Lake Washington Institute of Technology Students Named to 2020 Phi Theta Kappa All-Washington Academic Team


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Kirkland, Wash. – Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) students Rebecca Rundle and Iuliia Dmitrieva have been named to the  2020 Phi Theta Kappa All-Washington Academic Team.

Rundle is a 3.95 GPA Nursing student who found her passion for nursing while working as a licensed medical technician in Haiti. Through hard work and determination, Rundle worked her way up from being a volunteer to an emergency department technician. After college, Rundle plans to work in a nursing leadership position in a hospital environment.

Dmitrieva, originally from Russia, is a 3.98 GPA Engineering Transfer student who found her passion after suffering from an injury in 2015. During a long road of recovery, she became interested in medicine, specifically in ways to alleviate pain. Dmitrieva plans to work as a medical researcher in Neural Engineering and Anesthesiology where she hopes to develop algorithms to measure the depth of a patient’s consciousness. 

“Rebecca and Iuliia are great examples of hard work that pays off,” commented Dr. Amy Morrison, president of LWTech. “Despite the annual statewide ceremony being cancelled due to Covid-19 in March, our LWTech Board is looking forward to recognizing these deserving students in a future date.”

The All-Washington Academic Team program showcases Washington’s community and technical colleges by honoring academic high achievers who have shown a commitment to success both in the classroom and the communities in which they live. This recognition also demonstrates the state’s commitment to scholarship and community service on the part of those attending the state’s public community and technical colleges. To qualify, recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and community engagement, and be nominated by their college.

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.