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November 20, 2014

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (425) 739 - 8236

Makers Weekend Launches Wristband for Recovery

Jacob Kukuk, Software Developer at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, was a member of a ten-person team that created the esperLINQ wristband for people in recovery, an idea pitched by Technology Entrepreneur Daniela Tudor. Through a social network application, the esperLINQ band wearer's support network will be able to notice a decrease in activity in the three key categories and be able to reach out before a relapse begins! More than 25 million Americans of all socioeconomic classes, genders and ethnicities are in recovery from alcoholism and substance/drug abuse, 40% - 60% of whom relapse sometimes leading to deaths.

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November 7, 2014

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (425) 739 - 8236

Bright Futures Breakfast Raises $100,000 for Students

Kirkland, WA - Bright Futures 2014, an annual benefit breakfast held by Lake Washington Institute of Technology's Lake Washington Institute of Technology's Foundation, packed LWTech's dining facility with eastside dignitaries, students and faculty and brought in more than $100,000 in donations to support scholarships and program equipment.

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September 22, 2014

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (425) 739 - 8236

LWTech Trustees Award $500 Gift to Outstanding, Inspirational Student

Juan Rodriguez moves from strawberry fields to Fortune 500 company Kirkland, WA - The story of a recent LWTech graduate was so compelling, the LWTech Board of Trustees moved to create a new award associated with the statewide Transforming Lives Award. Juan Rodriguez' life from Tijuana, Mexico to the strawberry fields of Watsonville, California to a fulltime, benefitted employee at Skyline Steel in Longview, Washington sparked the action.

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September 19, 2014

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (425) 739 - 8236

LWTech Hires New Faculty and Administrators

KIRKLAND, WA - The Lake Washington Institute of Technology announces new faculty and administrative staff as the new academic year begins. Executive Director of Human Resources Melissa Lamy has been appointed Human Resources Executive Director. Melissa comes to LWTech from Boeing and most recently the City of Bellevue-Meydenbauer Center. She has more than 20 years of experience Human Resources and a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Development from Villanova University. "Our hiring team looked for a Human Resources Director who values diversity and has experience with organizational and professional development," said Dr. Morrison. "We expect Melissa will implement HR initiatives that strongly support LWTech's vision of becoming an employer of choice." Melissa arrived on campus Sept. 15.

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About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

As the only public institute of technology in Washington State, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers nine applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees and 80 professional certificates, in 41 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.