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Mariah Harvey: Local veteran starts second career

“I’m not your typical college student,” says Mariah Harvey. “I have big responsibilities and a family to care for.” Harvey, 38, is now a proud graduate of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture’s mechanical engineering program at Washington State University (WSU) North Puget Sound at Everett. Before earning her degree, she served for seven years in the U.S. Navy, largely working in nuclear power. Read more… 

Quan Vu: From Saigon to Snohomish County

At 14 years old, Quan Vu made the pitch to his parents to move from Saigon, Vietnam to America. “At first, my family didn’t really want to move. I really wanted to come to America.”His grandparents had already moved to Puget Sound, so he had a place to land to before starting high school. So he moved, before his parents or either of his siblings. Read more… 

Jaimie Nguyen: An engineering career taking flight at Boeing

After six months in a non-engineering role with Boeing, and thanks to an engineering degree from Washington State University, Jaimie Nguyen landed the engineering job at Boeing that she really wanted. She chose to work toward a career in engineering just a few years after her family moved to the United States from Nha Trang, Vietnam in 2009. For her, the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture’s program at WSU North Puget Sound at Everett was a perfect fit. Read more…

Kelsey Sturtevant: WSU Everett graduate now co-owner of Mukilteo’s Red Cork Bistro

Framed on the wall of her new restaurant is Kelsey Sturtevant’s first dollar earned as a part owner of Red Cork Bistro & Catering in Mukilteo, Wash. “I earned that first dollar from my former professor Mark Beattie. It says ‘Go Cougs!’ and it’s going to stay there forever!” Read more…

 

Amy Felt: From Mt. Vernon to NASA, an engineer’s story

As she gazes out her office window, Skagit County native and NASA aerospace engineer Amy Felt looks out on the legendary launch pad at NASA Kennedy Space Center where Neil Armstrong headed towards his first historic steps for mankind. “I made a point of riding in both elevators just so I could say I’ve ridden in the same elevator as Neil Armstrong,” she said. Read more…

 

Jody Hawkins: A career in communications taking flight

jodyspotlightthumbOne recent graduate of Washington State University’s newest campus in Everett is proving that making an impact in North Puget Sound’s aerospace industry isn’t just for engineers. Jody Hawkins, 49, is a first-generation high school and college graduate. For the mother of six, the accessibility of WSU North Puget Sound at Everett made her college education possible. Read more…

 

Mars rover team: An out-of-this world experience

marsspotlightthumbThe rust-colored badlands of the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah, became a proving ground for aspiring engineers from around the world June 2-4. And at the end of three days of competition, students from Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett stood on the second-place podium at the University Rover Challenge. Read more…

 

Anna Carlson: A Hands-on approach to hospitality, leadership

annaspotlightthumbAfter mere months, WSU North Puget Sound at Everett’s first hospitality business management graduate is already making a splash with restaurant industry leader Red Robin. Anna Carlson, 23, began her career with a dream: “I’ve wanted to own my own restaurant since I came up with a concept in seventh grade,” she says. Read more…

 

 

 

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