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Senator John McCoy (Tulalip) Recognized with Honorary Degree from Evergreen

The Evergreen State College bestowed an honorary Master of Public Administration degree upon retiring state Sen. John McCoy during the college’s virtual commencement ceremony on June 12, 2020. Earlier in the day, McCoy was recognized as 2020 Public Official of the Year by the college’s Master of Public Administration program. Additional plans are underway to endow a scholarship in the senator’s name to support future MPA Tribal Governance students.

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Evergreen to Host Two Virtual Commencement Ceremonies

The Evergreen State College announced it will host two virtual graduation ceremonies, one as planned on June 12, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. and the other June 13 at 10:00 a.m. This decision was made after a call for a statewide general strike and march by Black Lives Matter in Seattle and across the state. 

Graduating students were surveyed about postponing the ceremony and the replies were divided.

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Students at The Evergreen State College Serve as Essential Workers During Pandemic

Evergreen students are well-known for pursuing their own paths to their degrees and for their commitment to service. This spring quarter, many students are taking a complete load of credits while holding full-time jobs deemed essential during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oscar Lira climbs cell towers for a living. A veteran who retired from the Army last year, Lira maintains critical infrastructure needed to operate radios, antennas and communications systems used by first responders and law enforcement.