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November 5, 2018

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

Lake Washington Institute of Technology to Hold Annual Fall Job Fair on November 15

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech)'s will host its annual Fall Job Fair on Tuesday, November 15, 2018 at 10 a.m. Hosted by LWTech's Employment Resource Center in partnership with WorkSource Snohomish and King Counties, the job fair will feature over 45 companies that are currently hiring. The event is free and open to students, graduates, and members of the community.

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October 30, 2018

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

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Awards Honorary Degree to Robert Tjossem

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech)'s Board of Trustees have awarded Robert Tjossem an Honorary Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Welding Technology for his years of leadership, philanthropy and partnership with LWTech. The announcement was made this morning the LWTech Foundation's annual fundraising event, the Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast. In 2015, Tjossem and his wife, Linda, created "The Tjossem Family Endowed Scholarship Fund" to support hardworking, highly motivated students at LWTech. With their continued generosity, this fund has grown to $350,000, and provides fourteen annual scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to students.

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October 24, 2018

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

Governor Inslee Appoints Former CEO of Evergreenhealth to Lake Washington Institute of Technology Board of Trustees

Kirkland, Wash. - Washington state Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Robert (Bob) Malte to the Board of Trustees of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech). Malte's term begins in October, 2018. Malte is the CEO Emeritus of EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, Wash., serving as its CEO for more than eight years. During his tenure at EvergreenHealth, he was responsible for the leadership of all aspects of EvergreenHealth's purpose, mission and vision. He retired as CEO in August 2018 to pursue a long-held aspiration to teach healthcare management at the graduate level. He recently joined the faculty of UW's Masters of Health Administration (MHA) program as a Clinical Associate Professor and Practitioner in Residence.

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August 2, 2018

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

Lake Washington Institute Of Technology President To Speak At Worksource Forum

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) President Dr. Amy Morrison will speak at the Worksource event, "Women and Work Empowerment Forum" on August 8, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at LWTech. The event will bring together women from the community who are looking for, or have recently found, employment. Dr. Morrison will share career experiences that led her to becoming the president of the only public institute of technology in the state of Washington.

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June 11, 2018

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

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Board of Trustees Announce Contract Extension for College President

Kirkland, Wash. - The Board of Trustees of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) voted unanimously in their June meeting to extend the rolling contract for LWTech president, Dr. Amy Morrison, to 2023. The Trustees hired Morrison, five years ago, with full confidence that she would be able to lead the college in a fair, inclusive, thoughtful, and productive way. Since she began her tenure at the college, and with the support and hard work of faculty and staff, the college has made tremendous progress. That growth resulted in the college reaching several significant milestones; including, the development of new programs, including six new Applied Baccalaureate degrees, and securing more than $6.3 million in federal, state and foundation grant funds (including the college's first-ever National Science Foundation grants, of which the college has since received three). This past year, the college joined forces with British Columbia Institute of Technology and Oregon Institute of Technology to provide engineering, technology and other applied degrees at the associate, bachelor, and master's levels through the creation of the Cascade Innovation Corridor Project, and lastly, LWTech was also recognized this past year by the Aspen Institute as one of the top 150 two-year colleges in the nation.

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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 eight applied bachelor’s degrees, 57 associate degrees, and more than 90 professional certificates in 48 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.