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Please join us in sending our best wishes to our faculty and staff members who will be leaving Western at the end of the academic year. 

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Dr. Verónica Vélez

Western Associate Professor of Secondary Education and Education & Social Justice Verónica Vélez has been named Community Partner of the Year as part of Bellingham Public Schools' Bellingham Promise Awards.

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Your gift will help to provide the best possible learning experience and the latest in knowledge and professional readiness for students by supporting scholarships, cutting edge technology and information access, as well as faculty and program support.

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Give to the Trula Nicholas Memorial Fund

Trula Morehead Nicholas, an associate professor in Woodring’s Human Services Program, passed away peacefully at her home in Bellingham on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020.

Trula had a passionate and undying commitment to the pursuit of social justice and to the building of community through collaboration with others, and the purpose of this fund in her name is to support collaborative projects that reflect the spirit of the projects that she worked on during her lifetime.

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