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Evergreen giving away $10,000 in scholarships to vaccinated students

The Evergreen State College will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to 10 lucky Greeners who have been vaccinated for COVID-19.

This is part of the “Shot of a Lifetime,” campaign and is being funded by Governor Inslee’s office as an incentive for Washingtonians to be vaccinated.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to be rewarded for doing something that is so much a part of the Evergreen community – taking action for the greater good,” said interim college president, John Carmichael.

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The official Squaxin Island tribal flag flying next to the U.S. and Washington state flags, after an official June 23 ceremony at Evergreen's Olympia campus. Photo courtesy of The Evergreen State College.

Evergreen Raises Squaxin Flag

Olympia, WA—In a ceremony commemorated by tribal drums, songs and dances, The Evergreen State College raised the official flag of the Squaxin Island Tribe June 23 as a permanent acknowledgement of the deep history and ongoing connection between the tribe and the college.

Flying on its own pole next to the U.S. and Washington state flags at the entrance to Evergreen’s Olympia campus, the formal presence of the tribal flag reminds visitors of the original Squaxin stewards of the land and waterways of the region.

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John Carmichael, in a suit, stands outside on the Evergreen campus

Evergreen Officially Names New Leaders

The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees voted today to officially name Dr. John Carmichael as the college’s interim president, and Dr. Dexter Gordon as the college’s executive vice president.

The board approved a two-year contract with Carmichael as interim president at an annual salary of $305,400; they also approved a contract with Gordon as executive vice president with an annual salary of $250,000.

“We are thrilled to have two eminent leaders in these key roles,” said Board Chair Karen Fraser.

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Evergreen’s Clock tower surrounded by blue sky on a sunny day

Evergreen Moves Toward New Leadership

Olympia, WA--The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees announced today their intent to negotiate contracts with Dr. John Carmichael to serve as the college’s interim president, and with Dr. Dexter Gordon as executive vice president.

“It’s vital that Evergreen have interim leadership to advance our strategic plans at an energetic pace,” said Board of Trustees Chair Karen Fraser, a retired Washington state senator and former Evergreen adjunct faculty.