College News

February 19, 2013

Local students graduate from WWU

The following students graduated in the fall 2012 quarter at Western Washington University:

Issaquah: Devin Amrine, Sarah Beaulieu, Jeff Boser, Ryan Boser, Kian Farahani, Ryan Houser, Erika Monroe, Cory Rydell and Vinay Thakorial

Renton: Nicholas Kenney and Olivia Schach

Sammamish: Jeff Berky, Bryce Coffin, Jordan Gould, Jennifer Smith and Austin Strand

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October 9, 2012

Student graduates from Gonzaga

Chelsea Stone, of Sammamish, recently graduated from Gonzaga University with a biology degree.

This fall, Stone will pursue a master’s degree in public health from Drexel University, in Philadelphia. The Issaquah High School graduate is the daughter John Stone and Patti Enos, of Sammamish.

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Wedding: Sample, Farris

October 2, 2012

Lindsay Tillson Sample, of Issaquah, and Evan Wayne Farris, of Lake Forrest Park, were married Sept. 15, 2012, at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church.

Dr. Rev. Suzi Robertson and Rev. Fredrick Jessett officiated.

A reception followed at the Columbia Tower Club, in Seattle.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tillson Sample, of Baltimore, Md.

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Lakeside Recovery Baseball Club earns third in American Legion World Series

August 28, 2012

Brandon Mahovlich, Lakeside Recovery pitcher, throws against Pacific Tech Construction July 14 at Bannerwood Park during the regular season Brandy Pugh Memorial Tournament. By Greg Farrar

The Lakeside Recovery Baseball Club only lost two games in the American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C., both to the same pitcher. Genetically, that is.

Brooklawn’s twin phenoms Casey and Cody Brown held Lakeside in check in the two games, limiting the Bellevue team to two runs in their first meeting Aug. 19, and only three runs in the Aug. 21 semifinal game. Both games were one-run affairs.

“We ran into a tough left-hander, and they got the big hit when they needed it with two outs,” Lakeside head coach Rob Reese said. “We got our chances in the eighth inning and we only got one out of it. There’s not much room for error when you get to that level. You have to take advantage of your opportunities and we had a couple shots, but we just didn’t get it that day.”

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July 3, 2012

Local students graduate from college

Jillian Abendroth and Lindsay McCallister, of Issaquah, and Katherine Eastham, of Renton, all recently graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees from Whitworth University, in Spokane.

Wesley Carter, of Renton, graduated May 20 from Clark University, in Worcester, Mass., with a Master of Arts in international development and social change.

The following students graduated June 12 from Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, Pa.:

  • Renton: Matthew Goodrich, Master of Business Administration
  • Sammamish: Jillian Neary, Bachelor of Arts with high honors

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June 19, 2012

Local students graduate

Stephanie Matza, of Sammamish, recently graduated from the School of Science and Engineering with a Master of Science at Tulane University, in New Orleans.

Samuel Pfeifer, the son of Cindy and Jerry Pfeifer, of Issaquah, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Colorado College, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Amy Jackson, a 2003 graduate of Skyline High School, graduated from Willamette University’s joint degree graduate program on May 13, earning a Juris Doctorate and master’s in business administration. Read more

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February 28, 2012

Althea Saldanha graduates from BU

Althea J. Saldanha, of Issaquah, recently graduated from Boston University with a Master of Science in computer information systems.

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Local man joins Occupy Seattle protest

November 15, 2011

The ongoing demonstrations at Occupy Seattle and other Occupy Wall Street-inspired rallies launched a national discussion about economic and social equality.

The local demonstration also attracted Reece Allawatt, a Sammamish resident, Eastside Catholic High School alumnus and recent Gonzaga University graduate.

“It’s like the Constitution says. It’s ‘we the people.’ We’re the ones who have the power,” he said. “If we don’t like the way that our representatives are representing us as a people, then we have the right to voice our dissent.”

In between LSAT preparation and part-time jobs, Allawatt joined the crowd at Occupy Seattle.

“Some of us Occupys have real jobs that we actually have to take part in,” he quipped.

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Wedding: Alberts, Deaton

November 15, 2011

Sarah Alberts and Christopher Deaton

Sarah Alberts, of Sammamish, and Christopher Deaton, of Bothell, were married Sept. 4, 2011, at Shilshole Bay Beach Club in Seattle.

The Rev. Jay Smith officiated.

The bride, daughter of Bruce and Debbie Alberts, of Sammamish, is a 2005 graduate of Skyline High School and a 2009 graduate of Gonzaga University.

Kari Alberts, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lauren Beckwith, Jen Cottrell, Megan Durkin and Kaitlyn Warter. Flower girls were Lucy and Keely O’Harra.

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Salmon Days lawsuit could hinge on public safety

August 23, 2011

The legal challenge to city rules for leafleting at the Salmon Days Festival is focusing attention on unfettered freedom of expression in public places.

The lawsuit presents hurdles to the plaintiff, a Snoqualmie man, and the city, constitutional scholars said. The case is rooted in past court decisions about limits on freedom of expression and the steps governments can enact to limit such acts.

In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle, Paul Ascherl said Issaquah police officers threatened to arrest him for handing out Christian literature in places outside the pair of downtown “expression areas” on festival grounds last year. Ascherl relocated to the “expression areas” after police and a festival official intervened.

“The suit presents some cognizable First Amendment arguments,” said David Hudson, a First Amendment scholar at the First Amendment Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Salmon Days featured “expression areas” near downtown festival entrances last year. The areas hosted local political parties and candidates for office.

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