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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From Evergreen to Aerospace

Nick Boelk

After struggling to fit within the standard curriculum of his high school, Nick Boelk decided to pursue a degree at The Evergreen State College. Once enrolled, Boelk immersed himself in the study of applied mathematics and physics, and went on to earn a dual Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in 2016. This would set him on the path to a career in advanced machinery, and eventually help him land his current job as a machine operator for a leading aerospace company.

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“We Are Stronger Together”

A view of the campus clocktower from below, up through the trees

Dear Evergreen Community,

Acts of violence and hatred such as the murder of Jewish worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue last Saturday, the murder of two black victims at a grocery store in Kentucky last Wednesday and the lethal pipe bombs sent to 14 prominent democrats over the last week have left our country reeling.

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Evergreen recognizes outstanding alumni, welcomes friends at “Return to Evergreen”

The printmaking workshop from the 2017 Return to Evergreen event

As Evergreen welcomes an incoming class, the “Return to Evergreen” weekend event on Oct. 20 and 21 will bring back alumni, family and friends to campus to strengthen connections and recognize two who embody the Evergreen spirit with the Joseph Albert Dear Distinguished Alumni award.

The award will be presented to Yuh-Line Niou, class of ’04 and Ron Charles, class of ’97, who represent a proud tradition of Greeners in public service.

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Evergreen Grad Protects Washington From Harmful Pathogens

Heather Kolowinski

Heather Kolowinski ’14 knew for a long time that she wanted to earn her bachelor’s degree, but it took her longer to figure out what she wanted to study. When she began to learn more about the field of environmental science, however, she was fascinated. Now, after completing her bachelor’s degree at Evergreen, Kolowinski works as a lab tech for the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), helping to protect people across the state from a wide variety of harmful pathogens on a day-to-day basis.

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