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Kelly Bachand is one hot shot. This summer the UW Bothell engineering student made it to the semifinal round of competition in The History Channel’s incredibly popular sharp-shooter reality show, Top Shot. Bachand, a U.S.A. National Rifle Team marksman and the youngest contestant on the show, was eliminated in the 9th round of competition.

Benjamin de Haan has been appointed executive director for Partners for Our Children, the public-private partnership launched by the UW School of Social Work and the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services in 2007 to improve the lives of children in foster care in Washington state.

Frances Youn, ’02, a second-year MBA in the UW Foster School of Business, has been chosen as the UW Student Regent for 2010-11.

Charles Shelan, ’78, has been named Nonprofit Business Leader of the Year by UW Tacoma’s Milgard School of Business. He is executive director of Community Youth Services in Olympia. The organization serves 3,000 youth and families throughout Southwestern Washington.

Palau President Johnson Toribong, ’72, ’73, recently visited campus to receive a distinguished alumni award from the UW School of Law and visit with the UW Pacific Islander campus community.

Nick Bond, ’86, a senior meteorologist with the UW’s Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, has been named the state climatologist for Washington.

Tracie Stevens, ’06, an enrolled member of the Tulalip Tribes, has been appointed chair of the National Indian Gaming Commission. Stevens has been the senior adviser to Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Larry EchoHawk at the U.S. Department of the Interior since July 2009.

Amber Pfeiffer, ’10, became one of the first female crew members on a U.S. Navy submarine.

Shaquita Bell, ’10, who completed her pediatrics residency on June 30, was the first Native American chief resident in the history of Seattle Children’s Hospital. She serves on the Seattle Indian Health Board and works at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma.

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