UW Seal Chancellor's Monthly Report
Kenyon S. Chan, Chancellor
University of Washington Bothell

June 2010  
Welcome to my Chancellor's Monthly Report, created specifically for University of Washington Bothell friends and supporters of the University. This Report highlights select UW Bothell events, news and information.

As we come to the close of the 2009-10 academic year, I look back fondly on a great year: a celebration of our 20 years, the graduation of our first freshman class, and milestones in our enrollment growth. These achievements were not possible without support from our community. Thank you for your efforts and support. Best wishes for a relaxing summer and I look forward to communicating with you again in the fall.

Kind regards,


Commencement 2010
On Sunday, June 13, UW Bothell held its Commencement exercises, a day of excitement from start to finish. The institution awarded 722 baccalaureate and 172 master's degrees and honored 53 students who earned their Washington State residency certificates in education. Special guest Dr. Mahnaz Javid gave the commencement address before a crowd of over 7,000 at the Bank of America Arena, UW Seattle.

Several awards were distributed at the ceremony, including:
Diane Gillespie, Distinguished Teaching Award
Donna Oved, President's Medalist
Jose Rodriguez, Chancellor's Medalist
Xheni Diko, Chancellor's Medalist and Student Commencement Speaker

Best wishes to all graduates!
First Freshman Graduating Class
UW Bothell graduated its first freshman class this year. To mark the special occasion, a First Freshman Dinner and Celebration was held in early June. Learn about their unique journey in this student created video, available on YouTube.
Distinguished Alumni
The Alumni Council is proud to announce Mahnaz Javid as the 2010 UW Bothell Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. This annual award is given in recognition of distinguished professional achievements and outstanding community service work since graduating from UW Bothell. Dr. Javid, a '95 graduate of the Master of Education program, is currently the Vice President of Global Learning and Development for Avanade, a high-tech consultancy. She is also one of the founding members of the Mona Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting grassroots educational initiatives committed to raising the status of women and girls in the U.S. and abroad.

Thank you to all who submitted nominations for this highly-coveted award and congratulations to Dr. Javid on this great achievement.

In other news, the MBA Program announced its first Distinguished MBA Alumnus of the Year, Chris Boody. Boody is the Director-Product Management, Consumer Messaging for AT&T Mobility in Redmond. Read more online.
Research in Action: Cheryl Cooke
Learn more about our faculty by viewing our exciting new video series Research in Action. This month's spotlight video features Cheryl Cooke, Assistant Professor in the Nursing Program. Watch as she discusses her research focus on families and communities dealing with incarcerated husbands, fathers and partners.
Education Honors
Master of Education Leadership student Anne M. Reece was recently awarded the Gordon C. Lee Dissertation Award from the UW College of Education in recognition of the best dissertation. Anne's dissertation is titled: A Critical Discourse Analysis of English Language Learning (ELL) Student and Teacher Interactions During Reading Comprehension Literacy Events in a Multi-lingual Classroom. Read more online.
Notable Upcoming Event
All are invited for an exciting night of baseball as the Everett AquaSox take on the Tri-City Dust Devils on Saturday, August 21 at 7:05 pm - Everett Memorial Stadium. Bring the family and enjoy an all-you-can-eat barbeque and then sit in the special Husky section to watch the game. The barbeque starts at 6:00 p.m. and features hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies, and soda.

Cost (barbeque and game ticket): UWAA Members - $20; Non Members - $25

Learn more and purchase tickets online (search for the Everett AquaSox's event in August).

Additional events may be found online.
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