daily life, helping you to grow both personally and professionally. Interacting with these young people is a very humbling experience.” Iniguez said.<br><br>“A lot of these kids need help and if people don’t know who we are and what we do, then how are we going to help those who need us?” Waterman said.</p></br></br>Central Washington University Alumni Association Honors Distinguished Alumni of the University, 30 Oct 2015 14:58:02<p>The Central Washington University Alumni Association recently recognized six outstanding Wildcat alumni for their professional achievements and their ongoing support and commitment to the university.</p><p>The six were presented with 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards, which recognize CWU graduates who have made a name in their fields, earned respect among colleagues and in the general community, and who have had an impact on a regional, national and/or international level.</p><p>The awards were presented during the alumni association’s annual Distinguished Alumni Award dinner, held on Homecoming weekend.</p><p>“It’s really an honor to come back here and see how much the university has grown,” noted Dr. Mimi Healy, who received the Distinguished Alumni award for the College of the Sciences. “Central brought everything together for me and I really appreciate it.”</p><p>Healy is president and CEO of Lasergen, a start-up biotechnology company focused on developing chemistries for next-generation sequencing and cutting-edge medical diagnostics</p><p>Another alumna, Jada Rupley, who earned the the Distinguished Alumni award for the College of Education and Professional Studies, echoed those sentiments and added, “I went into education to make a difference and I think that education made a difference in me.”</p><p>Robert Dohrmann, now an art professor at the University of Oklahoma, was honored with the Distinguished Alumni award for the College of Arts and Humanities for his research and artistic abilities pertaining to web-based media.</p><p>In accepting the award, Dohrmann said he had made many detours along his educational path, including wanting to be a rock star. “Like I like to tell the Seattle Seahawks, I like to say it’s not how you start it’s how you finish,” he said.</p><p>Several award recipients attributed their successes to the many lasting personal relationships they developed while on Central’s campus.</p><p>“I just want to say I love Central. Central really taught me a lot. One of the reasons I found myself was the caring faculty,” said Jeff Hensler, named the Distinguished Alumni for the College of Business. Hensler is Senior Financial Consultant and Partner for Sound Consulting Services.</p><p><br>“The relationships that I’ve established here at Central have really helped me grow as a person,” added Melissa Triber, who was presented the Recent Graduate Distinguished Alumni Award. Triber is a Los Angeles-based celebrity wardrobe stylist.</p><p>“My job is all about giving customers or talent confidence and being able to express that through clothing. It’s all about them being comfortable in what they’re wearing,” Triber said. “I just really appreciate all the opportunities that I got from being here and how that translated to me helping others finding their confidence.”</p><p>The Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to James Brooks, former president of CWU (1961-1975), who is the only Central graduate to have ever served as university president.</p><p>“Central has been extremely important to me, obviously, and it’s been very important to my family,” Brooks said. “I’ll always look back at all that Central did for me and all it did for many, many others and I’m very proud.”</p><p>For more information on the CWU Alumni Association go to:</p></br>Justice Mary Yu to Speak at CWU Latino/Latina Welcome Reception on October 12, 09 Oct 2015 07:36:22<p><img alt="" src="/alumni/sites/" style="width: 121px; height: 170px; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;">Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu will be the featured speaker at a special reception from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on October 12 sponsored by the Central Washington University Latino/Latina Alumni Association.</p><p>Yu’s appearance is part of the alumni group’s annual Welcome Back Picnic for CWU students, which will be held in President’s Reception Area on D Street.</p><p>“We’re honored to have Justice Yu participate in our event because she is not only a dynamic public servant but she is an important role model,” said Manuel Rodriguez, director of the CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement and co-chair of the CWU Latino/Latina Alumni Association. “She has a compelling personal story that I think students will enjoy hearing.”</p><p>Washington Governor Jay Inslee appointed Yu to the Washington Supreme Court in 2014. She is the first openly LGBTQ member of the court as well as the first of Asian descent and the third of Hispanic descent.</p><p>In addition to Yu’s presentation, the event, which is free and open to the pubic, will include Latin food, music provided by Mariachi del Centro and 88.1 The Burg and brief remarks by CWU President James Gaudino and Yazmin Aguilar, student representative on the CWU Board of Trustees.