Evergreen Honors Veterans With Coining Ceremony

Randy Kelley, director of the Veterans Resource Center, hold up a challenge coin as he hosts the 2019 Veterans Challenge Coin Ceremony on Weds., Dec. 18, 2019

The Evergreen State College honored student veterans at the 11th annual Veterans Challenge Coining Ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 18. 

The ceremony took place on the third floor mezzanine of the library building where Randy Kelley, Director of the college’s Veterans Resource Center, delivered opening remarks and handed out special coins. 

“You bring a wealth of experiences,” said Kelley. “Veterans are an important part of the Evergreen community because of their problem-solving skills and ability to think across disciplines to find creative solutions.” 

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Miguel Pérez-Gibson Joins Evergreen Board

Photo: Miguel Pérez-Gibson

Olympia, WA--Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed a deeply experienced public servant and Evergreen graduate, Miguel Pérez-Gibson, to serve as a new member of The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees. 

Pérez-Gibson’s public service to the people of Washington includes 22 years as a field forester and later as a top official at the Department of Natural Resources, five years as an advisor to the House Democratic caucus, and previously as legislative affairs director for Gov. Inslee. 

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8 Evergreen Students Awarded Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships

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Students of The Evergreen State College have been selected for The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

In all, eight students received a total of $18,500 to apply to their upcoming study abroad costs.

The Gilman Scholarship is a grant program of the U.S. Department of State. It enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.

Evergreen was awarded more individual scholarships this year than any other college in the state.

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Homeless in High School, Charles Adkins ’20 Helps Through Legislation

Charles Adkins ‘20 is not your average college student. At 22, he has been deeply involved in politics since 2014, when he worked as an intern for the city of Mukilteo. Since then he has worked on political campaigns, racked up three years of lobbying experience, and helped pass several significant bills through the state legislature. Now he is the vice president of federal affairs for the Washington Student Association. But getting where he is today has not been easy.

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Evergreen Equity Symposium Hosts Womxn of Color Legislators

Sen. Emily Randall (D-Bremerton), Rep. My-Linh Thai (D-Bellevue), Rep. Melanie Morgan (D-Parkland), Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent), and Rep. Debra Entenman (D-Kent) spoke on a panel on Friday, Nov. 15 at The Evergreen State College’s annual Equity Symposium

Homelessness, single motherhood, loss of identity, stereotyping and discrimination are just a few of the experiences that Washington state women of color legislators had to overcome on their paths to politics, they told an audience at The Evergreen State College as part of the college’s second annual Equity Symposium on Nov. 14 and 15.

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