A Salute to Alumni Success
Jeff Miller (M.Ed., Professional Development) was named the Outstanding Technology Educator of the Year by the Northwest Council for Computer Education. Miller is a computer technology and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teacher at Grandview Middle School.
Rachel Dibble (M.Ed., Counseling) was awarded one of five 2013 Crystal Apple Awards by the Yakima School District. She is an instructional facilitator at Adams Elementary School.
Cindy Hunter (M.Ed., Professional Development) was recognized by the Yakima School District as one of their 2013 Crystal Apple Award recipients. She is an English teacher and yearbook adviser at Davis High School.
Joe Rodriguez (M.Ed., Professional Development) received the Yakima School District’s 2013 Crystal Apple Award. He is a counselor at Franklin Middle School.
Tammie Carr (M.Ed., Professional Development and Educational Administration) was selected for an educational fellowship by the Horace Mann-Abraham Lincoln Fellowship Program in Springfield, Illinois. Carr teaches 7th and 8th grade history at Grandview Middle School.
Rosa (Gonzalez) Solorzano (B.A. Business Administration) was promoted to Assistant Human Resources Director for Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center in Yakima, Washington.
Josh Rousculp (B.A., Education, English/Language Arts) and his wife Rebecca are building a community library for the people of San Francisco de Macoris, a city located in the northern region of the Dominican Republic. (Read more on page 22.)
Dr. Shawnta Bush (M.I.T., Elementary Education) earned a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Washington State University. She graduated in May.
Leah Hieber (Teaching Certification) was one of 12 winners in the 29th Annual Writers of the Future contest. She won third place for her fantasy story “Holy Days,” written under the pen name Kodiak Julian. Hieber is also an instructional coach for the Wapato School District.
Adrian Corona (B.A., Education) is teaching middle level mathematics in the Pasco School District.
Micaela Lopez Herrera (BSW, Social Work) is a case manager working with foster children at Service Alternatives Inc. in Sunnyside, Washington.
Guadalupe Reyes (B.S.W., Social Work) is a program coordinator at the Yakima branch of Ambitions, an organization that provides support to people with developmental disabilities in Washington, California and Idaho.
Casey Champie (M.I.T., Elementary Education) teaches sixth grade at Toppenish Middle School.
Allyne Delossantos (M.A., Medical Sciences) was accepted at Pacific Northwest University of Medical Sciences in Yakima, Washington. She will start her studies there in the fall.
Jose Ibarra (B.A., Business Administration) joined Modeléz International, the parent company of Cadbury and Nabisco, as a management trainee.
Ashley Johnston (Practical Nursing Certificate) is an LPN at Living Care Retirement Community in Yakima, Washington.
Jena Lalich (M.A., Medical Sciences) was accepted at Pacific Northwest University of Medical Sciences in Yakima, Washington. She will start her studies there in the fall.
Terrance Norton (M.I.T., Elementary Education) is a second grade teacher at John Muir Elementary School in Kirkland, Washington.
Clements See (M.I.T., Elementary Education) is a kindergarten through third grade enrichment instructor and a teacher with the Talented and Gifted Program for third grade through fifth grade students at Kirkwood Elementary in Toppenish, Washington.
Hillary Shibley (B.A., Elementary Education) teaches fifth grade at Hiawatha Elementary School in Othello, Washington. (Read more on page 17.)
Bacil Shirley (B.S.W., Social Work) provides case management and job placement services for adults with developmental disabilities through Entrust Community Services in Yakima, Washington.
Samuel Small (B.S., Computer Science) was accepted into Oregon State University’s computer science doctoral program and received a graduate assistantship. He will begin his studies in the fall.
Chris Stanley (M.A., Medical Sciences) was accepted at Pacific Northwest University of Medical Sciences in Yakima, Washington. He will start his studies there in the fall.
Tiara Welch (Practical Nursing Certificate) is a nurse at Total Care, Inc., providing in-home care for medically fragile children in the Yakima Valley.