1995 Scholars

1995 Scholars


Jesse, ’95 Scholar

Earned a bachelor’s degree in information technology from the University of Minnesota Crookston and a master’s degree in instructional design and technology from the University of North Dakota. Works as an assistive technology specialist for Minnesota State Services for the Blind. Working on a YouTube channel that covers technology, gaming, and virtual reality from a low vision perspective (IllegallySighted at www.youtube.com/illegallysighted) and promotes companies proactively addressing accessibility issues in their products.

Bror, ’95 Scholar

Learning disability
Has helped build Toyota pickups.

CJ, ’95 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder, learning disability
Has worked in a technical support role.

Andrew, ‘95 Scholar

Muscular dystrophy
Had a strong desire to go to college and open his own computer drafting business when he died of complications from pneumonia in 1996.

Jeffrey, ’95 Scholar

Psoriatic arthritis
Attended Shoreline Community College.

Wes, ’95 Scholar

Attended Central Washington University and Eastern Washington University.

Mike, ’95 Scholar

Attended college courses and is interested in architecture.

Jorja, ’95 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation from Southern Illinois University and a master of social work degree from Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Worked as a graduate assistant for GVSU’s School of Social Work and in program development at a child abuse prevention agency.

Aimee, ’95 Scholar

Learning disability
Completed college coursework and works in the customer service field.

Shawn, ’95 Scholar


Earned a bachelor’s degree in social services at Central Washington University and a web design certificate from the Art Institute. Works as an independent living coordinator for the Center for Independence in Marysville, and was awarded advocate of the year in 2017. Serves as the chair of the Allies in Advocacy Coalition and a member of Self Advocates in Leadership, PAS-Port 4 Change and the University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Consumer Advisory Council. Has been involved in training EMS Managers and First Responders on best practices in communicating with individuals with disabilities. Lives in Sedro-Woolley, Washington.

Matt, ’95 Scholar

Attended Pierce College and has been working with commercial glass as a journeyman glazier. Plays on and coaches a Northwest National Softball Association of the Deaf team. Married and has children.

Jeremy, ’95 Scholar

Brain injury
Pursuing a successful career as a door maker.

Bridget, ’95 Scholar

Hearing impairment
Earned bachelor’s degrees in biology and speech and hearing sciences from Whitman College and a doctoral degree in audiology from the University of Washington. Works as a pediatric audiologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Matthew, ’95 Scholar

Epidermolysis bullosa​
Attended the University of Washington pursuing technical communication. Died in the spring of 2012.

Jannette, ’95 Scholar

Mobility impairment
Earned a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a master’s degree from the University of San Diego. Works for the United States Army at Fort Lewis, Washington. In 2009, served as Ms. Wheelchair Washington, and was first runner up for Ms. Wheelchair America. Married.

Bill, ’95 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Attended college courses and continues to be interested in computers.

Todd, ‘95 Scholar

Spinal cord injury, C4 Quadriplegia
Studied computer programming. Is a husband, father, and the founder of C4 Consulting.

Rachel, ’95 Scholar

Renal failure, hearing loss
Earned teaching degree and certificate.

Priscilla, ’95 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Worked as a web accessibility specialist, disability advocate, and personal care assistant. Received the Presidential Volunteer Services Award in 2010 and a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2011.