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Joshua Meek ’99 selected as Assistant Superintendent of the Moses Lake School District |

Categories: 1990s

Joshua Meek (’99 Education/English) was recently selected as the new Assistant Superintendent of the Moses Lake School District. Meek has been an administrator at Moses Lake High School for the past 11 years, serving as Principal for the past 6 years. Meek has been selected as the Big 9 Principal of the Year in 2011 and 2013. In addition to his work at Moses Lake High School he will completed his doctorate degree from WSU this year, and earned is Superintendent certification from WSU in 2013. Meek’s dissertation focuses on high school principal mindfulness and instructional leadership. Prior to his work in Moses Lake he was a teacher in the Puyallup School District for five years. Meek holds a BA in English and Secondary Education from Washington State University (1999) and Masters of Education in School Administration from the University of Puget Sound (2004). Meek has been married to wife Courtney since 2004 and they are proud parents to three sons Hayden (2006), Masen (2008), and Camden (2012).

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Bud Withers retires from The Seattle Times |

Categories: 1970s | athletics | Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Courtesy The Seattle Times

Bud Withers (’70 Comm.) retired from The Seattle Times after 45 years as a sportswriter.

“Two words: Good gig. No, make that great gig. Where else do you get a front-row seat to describe triumph, heartbreak, euphoria, tragedy, all of it wound around the confounding notion that these are games, and they’re very important to a lot of people? Where else do they send you to three Summer Olympics, to 20 Final Fours, to 73 separate weekends of the NCAA basketball tournament? The whole thing was a collage of the sublime and the stupid, the magnificent and the quirky,” describes Withers.

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Ryan Patten awarded full professorship. |

Categories: 2000s | Professional or career event

Dr. Ryan Patten graduated from WSU with a PhD in Criminal Justice. He has now been awarded a full professorship at California State University, Chico beginning fall semester 2015.

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Ben Andrews is the new fire chief in Clallam County |

Categories: 1990s

Courtesy Sequim Gazette

It’s been 14 years since Clallam County Fire District 3 has hired a new fire chief, and Ben Andrews was just been chosen to step up from his position as Assistant Chief to fulfill the shoes of Chief Steve Vogol who is retiring after 34 years with the department.

Andrews graduated from WSU in 1993 with a degree in Public Administration.

 

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Margaret Grogan new dean at Chapman University. |

Categories: 1990s | Professional or career event

Courtesy Chapman University

Chapman University’s College of Educational Studies appointed Margaret Grogan as the college’s fourth dean. Grogan originally comes from Australia, and has traveled across the globe teaching at different institutions. She has taught in Australia, Tokyo, Missouri, California, and Virginia. Grogan got her BA degree at the University of Queensland and her doctorate from WSU.

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