</p><p>For more information about the event, contact the CWU Latino/Latina Alumni Association, or Manuel Rodriguez at 509-963-1850, or by email at</p><p>Media contact: Rich Moreno, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-2714,</p>Letter from the Director: Always a Wildcat, 08 Oct 2015 12:46:41<p>Just eleven months ago I was honored to meet with Alumni President, Ryan Golze for the first time as a candidate for the Executive Director of the Alumni Association. Reflecting on the past year it is clear that his leadership has helped preserve a foundation for the current success and growth the association is experiencing today. Ryan’s favorite quote: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” by Mahatma Gandhi has helped to guide his leadership and is certainly helping to guide the future direction of the Alumni Association. With Ryan’s presidential term coming to a close the end of this month I want to personally thank him for his dedication and service to the board. One thing is certain that president elect, Mark Johnson will inherit an organization on the rise, with enhanced organizational alignment and renewed energy.</p><p>In just a few short weeks we will welcome alumni, family and friends back to Ellensburg for homecoming October 19th – 24th. The week is packed with events happening every day and perhaps the most exciting event will be the coveted Distinguished Alumni and 50 Year Reunion Awards Banquet taking place Friday night. We will not only present the class of 65’ Alum with special medallions but we will also recognize Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees: Mimi Healy ‘95 –College of the Sciences, Robert Dohrmann ‘89 –College of Arts &amp; Humanities, Jeff Hensler ‘98 –College of Business, Jada Rupley ’73- College of Education and Professional Studies Melissa Triber ‘09 –Recent Graduate Award, and a special surprise–Lifetime Service Award.</p><p>In addition to the Awards Banquet the university will also be celebrating the renaming of D Street to “Wildcat Way”. This is the result of a student government led initiative that was approved by the Ellensburg City Council on October 6th.&nbsp; Friday night October 23rd, the Alumni Association will host a reception at the Iron horse Brew Pub (Main Street) kicking off at 9:00 pm.&nbsp; Saturday morning at 10:00 am just before the dedication of the Wildcat Statue, the alumni association will hold their annual members meeting in Holmes Dining. Current members of the alumni association are invited to the no host brunch (tickets can be purchased at the door) were the association will provide an update on the associations activity over the past year along with a preview of the new alumni association website coming soon.</p><p>On Saturday October 24th at 11:00 am on the Student Union and Recreation Center east patio, the university will dedicate a new Wildcat Statue that is quickly becoming the most photographed feature on the University’s main campus in Ellensburg. Make sure you bring your Wildcat jersey so you can head straight to the Fan Zone following the dedication as we get ready to take on <a href=";w=5ae2d9919fd76f6f4d59d8b3ae2a4282&amp;vqitq=8ad87ff7-3d55-482f-918a-67e45f0fdc23&amp;vqitp=8c09ca39-9594-48b3-b92f-65937f9d8bc7&amp;vqitts=1444292226&amp;vqitc=vendini&amp;vqite=itlwww&amp;vqitrt=Safetynet&amp;vqith=34c58ce3f443cd9a125dff71bb6aaeea">Humboldt at 1:00 pm</a>. If you are looking to purchase your <a href="">class ring, Josten’s</a> will be on hand at the Football game so you can try on rings and place your order in person during the homecoming game!</p><p>If all this excitement around homecoming doesn’t align with your schedule don’t worry as Stacey Robertson, chair of the Mass Incarceration steering committee and dean of Central Washington University’s College of Arts and Humanities invites you to attend Locked Up and Locked Down: CWU Opens Bold Dialogue on Mass Incarceration. On October 26th at 7:30 pm, David Fathi will present on “Mass Incarceration, Race and Human Rights.” For more information about Mass Incarceration and the yearlong calendar of events focused on the topic go to <a href=""></a></p><p>Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t highlight the amazing work of Ashley Gillum our Director for Program Development. Over the past two months Ashley has helped launch several new programs including a new Travel program and <a href="">Alumni Access</a> both of which deliver some exciting opportunities for our current members to save big on everyday purchases and travel safe with our preferred partners. Ashley is also spearheading our monthly engagement of events in Yakima so mark your calendars for November 11, 2015 and join us at Creekside West for a great evening of networking, amazing food and drinks. We look forward to seeing you in just two short weeks.</p><p>Always a Wildcat!