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William O. Douglas Honors College

Congratulations DHC Grads

Congratulations to all of our 2018 DHC graduates!

DHC Convocation was held on Friday, June 8 to recognize this year's DHC graduates. Provost Katherine Frank opened the ceremony, recalling the history of the DHC and the growth of its programming and faculty over the past 40 years. Provost Frank's opening remarks were followed by a keynote speech by Dr. Warren Street, the founding Director of the DHC, who recalled the early days of the College and expressed his admiration for the accomplishments of the many alums who have since graduated. He regaled his audience with some anecdotes from early DHC days, and left everybody in the audience deeply appreciative for his dedication to the Honors model and his foresight in building the foundations for the strong DHC we have today.

Dr. Warren Street, Founding Director DHC

This years valedictorians were Kateri Mackey-Mosely (public relations) and Jeanette Webster (biology). Ms. Mackey-Mosely spent the 2018 winter quarter interning in Olympia with the Washinton State government and is currently working as the Campaign Manager for  Representative Christine Kilduff's re-election campaign to the State House of Representatives. Following the November elections, she  plans to travel and then find a position focused on public service.

Ms. Jeanette Webster has been accepted to several graduate programs, and plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania to pursue a Post-Baccalaureate in Pre-Health Specialized Studies.

The Outstanding Thesis of the Year Award and Warren Street Thesis Prize was awarded to Ms. Jennifer Marsh for her theoretical and creative work "Poverty Mouth", mentored by Professor Maya Zeller. Honorable mention was given to Ms. Kimberly Smith for her thesis, titled "Writing a Poisonous Book: Queer Representational Anxiety in 19th Century Literature", mentored by Professors Michael Johnson and Christine Sutphin.


Jennifer Marsh receiving the Outstanding Thesis of the Year Award and Warren Street Thesis Prize from Dr. Warren Street.

Following the ceremony graduates, family, faculty and staff enjoyed a reception, reminisced and shared plans for the coming years.



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