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Class of 2006

Brady Walkinshaw
Class of 2006

Brady Walkinshaw '06 recently was named to the Washington State House of Representatives. 

Submitted On:
Apr 21, 2014

Class of 2005

Joshua DuBois
Class of 2005

Joshua DuBois, MPA ’05, former head of the Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in the Executive Office of the President of the United States, has written a book to be released on October 22, 2013, The President’s Devotional:  The Daily Readings that Inspired President Obama, Harper Collins.

Submitted On:
Aug 28, 2013

Class of 2003

Nick Grono
Class of 2003

I’m writing to let you know that I have been appointed as the inaugural CEO of the Freedom Fund, starting today. The Freedom Fund is a new $100 million fund set up by leading anti-slavery activists and donors, Humanity United, the Legatum Foundation and Walk Free Foundation, to fight modern slavery - media release below.  It will be based in London and I’ll be relocating there in January, after spending Christmas in Perth with my family.

Submitted On:
Dec 16, 2013

Class of 2001

Sandra Cress
Class of 2001

Sandra Cress, MPP ’01, Director for Africa, One World Futbol Project, Nairobi, Kenya, writes:

“I've been living in Nairobi for over two years now.  I am the Director for Africa for the One World Futbol Project.  We produce and distribute virtually indestructible footballs around the world. Our recipient organizations include Ministries of Education, and Youth and Sports, INGOs, grassroots NGOs, and a variety of other small and large recipient organizations.  Our partner organizations use football for social change - tackling issues such as HIV/AIDS prevention, Life Skills, Female Empowerment, Reintegration of Child Soldiers, Financial Literacy, Peace and Reconciliation, and many other community challenges.  So far this year, we delivered over 500,000 balls to programs in: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DR Congo, Puntland, Lesotho, South Africa, Malawi, Tanzania, Senegal, Cameroon, Uganda, Rwanda, Somalia, Zanzibar, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, with many more countries in process.”

Submitted On:
Oct 10, 2013
Denise Dunning
Class of 2001

Denise Dunning '01, director of the Adolescent Girls Advocacy & Leadership Initiative, invites you to visit their homepage and learn more about what the organization is doing for young women. Learn more here

Submitted On:
Oct 7, 2013

Class of 1999

Rexon Ryu
Class of 1999
Submitted On:
Sep 10, 2014
Erica Keen Thomas
Class of 1999

Erica Keen Thomas, MPP '99, Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, was named a Service to America finalist by the Partnership for Public Service. Full Story

Submitted On:
Oct 7, 2013

Class of 1998

DeAngela Burns-Wallace
Class of 1998

DeAngela Burns-Wallace, MPA '98, Assistant Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Director of Access Initiatives at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, was named one of 50 college and university senior faculty and administrators for the 2013-14 class of the ACE Fellows Program.  This program focuses on identifying and preparing senior leadership for the nation’s colleges and universities. Full Story

Submitted On:
Oct 7, 2013

Class of 1994

Kate Grant
Class of 1994

Fistula Foundation CEO Kate Grant was recognized by the American Marketing Association (AMA) and American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) for her leadership of the organization for the past nine years.

Submitted On:
Jul 31, 2014
David Wallinga, MD
Class of 1994

I gave an invited talk to the National Academy of Science's Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability. I spoke on a panel addressing Health Implications of Sustainability efforts, focusing on the Food and Agricuture domain. It was a great honor, and my Science and Technology Policy training at the Woo was great preparation. 

 
Submitted On:
Dec 13, 2013

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