Jim Jorgensen - 1963
Jim Jorgensen, 83, a longtime Blaine School District teacher and a former commissioner for the Port of Bellingham, on June 8, 2023.
Megumi Tsuruoka - 1993
Megumi Tsuruoka, Fairhaven interdisciplinary concentration, lives and works in Kyoto, Japan, and is active in the preservation of the nearby community of Utoro, a small ethnic Korean community who faced poverty and discrimination and were at risk of losing their homes. She's now a board member for the Utoro Peace Memorial Museum and translates for the museum's exhibition and website. Megumi recently wrote about her experiences with the community of Utoro for the Nichi Bei News, and how she first learned about Utoro during a class at Western with Lorraine Bannai about the Japanese American incarceration.
Andrew Garratt - 2023
Andrew Garratt, B.Mus. musical performance, and the Seattle Opera's Ibidunni Ojikutu, '04, B.A., music, performed over the summer at garden parties for the Sun Valley Opera in Hailey, Idaho. Andrew is now working toward his master's degree in music and opera at Northwestern University.