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August 24, 2018

Student Success

Community of scholars celebrates WGU Washington.

WGU Washington’s Community of Scholars Series continued with recent events in Wenatchee and Spokane.

In Wenatchee, students, alumni, faculty, and staff — and Sage, the university’s mascot — gathered together at Wenatchee Valley Brewing Company. They all enjoyed delicious pizza and a healthy dose of competition in a challenging trivia contest.

Six scholarship recipients were recognized that evening:

  • Christina Hansen, BS Business – Healthcare Management
  • Mihkaela Haag, MBA
  • Joel Swartz, BS IT Cloud and Systems Engineer
  • Ray Coble, MBA
  • Mihkaela Haag, MBA
  • Derit Watson, BS Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
  • Benjamin Hughes, BS Business – Healthcare Management
Wenatchee Community of Scholars

The Spokane event was held at Steam Plant. Attendees, including WGU Washington Chancellor Tonya Drake, celebrated together in the shadow of the two, iconic stacks towering over the city’s downtown core.

To see pictures of the Community of Scholars Series events in Wenatchee and Spokane, visit the WGU Washington Facebook Page.

Spokane Community of Scholars

Among the scholarship recipients from the Inland Northwest recognized was Matt Heritage. Matt is pursuing a master’s degree in elementary education. He was chosen by the university to receive the Level Up Teacher scholarship worth up to $2,000. He says he realized his love for teaching while working as a tutor, and, as an educator, he wants to impact the lives of young people and his community.

The Community of Scholars Series continues in the coming months with celebrations planned in Bellevue, Olympia, and Tacoma.

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