Veteran students at Evergreen to plant over 8,000 tiny flags for Memorial Day

Memorial day flags planted in the lawn

In observance of Memorial Day, The Evergreen State College’s Student Veterans Organization (ESVO) will place 8,413 American flags on the grassy knoll located at the center of campus. The flags will be in installed on Thursday and on display until Tuesday morning.

Although small in size, the flags will each be tremendously significant. Each one will represent a military coalition member—from the US, UK, and other allied nations—who has fallen in battle in the Middle East since 2001.

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New mycology scholarship founded in honor of Mike Beug

Richter and Stamets

Last year entrepreneur and mushroom expert Paul Stamets ’79, his wife, Dusty Yao, and their business, Fungi Perfecti, created a new scholarship in the name of faculty emeritus Mike Beug, the professor who helped shape Stamets’ career as a mycologist.

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Intersex Evergreen student educates and advocates on campus and across the country

Jonathan Leggette

Resilience defines Jonathan Leggette '19, an Evergreen student who has overcome homelessness, foster care, LGBTQIA stigmas, and navigating his intersex identity. Despite his struggles, Leggette has raised awareness across the U.S. as an advocate for intersex people (i.e.

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Evergreen student awarded American Chemical Society scholarship

Tamara Kolden in the lab

Evergreen student Tamara Koledin ‘18 recently received the Julia Ann Rutherford Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship—which is given to two students each year by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Puget Sound Section—is presented to exceptional students with a specific interest in the field of chemistry. Koledin was presented with the scholarship at the ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 28.

What does receiving the Julia Ann Rutherford Memorial Scholarship mean to you?

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You can do this: PLE and EWS are a perfect combination for success

Tammy Ramsey from EWS

Tamalyn Ramsey’16 is a technology director for a global nonprofit, and a busy mother of two teenage sons. Two years ago, she graduated from Evergreen with her much-anticipated bachelor’s degree—one she attempted to get several other times, including through online universities. 

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