1999 Scholars

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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. 

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.

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.

David, ’99 Scholar

Attended Seattle Central College.

J.W., ’99 Scholar

Muscular dystrophy

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

Kathy, ‘99 Scholar

Spina bifida and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Works in Tacoma Community College’s enrollment services office, taking over many of the retired supervisor’s responsibilities. Also, works part-time in the admissions office.

Kelci, ’99 Scholar

Cerebral palsy

Works as a substitute teacher.

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, riding adaptive tricycles, adaptive drawing, and painting.

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.

Oscar, ’99 Scholar


Attended Yakima Community College.

Pat, ’99 Scholar

Learning disability

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

Roy, ’99 Scholar

Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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

Ryan, ’99 Scholar

Learning disability

Earned an associate degree from Grays Harbor College.

Stuart, ’99 Scholar

Larsen syndrome, double amputee

Earned a bachelor’s degree in European studies at the University of Washington. Currently works at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fisheries Science Center in Seattle as an information technology specialist. Plays wheelchair basketball and skis in free time. 

Tynesha, ’99 Scholar

Spina bifida

Earned certificates in medical administration assistance, home care aid, home care aid specialist, nurse delegation, nurse delegation diabetes, and advanced home care aid specialist. Currently works for Full Life Care as an advanced home care aid specialist as well as working independently with three private clients. Works over 80 hours a week taking care of clients.

Wolfgang, ’99 Scholar

Learning disability

Graduated from Skagit Valley College and now working as a registered nurse on a progressive and critical care unit with plans to pursue being a nurse practitioner.