Lake Washington Institute of Technology Board of Trustees Nominate LWTech Graduate for Transforming Lives Award


Leslie ShattuckExecutive Director/Executive Communications Officer(425) 739-8236

Kirkland, Wash. – The Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) Board of Trustees nominated LWTech graduate, Carina Clark, for the Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) Transforming Lives Awards. The award recognizes current students or graduates from Washington state community and technical colleges who have transformed their lives through education at one of the state’s community and technical colleges.

“It is the great honor of the Board of Trustees of LWTech to proudly and unanimously nominate Ms. Clark for the 2020 ACT Transforming Lives Award,” said Laura Wildfong, chair of LWTech’s Board of Trustees. “Ms. Clark has overcome significant barriers to achieve her educational goals. She is exactly the kind of student the community and technical college system is designed to serve.” 

LWTech Foundation Vice President, Bill Shelby presented a check to Clark for $500 from LWTech Foundation at the February LWTech Board of Trustees meeting.

Last spring, Clark was the student speaker at her high school graduation at LWTech, where she was awarded her high school diploma and her associate degree in Business. She is currently enrolled in the Accounting program at UW-Bothell.

About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in the state of Washington. LWTech offers 11 applied bachelor's degrees, 41 associate degrees, and 83 professional certificates in 41 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.