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Milestones for Jones |

Categories: Birth or Adoption | Other event | Professional or career event

Holly (Wysaske) Jones (’02, English), together with her husband William, welcomed a daughter to the family. Irene Jean Jones was born April 16, 2015, and joins brothers, Victor and Ricker as future Cougs, following in the footsteps of grandparents Ron (’74, ’90, Business) and Karen (’74, ’90, Education) Wysaske, aunt Kelly (Wysaske) Ritter (’00, Music), and uncle Kevin Wysaske (’10, DTAC).

Additionally, in August of 2016, Jones published her first young adult novel, I Want Everybody To Like Me — a “rad” coming of age piece of fiction set in the 1990s and inspired by Jones’ upbringing in the small town of Washougal, Washington. Currently available on amazon.com and through other select booksellers: https://www.amazon.com/I-Want-Everybody-Like-Me/dp/1537139606.


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Birth of Future Cougar Grad of 2036 |

Categories: 2000s | Birth or Adoption | Featured

Jeni T. Mason (’06) and Scott A. Mason (’05) welcomed the birth of their first child, a baby boy. Cooper was born on December 22, 2013.


Jurgensens welcome baby Ethan |

Categories: 2000s | Birth or Adoption

Jurgensen FamilyCurtis Jurgensen (B.A. ’05) and Shelby Jurgensen (B.A. ’06) welcomed a baby boy on October 22, 2012 at Swedish Medical Center – Ballard. His name is Ethan Grant Jurgensen and was born at 9:07 p.m., weighing 8 pounds and 4 ounces, and 21.5 inches in length. This is the couple’s first child and they reside in Bellevue, WA.

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Archer’s Welcome Baby Girl |

Categories: 1990s | Birth or Adoption

Leslie Archer (La Motte) ’98 and Ken Archer ’99, welcomed a baby girl on July 22, 2012 at St. Charles Hospital in Bend, Oregon.  Elsie La Motte Archer was born at 2:22 pm, weighing 7 pounds 15 ounces, and 20 inches long.  Elsie joins brother Edward (4) and Sydney (2).


Monhollens Welcome Baby Boy |

Categories: 2000s | Birth or Adoption

Judy Monhollen (nee Worker), class of 2007, B.A. History, and her husband, SSG Paul Monhollen, welcomed a baby boy on September 11, 2012, at Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.  His name is Jonathan William, and he was born at 5:54 a.m., weighing 8 pounds and 10 ounces, and 22 inches in length.  This is the couple’s first child.


My Story authors from the Birth or Adoption

Last name First name Year graduated Major
Jones Holly 2002 English
Mason Jeni 2006 International Business
Jurgensen Shelby 2006 International Business
Archer Leslie 1998 Finance
Monhollen Judy 2007 History
staff My Story 2012
Silversmith Laina 2001 Communication