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Doubling the Impact! LWTech Foundation Annual Scholarship Reception
The Foundation’s Fourth Annual Scholarship Reception, held on May 10, 2017 and sponsored by Frost Family Dentistry, highlighted both the accomplishments of LWTech’s student scholarship recipients and the incredible generosity of Foundation scholarship donors in an afternoon reception filled with honored donors, delighted students, and proud families and friends.
As part of the celebration, President Morrison Goings payed tribute to special donors, Bob and Linda Tjossem, for “doubling the impact” of the Tjossem Family Endowed Scholarship Fund. As a result of their unprecedented
giving, the Tjossem Family Endowed Scholarship will provide ten scholarships in perpetuity for hardworking students in a variety of workforce programs.
“This is truly one of my favorite events of the year,“
said Dr. Dan Frost, Foundation Board Director (and presenting sponsor of the event, via his practice, Frost Family Dentistry). “The scholarship reception provides
a unique and important opportunity for scholarship recipients to meet and say thank you to the donor(s)
who made his or her scholarship possible. Watching this connection is the heart and soul of the Foundation’s work.”
Distinguished Alumnus – Nancy Dick
The Foundation is pleased to announce Nancy Dick as the recipient of the 2017 LWTech Foundation Annual Distinguished Alumni Award Created in 2013, the LWTech Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor the institution can bestow upon an alumnus in recognition of professional accomplishments and/or service to the community.
Dick began her association with LWTech as a student, following a job layoff. She completed a Certificate in Graphics in 1999, and an Applied Associate of Science degree in Computer Graphics in 2002.
Leveraging her prior industry experience, Dick started as a part-time instructor for LWTech in 1999, developing and teaching technical design-related courses. While teaching, she earned a B.S. from City University in 2005, and later, a Master of Communication in Digital Media from the University of Washington in 2008. She then rose to a full-time, tenure-track position and taught until 2008. Dick became Dean of Instruction, Applied Design Programs in January 2009, serving in that position until 2015.
Dick has worked with leading software companies on certification exam development and is passionate about
educational pathways for non-traditional students, with the goal of empowering them to further their education and pursue career opportunities.
Dick was inducted
into the University
of Washington,
Department of
Alumni Hall of Fame in
2013. In July 2017, she graduated from the Washington Executive Leadership Academy (WELA), an exemplary leadership program created by, and for, our community and technical college system.
Currently, Dick serves as Director of Workforce Education at the Washington State Board of Technical and Community Colleges. She remains a friend, partner, and distinguished alumna of LWTech.
Nancy Dick

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