1993 Scholars

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Anna, ‘93 Scholar


Earned a bachelor’s degree in cell and molecular biology at the University of Washington. Was an artist, consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics, and black belt in Aikido when she died from cancer in June 2004. She received a DO-IT Trailblazer award the same year.

Eric, ’93 Scholar

Visual impairment

Earned an associate degree in computer applications from Mt. Hood Community College. Completed a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Portland State University with a focus on information technology. Also obtained career pathways certificate in computer information systems with focus on Windows Server administration from Portland Community College. Working as a contact representative at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Hollis, ’93 Scholar

Cerebral palsy

Starting own business selling assistive equipment for wheelchairs.

Katie, ‘93 Scholar

Hearing impairment

Earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Washington State University, and a master’s degree in physical therapy from Eastern Washington University. Works at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington, as an inpatient physical therapist. Received second bilateral cochlear implant. Mother of two.

Lloyd, ‘93 Scholar

Hearing impairment

Earned associate degrees in electronics technology from Crowder College Electronics Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, and computer science and criminal justice from Missouri Southern State University. Currently working as a front desk clerk in a hotel and has been working as a volunteer firefighter for nine years.

Mark, ’93 Scholar

Attended Big Bend Community College and Eastern Washington University. Was developing plans for an Internet-based business when he died peacefully in his sleep in 2001.

Matt, ’93 Scholar


Earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and computer science and a bachelor of arts degree in international political economy from University of Puget Sound. Is a software engineer for a startup in Denmark. Married with three children. Living in Minnesota.

Mitchell, ’93 Scholar

Spina bifida, Homer’s syndrome, thalamic pain syndrome

Earned an associate degree from Wenatchee Valley College and has worked as a professional recording artist.

Nadira, ’93 Scholar

Mobility impairment

Graduated with an associate degree in computer information and technology. Works as a court interpreter for the Punjabi language.

Nhi, ’93 Scholar

Multiple sclerosis, visual impairment

Works for Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind.

Rachel, ’93 Scholar

Stroke resulting in right side weakness

Earned a bachelor’s degree in social work with a minor in applied psychology from Eastern Washington University. Earned a master of social work degree through an online program at the University of Southern California. Works as a crisis mental health therapist. Married and is a mother.

Randy, ’93 Scholar


Earned a bachelor’s degree from The Evergreen State College and a master’s degree in technology management from City University of Seattle. Works as a senior systems analyst at Transaction Network Services. Married with children.

Rodney, ’93 Scholar

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita

Studying software engineering and psychology. Engaged in computer projects.

Ryan, ‘93 Scholar

Learning disability

Earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Seattle University. Founded Fleming’s Holiday Lighting, a holiday lighting company. Married and has two kids and owns a home in West Seattle.