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
Has a degree under parks and recreation. Owns a daycare and indoor family fun center.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 of the retired supervisor’s responsibilities. 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 physical education and a master’s degree in deaf education at Western Oregon University. Works as a coach and teacher at the Washington State School for the Deaf.

Pat, ’99 Scholar

Learning disability
Earned an associate 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.

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
Blogs about disability and advocacy issues on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Lacey.Reed.3363) and at NayNayNews.blogspot.com. Hobbies include horseback riding, adaptive drawing, painting, and pottery; being out in nature; and collecting rocks and crystals.

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. Finishing up last quarter at the Seattle Vocational Institute in the medical administrative assistant certification program. Started 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.