Evergreen News & Stories

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

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.

Portrait of Evergreen Student Trustee Melinda Bratsch-Horsager

New Evergreen Student Trustee Brings Wide-Angle View

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.”

Purce Hall located on Evergreen's Olympia Campus

Evergreen Ranked #1 for Innovation

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.

Evergreen MPA hooding ceremony 2019

Evergreen Wins National Accolade as Top University

The prestigious national Washington Monthly magazine has awarded The Evergreen State College second out of 614 U.S. schools granting master’s degrees in their 2020 rankings.

The bimonthly nonprofit magazine, based in Washington D.C, ranks colleges and universities across the country based on three criteria: social mobility, research and civic engagement.