Longhouse News

June 10, 2020

Senator John McCoy (Tulalip) to Receive Honorary Degree and Award from
The Evergreen State College

The Evergreen State College will bestow an honorary Master of Public Administration degree upon retiring Sen. John McCoy during the College’s virtual commencement ceremony on June 12, 2020. McCoy is slated to receive the 2020 Public Official of the Year award from the college’s Master of Public Administration program earlier that day. Additional plans are underway to endow a scholarship in the senator’s name to support future MPA Tribal Governance students.


Senator John McCoy

Photo : Senator John McCoy (Tulalip) addresses the audience during Paddles Up, a fundraiser for The Evergreen State College’s Longhouse in 2018. McCoy served as co-chair of this event and is known for his long-standing history of supporting education throughout Washington State.

Provost Emerita Dr. Barbara Leigh Smith, and Tina Kuckkahn-Miller, J.D., Vice President for Indigenous Arts, Education and Tribal Relations, have joined forces to establish a scholarship in the senator’s name.

“We are working toward an endowed scholarship fund that will allow the senator’s educational and public service leadership to continue to impact current and future generations,” said Kuckkahn-Miller (Ojibwe). “We encourage anyone who has been inspired by Senator McCoy’s leadership to contribute to the fund at The Evergreen State College Foundation, which we hope to begin distributing during the upcoming academic year.”

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Donations are now being accepted for the Senator McCoy Scholarship.

For the full article, visit the MPA Program page.

For more information:

Honorary Master of Public Administration Degree; MPA Public Official of the Year Award - Michael Craw, Ph.D., MPA Director at crawm@evergreen.edu
Senator John McCoy Scholarship Fund - Tina Kuckkahn-Miller, J.D. at kuckkaht@evergreen.edu

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