Community partnership and student volunteers nourish campus food bank

Campus food bank coordinator Jordan Billiot ‘17

Housed in the Center for Community-Based Learning and Action (CCBLA) and supported by the Thurston County Food Bank, Evergreen’s campus food bank serves over two dozen households each week and was visited by students more than 900 times throughout the 2016-17 academic year.

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Environmental science lectures to explore the intersections of climate, food and people

Evergreen Forest Summer - MES

Four noted environmental leaders will be speaking at the Evergreen State College in November and early December as part of a speaker series produced by the college’s Master of Environmental Studies program. The lectures are free and open to the Evergreen community and the public.;

The series was created by adjunct faculty member Dr. Peter Goldmark for his courses exploring land management, climate change, food and agricultural policy.

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Volleyball captain Cheyenne Baird leads on and off the court

Volleyball player Baird

Between attending school, playing volleyball, and working at a coffee shop, Cheyenne Baird’s typical week is extremely busy. Despite her demanding schedule, she also manages to volunteer in the community and serve on multiple college athletics leadership committees.

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Evergreen students weigh future options at annual graduate school fair

Grad School Fair

The graduate fair transformed the library lobby last Wednesday with poster boards, bunches of balloons and a sea of students, college officials and graduate school representatives.

At the forefront of it all was the welcome booth which was operated by Katherine McGee, who spoke about the graduate fair and what it can offer to students.

“I think that the graduate fair is a chance to speak directly to the schools,” said McGee, a program coordinator in Evergreen’s academic and career advising office. “It’s really about making the connection, that’s the big thing.”

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Meet Tenzing Gyatso, the new managing director of Evergreen Tacoma

Tenzing

The Evergreen Tacoma Campus recently welcomed its new managing director, Tenzing Gyatso, to the City of Destiny.

A first-generation college graduate, Gyatso says she sees her own story in many students at Evergreen Tacoma. “When my dad came to the U.S. he had 7 dollars in his pocket,” she says.  “When I was young, I would go with my mom to her community college classes. We always saw education as a way to better ourselves, and get ourselves out of poverty.”

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