Evergreen News & Stories

An Evening with George Takei

Headshot of George Takei

The Cal Anderson Memorial Lecture Series presents 

An Evening with George Takei

Zoom Webinar

November 10, 2020
5:30 pm PT (Doors at 5:20 pm)
Moderated Conversation and Q&A

Advance registration is required

Free and open to the public.

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Evergreen Recognizes DSHS Secretary Cheryl Strange for Commitment to Public Service

Headshot of Cheryl Strange Secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services and winner of the 2020 Joseph A. Dear Award

The Evergreen State College recognized Cheryl Strange ‘88, Secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services, with the Joseph Albert Dear Distinguished Alumni Award on Saturday, October 17. The award was presented during Return to Evergreen, the college’s annual homecoming event. 

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The Evergreen State College Levels Up Support and Programming for First-Year Students

Evergreen student reading handbook under tree on campus

Thanks to four years of planning and development, The Evergreen State College is welcoming 2020’s first-year students with its most robust offering of First-Year Experience programming in the college’s history. With a special eye on supporting the needs of first-generation and low-income students, Evergreen has developed a system that helps first-year students be successful while building support structures for students who might fall behind.

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New Evergreen Student Trustee Brings Wide-Angle View

Portrait of Evergreen Student Trustee Melinda Bratsch-Horsager

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Melinda Bratsch-Horsager to serve as the newest student member of The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees. A voting member of the board, the student trustee represents the voice of their peers.

“I’m excited for this new role and to share the student perspective. My experience and involvement at Evergreen allow me to bring a wide-angle view of the college to the board,” said Bratsch-Horsager. “Evergreen believes that all voices should be heard and I’m ready to bring my voice to the table.”

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Evergreen Ranked #1 for Innovation

Purce Hall located on Evergreen's Olympia Campus

The Evergreen State College has tied with California Polytechnic State University as the most innovative regional university in the western U.S., according to the 2021 U.S. News and World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released earlier this week. 

Evergreen also landed as #6 in building effective learning communities and #9 in best undergraduate teaching.

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