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Poulsbo, WA — Students from Western’s Computer Science and Cybersecurity programs, located in both Bellingham and at WWU on the Peninsulas, are participating in Senior Projects that support WWU’s public aquarium, SEA Discovery Center, in Poulsbo, WA. The projects will build on senior projects from previous years and are focused on enhancing the ability of SEA Discovery Center staff to monitor the conditions of the aquarium exhibits at SEA, which hold 6,000 gallons of saltwater and hundreds… Read more about WWU’s SEA Discovery Center Expands Computer Science Department Student Project Programs
Bellingham, WA, Oct. 3, 2023 — Paul Merriman (’66) and his wife Zan Merriman have made a $3.6 million commitment to establish the new Merriman Financial Literacy Program at Western Washington University. The program will provide financial literacy skills to students at Western and will be offered to members of the community, including K-12 students.
The goal of the program, which will be facilitated by Western faculty, is to provide all students and community members with the skills… Read more about With $3.6M Gift WWU Establishes The Merriman Financial Literacy Program
Two decades into the 21st Century, new patterns of work require people to continually evaluate their education in order to determine how best to progress in their careers, or pursue more rewarding opportunities.
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The Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas are some of the most underserved areas in the state in terms of access to a four-year college degree, and this deficit takes on even more urgency as the COVID-19 pandemic has starkly exposed how important educational attainment is to job security.
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