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Erin Patterson named Bradken’s Young Employee of the Year |

Categories: 2010s | Award or honor | Professional or career event

Erin Patterson, a 2013 alumna in materials science and engineering, was named Bradken’s Young Employee of the Year.

Every year Bradken, a global manufacturer and supplier of differentiated consumable and capital products, honors a select few employees who demonstrate the core values of their company.  In the process of their selection, Bradken chooses amongst 4,000 of their employees, and awards employees who stand out in each region. Patterson was selected from the Bradken America group.

 “I felt honored and happy to be recognized for the work I’ve done in the two years I’ve been with Bradken,” she said.

Patterson was first hired at Bradken’s Tacoma site as a metallurgist intern. After just two months, she was hired permanently.

Bradken selected Patterson for the company’s prestigious award for her part in the installation of an optical emission spectrometer in Bradken’s melt shop, where she demonstrated the company’s values of high-motivation as well as innovation and continuous improvement.


Former WSU Women’s Baskeball Player Joins The Cougar Athletic Fund |

Categories: 2010s | athletics | College of Education | Professional or career event | sports

Katie Grad was recently named the Cougar Athletic Fund Regional Director for the Puget Sound region. To find out more go to: http://www.wsucougars.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30400&ATCLID=210246800

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Bolerjack Named New Director of Communications and Public Relations for WSU Everett |

Categories: 2010s | College of Arts and Sciences | Professional or career event

Randy Bolerjack, Washington State University alumni, was recently named the new director of communications and public relations for Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett. To read more, go to: https://news.wsu.edu/2015/07/30/bolerjack-leads-communications-for-wsu-at-everett/#.VbvJglE4ShE

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Bernardo|Wills Architects Adds a New Interior Designer |

Categories: 2010s | Award or honor | Engineering and Architecture | Professional or career event

Chloe Buerstatte ’12, IIDA, has joined Bernardo|Wills Architects as an interior designer.

Initial projects for which Buerstatte is providing interior design services include the interior renovation of a Cancer Care Northwest Clinic, Numerica Credit Union’s Sullivan branch in the City of Spokane Valley, and Pawn 1’s corporate headquarters in Spokane.

A member of the International Interior Design Association, Buerstatte is a graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design (2012). She was previously employed by Contract Design Associates, of Spokane.

Established in 1991, Spokane-based Bernardo|Wills Architects provides professional design services – including architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and master planning – to clients throughout the Western United States. Market sectors served include government, retail, corporate, commercial, higher education, K-12 education, healthcare, recreation and multi-family housing. For more information, visit www.bernardowills.com.


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Minidoka County School Board Appoints Bryan McKinney as New Principal |

Categories: 2000s | 2010s | College of Education | Professional or career event

The Minidoka School District announced Bryan McKinney as the new principal of East Minico Middle School. To read more go to: http://www.minicassia.com/news/article_880d60a2-fe55-11e4-8cb6-1f410b281329.html

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My Story authors from the 2010s

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staff My Story 2012
Alumni Education 2011
Online WSU 2011