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Sociology Graduate Kayla Callanan receives prestigious Fullbright award.

Governor Jay Inslee names Maria Siguenza to Commission on Hispanic Affairs.    Maria graduated from Western with a minor in sociology.

Western Window features Juan Galvez - Sharing a passion for Mexican music and culture

Western Window Article Regarding the Service Legacy of Jay Teachman and Lucky Tedrow

Alumni Profiles:

If you are an alum or you're about to graduate, we'd like to hear from you.  What are you doing, or planning to do?  Please contact Andrea Osborn

Valeria Fisher received an English Teaching Assistantship grant to assist an English teacher in Germany for the 2013-14 academic year. She plans to contribute to any existing Model United Nations programs at the school, or start her own club. She will also be continuing her research that she started with Seth Feinberg on the glorification of deviance in car commercials. Her main focus is to be as involved in the German community as possible while deepening her understanding of German history, culture, and society.

Melanie Hulbert is an associate professor of Sociology at George Fox University in Newberg, OR.

McCall Kosareff is an instructional assistant at Overlake Specialty School in Bellevue, WA.

Leah Koski is a counselor trainee at Serenity Lane, a treatment center for alcoholism and drug abuse in Oregon. "This internship program is very rigorous. I have to do a lot of different tasks involving the patients. I have to drive them to their AA/NA meetings, lead them through their orientation and group work, and have classroom sessions where we learn different counseling techniques and have a variety of lectures. I'm learning something new everyday either about myself or the drug and alcohol world. At the completion of this program I will have enough hours to become certified and intend to the test to get my CADC I. With that under my belt, I will hopefully be able to get into grad school for social work."

Dylan Koutsky. "I am now teaching high school special education math at a charter school in Northeast Philadelphia through Teach for America, and taking classes at the University of Pennsylvaniafor my M.S.Ed. in Urban Education. It has been a ton of work and the most challenging thing I have ever done, but I've really enjoyed it all so far and am excited to keep on going. If someone wants to know anything about Teach for America, get in touch with me. Dylan Koutsky.

Jacob Morrison is a web developer at Puget Sound Educational Service District in Renton, WA.

Sang Nguyen is in the Masters in Social Work Program at the University of Washington Tacoma.

Rebecca Rathbun is now working with Friends of Youth in Renton, WA.

Charlie Stone just started his position as Assistant Professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at The City University of New York.

Clinton Weckerly is a Community Health Educator at Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood in Bellingham.

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