Spring 2016

Did volcanic activity help proto-humans cook food before they had mastered fire?
The art of Western’s Sebastian Mendes honors his grandfather, whose courage saved 30,000 people from the Nazis.
Why just drive to Bellingham when you can paddle, pedal and remember the trip forever?
Instructional assistants become teachers for bilingual classrooms through Woodring’s Pathways to Teaching program
'As a first-generation student, I owe my career to education.'
The Spratlens’ legacy at Western brings more voices and perspectives to campus
The Bellingham City Council renames Indian Street in honor of treaty rights activist
Alums are in Thailand, Taiwan, Spain and Germany
We'll feel the effects of the Western Stands for Washington campaign for years to come
How do you handle fear?
Think there’s a U.S. demand for short-rental e-bikes?
What was your best worst day?
How did you realize that diapers were your way to make the most difference in your community?

Class Notes

Steve McClure - 1993

Steve McClure, 47, a former journalist who became a pastor in Moscow, Idaho, on Feb. 14, 2016.

Ryan Boser - 2012

Class Note
Ryan Boser (Plastics Engineering Technology) is a technical engineer at Toray Composites. 

Jennifer Hahn - 1984

Class Note
Jennifer Hahn (Environmental Science; ’00, Writing, Literature and Ecology) is a writer, teacher and wilderness guide who spoke at Western’s Commencement ceremony in March and is working on her third Western degree, a master’s in Environmental Studies.