Evergreen Grad Inspires Kindness and Courage in the Community

Simon Calcavecchia

Simon Calcavecchia, children’s author and motivational speaker, talks to young people about disability, disappointment and overcoming 

 

To say that Simon Calcavecchia has made the best of a difficult situation would be an understatement. A motivational speaker and children’s book author, he spreads a message of hope and perseverance throughout his work, simultaneously educating young people in disability awareness and the power of positive thinking.

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Evergreen Grad Uses Life Lessons to Help Change Other's Lives

Annie-Blackledge

Evergreen graduate Annie Blackledge ’97 has dedicated much of her adult life to public service, working in a variety of capacities to improve the lives of others and bring positive change to the world. Blackledge continues to do that in her current position as executive director of The Mockingbird Society, a position she has held since 2015.

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Evergreen Alum Protects Elephants in Kenya

Marc Goss

Evergreen alumnus Marc Goss ’07 leads a life some dream of. He is a wildlife conservationist, trekking across the Maasai Mara National Reserve on the Kenyan plains to collar elephants and track their movements, with the goal of rescuing them from poachers.

Goss, fitting a satellite collar to a tranquilized elephant named Lina.

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Evergreen Veterans Celebrated With Challenge Coin

Veterans-Coin-Ceremony

The Evergreen State College reaffirmed its commitment and welcomed new veteran student, staff and faculty at the Challenge Coin Ceremony held Wednesday December 12. 

Veterans who attend or work at the college were presented with the challenge coin by Evergreen’s President George Bridges and Washington state’s Department of Veterans Affairs Director Lourdes E. “Alfie” Alvarado-Ramos.

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Governor’s Budget Invests in Washington Students and Evergreen Priorities

Evergreen Clock Tower with a Rainbow

Governor Jay Inslee’s 2019 – 2021 operating and capital budget proposals, released December 13, offer real encouragement to Washington college students through expanded funding of the Washington Promise Scholarship (formerly State Need Grant), and support for student success, health and wellness, and improved physical facilities at The Evergreen State College.

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