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
Think there’s a U.S. demand for short-rental e-bikes?
How did you realize that diapers were your way to make the most difference in your community?

Class Notes

Amanda Lile - 2012

Class Note
Amanda Lile (Cellular and Molecular Biology) is a chemical consultant with ChemPoint in Bellevue.

Michelle Bretherton - 1998

Class Note
Michelle Bretherton (Child Development), a teacher at Rochester Primary School, is a 2016 Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, which includes a visit to the National Geographic head-quarters in Washington, D.C., and field experience in the Arctic.

William Davis Waring - 1955

Obituary
The Rev. William Davis Waring, a former teacher and cus-toms inspector who later served in the Episcopal Church in Mexico, Zimbabwe, Argentina, Uruguay, Trinidad and Tobago, and the U.S., on May 2, 2015, in Seattle.