1999 Scholars

1999 Scholars


Roy, ’99 Scholar

Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Central Washington University in 2005. Worked several contracts for Microsoft testing software, including user interface accessibility and for Maker’s Tool Works, a 3D printer company, providing documentation and customer support. Passed away August 2016.

Crystal, ’99 Scholar

Speech and learning disabilities
Owns a daycare and indoor family fun center. Has a degree under parks and recreation. Works with kids with special needs.

Kathy, '99 Scholar

Spina bifida and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Pursuing an associate degree in arts and sciences at Tacoma Community College (TCC), with plans to continue studies in social welfare. Works in TCC’s enrollment services office, taking over many responsibilities from her retired supervisor. Works part-time in the admission’s office.

David, '99 Scholar

Attended Seattle Central College.

Oscar, '99 Scholar

Attended Yakima Community College.

J.W., ’99 Scholar

Muscular dystrophy
Graduated from Big Bend Community College and was pursuing a career in computer-aided design or video game programming when he passed away in March 2005.

Buffy, '99 Scholar

Earned a bachelor’s degree in general education from Western Oregon University and master’s degree in Deaf education at Rochester Institute of Technology. Plans to pursue master’s or doctorate degree in education administration. Works as the head coach of girl’s basketball at the Washington State School for the Deaf and is a high school American Sign Language teacher in Vancouver, WA.

Pat, '99 Scholar

Learning disability
Earned an associate’s degree in computing from Spokane Falls Community College and is enrolled at Western Governors University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in information technology network design and management. Works as a lead in the IT department of Numerica Credit Union. Married and has children.

Ryan, ’99 Scholar

Learning disability
Earned an associate degree from Grays Harbor College.

Zachary, ’99 Scholar

Freeman-Sheldon syndrome
Attended Seattle Central College. Learned Mandarin at the Mandarin Training Center at the National Taiwan Normal University.

Stuart, '99 Scholar

Larsen syndrome, double amputee with two artificial legs
Earned a bachelor’s degree in European studies with a minor in political science from the University of Washington. Works at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fisheries Science Center in Seattle as an information technology specialist.

Lacey, ‘99 Scholar

Cerebral palsy, language and processing disabilities
Attends Shoreline Community College. Interested in one day working with people who have physical disabilities. Blogs about disability and advocacy issues at naynaynews.blogspot.com and on Facebook.

Nate, ’99 Scholar

Visual impairment
Earned a degree in political science and philosophy from the University of Portland. Worked in nonprofit environments, including a homeless shelter in Uganda. Plans to pursue Peace Corps service in sub-Saharan Africa.

Wolfgang, ’99 Scholar

Learning disability
Attends Skagit Valley College. Working to become a nurse practitioner.

Kelci, ’99 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Works as a substitute teacher.

Tynesha, ’99 Scholar

Spina bifida
Earned a degree in social sciences from Seattle Central College. Currently finishing up last quarter at the Seattle Vocational Institute in the medical administrative assistant certification program. Started in the medical assistant program. Works with Full Life Home Care Agency.

Ali, ’99 Scholar

Osteogenesis imperfecta
Earned an associate degree from Edmonds Community College. Pursuing a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering at Washington State University.