1997 Scholars

1997 Scholars


Andrew, ‘97 Scholar

Mobility impairment
Earned an associate of applied science degree in graphic arts from Monroe Community College. Also studied physics at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Works as a lead technician at Frontier Communications.

Amanda, '97 Scholar

Earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in computer systems integration from the University of Great Falls; graduated with honors. Works as a freelance writer.

Jennifer, ’97 Scholar

Earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota. Lives in Norfolk, Virginia. Is a homemaker and enjoys hosting other people. Has received first guide dog.

Cynthia, ’97 Scholar

Earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Washington. Works at the Federal Aviation Administration as a management and program analyst.

Trent, ’97 Scholar

Enjoys cashiering and working for Target. Has been on the board for ENSO (Envisioning Solutions) for several years. Recently joined the board for, and will be involved in planning, the 2018 Special Olympics held in Seattle. Lives in a condo on Alki.

Brad, ’97 Scholar

Studied business at Northern Arizona University and worked at Pima Community College as a business mathematics tutor.

Ben, '97 Scholar

Earned an associate’s degree in design drafting and a mechanical design certificate from Green River Community College. Pursuing an architectural and civil drafting degree.

Justin, '97 Scholar

Attended college.

Michael, '97 Scholar

Spina bifida with upper motor neuron dysfunction
Earned a doctoral degree in political theory and international politics from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of International Studies.

Alexi, '97 Scholar

Profoundly deaf
Earned degrees in English and publishing from the University of Connecticut. Works for a survey sampling service, supporting market research companies.

Karyn, ’97 Scholar

Works as a personal trainer and running coach. Travels around the world competing in half marathons, 10k and 5k races. Lives with husband and dog, Tilly, in Snohomish, Washington.

Shakethia, ‘97 Scholar

Mobility impairment
Earned a bachelor of accountancy degree from Mississippi State University and a master of business administration degree from Belhaven University. Works as an accountant for the North East MS Electric Power Association.

Steven, ’97 Scholar

Severe hearing loss
Earned a master of business administration degree from University of New Haven and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Connecticut. Works as a Manager for Citco in San Francisco.

Laura, ’97 Scholar

Earned a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in micro electronics and photonics from the University of Arkansas. Recipient of the Walton Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship.

Keaton, ’97 Scholar

Attended the University of Utah and was pursuing a career in engineering when he died in 2001 after a battle with cancer. 

Veronica, ’97 Scholar

Earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a law degree from Georgetown University. Worked in the United States Senate. Practices corporate law in New York.

Sharon, ’97 Scholar

Visual impairment
Earned a certification for teaching people with visual impairments, a bachelor’s degree in social science, and a master’s degree in education from Portland State University. Studied orientation and mobility at the University of Northern Colorado. Works as a teacher of the visually impaired and an orientation and mobility instructor. Actively involved in the guide dog community.