Category Archives: CWU Alumni in the news

CWU picks commencement speaker – Daily Record: News

Central Washington University alumnus and political strategist Ron Dotzauer will give the keynote speech at CWU’s 2013 commencement exercises …

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CWU alum named national Teacher of the Year | Seattle Times

An Eastern Washington science teacher today was named the 63rd National Teacher of the Year.

Jeff Charbonneau, from Zillah High in the Yakima Valley, is the first winner from Washington state since 2007, and he will spend a year traveling as an ambassador for the teaching profession.

Charbonneau said today that it took until about his third or fourth conversation about the honor for the news to sink in.  ”“You just keep thinking in the back of your mind, – ‘Did I hear them right?’’”“

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Zillah teacher and CWU alum up for National Teacher of the Year

Sitting at his computer at the head of class one recent morning, Zillah High School teacher Jeff Charbonneau navigates a computer program that allows him to design a shelf.

Zillah High School science and physics teacher Jeff Charbonneau explains a computer-based design program to his engineering class March 22, 2013 as Luis Medina, left, listens and Andy Zarate looks at the program displayed on the computer. “Charb,” as he called by his students, has won the regional and state teacher of the year awards and is a finalist for the national teacher of the year award. (GORDON KING/Yakima Herald-Republic)

Selecting images, the 35-year-old begins to draft 3-D plans for a shelf measuring about 6 inches long and 4 inches wide. His 14 students follow along on their computers, which are networked to his.

Next, he explains stress factors of the shelf’s design and asks how much weight should the shelf be able to support. (READ MORE…)

Zillah teacher a finalist for national honor | Yakima Herald Republic

ZILLAH, Wash. — Zillah High School chemistry and physics teacher Jeff Charbonneau is one of four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year Award.

Charbonneau was named this year’s state Teacher of the Year by the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Regional Teacher of the Year by Educational Service District 105. (READ MORE…)

CWU Alumna Ali McWeeny is a Forced to be Reckoned With | KOMO TV

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A Washington powerlifter who once made a name for herself on the national stage is now making headlines for another reason.

Ali McWeeny of Ellensburg was once a force to be reckoned with in the world of weighlifting, but that all changed three years ago when she lost her left leg in a boating accident. (READ MORE…)

Governor-elect Jay Inslee has named 2012 CWU alumna of the Year Mary Alice Heuschel chief of staff | The Seattle Times

Inslee picks Renton schools chief Mary Alice Heuschel as chief of staff | Politics | The Seattle Times.

Kearney researcher embarks on dream in Uganda research, writes dissertation

Kearney researcher embarks on dream in Uganda research, writes dissertation.