10 Jul 2017

A Salute to Alumni Success

A Salute to Alumni Success

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2003
Wade DeCoteau (B.S., Combined Science) was hired by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to serve as a Rangeland Management Specialist.

2004
Mary Ann Clark (B.A., American Studies) works for the Yakama Nation and volunteers for the Toppenish Longhouse and with the ECEAP/ESD 105 Parent Policy Council.

2008
Mechelle LaLanne (M.Ed., Educational Leadership) is the managing director of science education at the North Central Educational Service District in Wenatchee, Washington.

2011
Yesica Arciga Garcia (B.A., Business Administrtion) is an account executive for Community Health Plan of Washington.

Shawnta DiFalco (M.I.T., Elementary Education) was promoted to Company Commander of the U.S. Army Reserves 420th Chemical HHD.

Amanda Sills (B.A.Ed., Elementary Education) is a special education teacher at West Valley School District in Yakima, Washington.

2012
Anthony Ciarlo (B.A., Criminal Justice) is a security specialist for the U.S. Department of Energy. He earned a Master of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security from Arizona State University. 

CJ Shifflett (B.A.Ed., Elementary Education) teaches second grade at Washington Elementary School in the Sunnyside School District. 

Imelda Mel Garcia (B.A., Early Childhood Studies) is a lead teacher and advocate at Benton Franklin Head Start in Richland, Washington.

2014
Mario Farias (B.A., Environmental Studies) was hired by the Port of Sunnyside to serve as a laboratory analyst.

2015
Harli Moran (B.A., Criminal Justice) was promoted to Admissions Representative at Perry Technical Institute in Yakima, Washington.

Kelly Varner (B.S.W., Social Work) earned her Master in Social Work from Walla Walla University and is employed with Comprehensive Healthcare in Walla Walla, Washington, as a crisis outreach/ designated mental health professional.

Crystal Yanez (B.A., Visual Arts) was accepted into the fine arts master’s degree program at Southwestern College in New Mexico. She will be entering the program in the fall.

Olga Zuñiga (B.S.W., Social Work) earned a Master of Social Work at Walla Walla University and is working for SignalHealth in Yakima.

2016
Tess Neubauer (B.A.Ed., Elementary Education) is teaching kindergarten in the Sunnyside School District in Sunnyside, Washington.

2017
Victor Aguilar (B.A., Business Administration) was hired by the Yakima Area Arboretum to serve as its fund development assistant.

Alden Andy (B.A., Business Administration) is interning at the Chenega Corporation in Lorton, Virginia, where he will be working with its Military Intel and Operations Support Unit (MIOS). He will be entering graduate studies in project management at City University in the fall.

Teanna Bentley (B.A., Business Administration) is working in human resources at Yakima Regional Hospital.

Araceli Gonzalez (B.S.W., Social Work) is a case manager at Northwest Community Action Center. 

Elizabeth Lara Velazquez (B.A., Criminal Justice) is a citizenship program associate at La Casa Hogar in Yakima, Washington.

Nicole Lopez (B.A., Business Administration) was hired by HEICO Corporation in Miami, Florida, to work as a data analyst in the company’s marketing department. HEICO is an aerospace and electronics company that works with customers worldwide in aviation, broadcasting, defense and homeland security, and the medical industry.

Briana Rhode (B.S., Environmental Science) is working with the ecology team at Pacific Northwest National Laboratories in Richland, Washington.

Suzet Teodoro (B.A., Psychology) was accepted into the Master in Teaching program at Whitworth University in Spokane.


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