</p><p>Regards,<br><img alt="" src="/alumni/sites/" style="width: 150px; height: 42px;"><br>Bob Ford<br>Executive Director, CWU Alumni Association</p></br></br></br>Central Alum Soars to New Heights, 08 Oct 2015 12:00:13<p><img alt="" src="/alumni/sites/" style="width: 251px; height: 315px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;">Central Washington University prides itself on the fact that their students are actively encouraged to take advantage of challenges and adventure upon completion of their time at CWU. Some alumni end up in careers they wouldn’t have originally thought of; while others, such as 1989 graduate Captain John Ladner, land right where they wanted to.</p><p>A Poulsbo, WA native, Ladner came to CWU with big ambitions. It was here that he decided to pursue his Applied Science degree with his specialization in Flight Technology. Capt. Ladner holds degrees from both Big Bend Community College and Central Washington University. In 2014, he also completed the University of Washington's Executive Master of Business Administration program.</p><p>After graduation in 1989, Ladner went to Anchorage, AK to begin his aviation career. He landed his first job as a co-pilot on a Twin Otter for Era Aviation in May of 1989 and spent seven years flying multiple aircraft around the state of Alaska. It wasn’t until 1996 that Ladner was hired on as a co-pilot on the Boeing 737 for Alaska Airlines, shortly being upgraded to Captain in 2001. While Ladner attributes his successes to his time at CWU, he said he chose Central because the programs aligned with his career goals.</p><p>Ladner has held multiple roles during his 20 year residency at Alaska Airlines, including: B737 Instructor, Check Airman, Instructor Evaluator, Seattle Base Chief Pilot, Director of Operations, Managing Director Seattle Airport Operations, and now his current role as the Managing Director of Fleet, Standards and Operational Control, a position he previously held in 2010-2011. When asked what his favorite job has been, Ladner replied, “I’ve learned so much from each of the roles I’ve held and the great people I’ve had the opportunity to interact with. If I had to pick one as my favorite it would probably be the role of a Check Airman on the 737.”</p><p>When asked what the most challenging part of his job was, Ladner responded, “A significant challenge in the airline industry is the amount of change that’s required to stay relevant and competitive. The changes come in the form of technology enhancements, regulatory changes and interpretations, the competitive landscape, and the cyclical nature of the business.”</p><p><img alt="" src="/alumni/sites/" style="width: 300px; height: 200px; float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;">Reminiscing on his time at Central, Ladner reflected fondly on his extra-curricular activities. He remembers his time spent playing intramural flag football and participating in the Business and Economics club on campus. But his favorite memory at Central was getting engaged to his wife while they were both still attending CWU. When Ladner is not traveling to far off places like Ireland, Scotland, India or Dubai, he likes to spend time with his wife, CWU alum Kristi Ladner, and their two daughters, Melissa and Amanda Ladner. With one daughter recently graduated from New York University and the other currently attending Central, what more could be asked?</p><p>In response to the question of what the future holds for him, Captain John Ladner says he hopes to contribute to the success of Alaska Airlines for the remainder of his career. It is safe to say that Central Washington University plays a pivotal role in shaping bright and successful futures for our alum.</p>Alumni Brick Program, 08 Oct 2015 11:11:51<p><img alt="" src="/alumni/sites/" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;"></p><p>CWU’s Alumni Association has re-launched the Brick by Brick program!</p><p>With your generous donation of $250.00, you can support CWU Alumni Scholarships and the newly created Student Alumni Association. It will be your chance to salute the past, capture the present, and help ignite the future of students. Your personalized brick will create a legacy that provides a foundation for both current and future students, and will be located in the Alumni Walk. The Alumni Walk established in 1991 is nestled in Barge Hall courtyard accented by the fountains. Already a supporter of the Alumni Walk? We have a program for you, for $100.00 your brick can be refreshed to its original luster.</p><p>Your name on the Alumni Walk will be an inspiration for future WILDCATS – a lasting tribute to your Wildcat pride.</p><h3><a href="/alumni/node/3067">Click here to purchase your brick Today!</a></h3><p><em>For more information, please call (509) 963-2160.</em></p><p><em>*Brick engraving will be completed in mid-April 2016 depending on weather </em>conditions.</p>Mark Your Calendar for Central’s Day of Giving, 08 Oct 2015 11:02:16<p><img alt="" src="/alumni/sites/" style="width: 500px; height: 500px;"></p><p>Mark your calendar for Central’s Day of Giving: Tuesday, December 1, 2015</p><p>Central Washington University has joined #Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students—from around the world who will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.</p><p>It’s a simple idea and we hope you’ll be a part of this special day. Mark your calendar now for Tuesday, December 1, 2015, and watch for additional details about how you can <a href="">make a difference</a> on #GivingTuesday.</p>