UW Bothell E-news
June 2009

New Alumni Council Leadership

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Your Alumni Council held its annual elections on May 5 and selected its leaders, based on your nominations, for the 2009-10 academic year. Calvin Kavalski (Liberal Studies '97, MBA '03) will serve as chair with Joe Santos (Liberal Studies '97) as chair-elect. Michelle Gamboa (CSS ’05) will serve as secretary and Jeremy Reichelt (Bus. ’04) will return as past-chair. Thanks to our outgoing council members for their service and support. Get additional election results online. Want to participate on the council or one of its committees? Contact Kelly Snyder, alumni@uwb.edu or 425-352-3623 for more information.

Distinguished Alumni

State Rep. Mike Hope

Hope Named '09 Distinguished Alum
State Rep. Mike Hope (R-Lake Stevens) is the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award winner. Hope graduated from UW Bothell in 2006 with a master's degree in policy studies and is the first alumni to hold public office. Active in his community, coaching track and wrestling for the local public high school, Hope and his wife, Sarai, also own Hope's Gym, where student athletes receive personal training and gain athletic knowledge and improvement. This award recognizes UW Bothell alumni who have shown distinguished professional achievements or outstanding community work after graduation.

5K News

5K Run/Walk

5K Run Raises $4K for Scholarships
The 4th annual UW Bothell Alumni Council 5K Run-Walk to benefit scholarships was held on May 16. Led by Kim O’Neill (MBA ’06) and managed by students in her BBUS 441 Project Management class, the event drew over 150 runners and walkers and raised more than $4,000 for scholarships. Top winners include Rob Herman, first place runner and Marley Fischtziur, first place walker. Congratulations and special thanks to all who made the event a huge success!

Campus Updates

Business & Education Directors Announced
Sandeep Krishnamurthy has been named incoming director of the Business Program and Brad Portin has been named incoming director of the Education Program, both effective July 1. Krishnamurthy replaces outgoing director Steve Holland who has served since 2002; Portin replaces Linda Watts, who served as interim director for the 2008-09 academic year.

U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee

Commencement 2009
UW Bothell hosted its 18th annual Commencement on June 14. Keynote speaker U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee honored the more than 700 graduating students in his address. Please help us welcome these new alumni to the Dawg Pack!

Enrollment Continues to Rise
Enrollment figures for fall 2009 continue to rise. To date, we have received a remarkable 1,155 applications for our incoming freshman class of 325 students. This is an almost 4-to-1 ratio of applicants to admitted students, mirroring, and in many cases outperforming, the finest institutions in our region. Transfer and graduate applications are on the rise as well. Thanks for your assistance in generating great enrollment buzz!

Husky Summer Celebration

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Join your fellow Huskies for a night at the ballpark as we watch the Everett AquaSox take on the Eugene Emeralds, Saturday, Aug. 8 at Memorial Stadium in Everett. An all-you-can-eat BBQ begins at 6 p.m. and the game—with fireworks—begins at 7 p.m. Learn more online.

Save the Date

Visit the Alumni page on our Web site for details on these and other events.

Connect Online

Get Social
Make connections online through any of UW Bothell’s social networking sites. We are active on HuskyConnect, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter. Get connected today by visiting the UW Bothell home page and click on the social networking links to start networking!

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Husky Career Network
Finding a job isn't easy. That's where Husky Career Network comes in. Featuring more than 5,000 UW alums and friends worldwide who have volunteered to assist fellow Huskies with career exploration, Husky Career Network is the meeting ground for UW alums and students in need of career assistance and advice. For alumni looking to give back, it's a chance to get involved and help fellow Huskies. For alumni and students looking for career assistance and advice, it's an opportunity to explore the vast resources and wealth of knowledge provided by thousands of UW alums and friends.

Get started with Husky Career Network now.

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