All-Washington Academic Team

2022 All-Washington Academic Team Ceremony

Thursday, May 12, 2022, 12:00 p.m.
Hosted by South Puget Sound Community College
Virtual Ceremony  |  Ceremony Program

 

The All-Washington Academic Team program recognizes and honors our state's finest higher education students. The students who make up the All-Washington (All-WA) Team reflect the diversity of the state, maintain high standards of excellence, and contribute positively to the community. Their stories are often inspiring, sometimes surprising, and always reflective of the larger story of the state's community and technical college students.

All-WA 2022 circular seal, blue, red and white

The program has become the showcase for Washington's community and technical colleges because it honors the academic high achievers, the individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to success in the classroom and in the communities in which they live. This recognition demonstrates the state's commitment to scholarship and community service on the part of those attending the state's public community and technical colleges.

About Phi Theta Kappa & History of All-WA

Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for Two Year Colleges, introduced the All-USA Academic Team to recognize and honor two-year college students for their scholastic achievement and community and college service.

In 1994, state-level academic teams were introduced as a way to provide scholarships and scholastic recognition to Phi Theta Kappa members, while promoting excellence at two-year colleges. Students nominated to the All-USA Academic Team are automatically named to their state team.

In 1996, Washington launched its state program. A steering committee comprised of community and technical college presidents, Phi Theta Kappa representatives, public information officers from two-year colleges and representatives from the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges put together the first recognition ceremony in the Governor’s Mansion. The ceremony honored 44 students representing 24 community and technical colleges.

Today, the All-Washington Academic Team includes students representing the 34 community and technical colleges in Washington state. The program has become the showcase for Washington’s community and technical colleges because it honors the academic high achievers: those who have demonstrated a commitment to success in the classroom and in the communities in which they live. This recognition demonstrates the state’s commitment to scholarship and community service on the part of those attending the state’s public community and technical colleges.

Sponsors

Program Sponsors

The following organizations support the 2022 All-Washington Academic Team program:

  • Washington Association of Community and Technical Colleges
  • Washington State Association of College Trustees
  • State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
  • Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of the Two-Year College

Scholarship Sponsors

The following organizations provide scholarships support to the students on the 2022 All-Washington Academic Team:

  • KeyBank
  • Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU)
  • Washington State Association of College Trustees

Please take the opportunity to thank our scholarship sponsors.

KeyBank: $250 awarded to every team member.

Brian Marlow
KeyBank President, South Puget Sound
1101 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402

and

Caleb Stephens
KeyBank Regional Corporate Responsibility Officer/ Community Relations
1301 5th Ave., 24th Floor
Seattle, WA 98101

WSECU: $750 awarded to the top 16 team members.

Marcus Glasper, Chair, Board of Directors
WSECU
PO Box WSECU
Olympia, WA 98507

and

Doug Mah, Board Secretary
WSECU
PO Box WSECU
Olympia, WA 98507

Trustee Scholarships: $1,000 awarded to top 3 team members.

Carl Zapora, President
Washington State Association of College Trustees
PO Box 42495
Olympia, WA 98504-2495

All-Washington Academic Team List, 2022

Bates Technical College
Melissa Baquirin
Cajetan Martin

Bellevue College
Florida Cishesa
Makilah Joyce
Ashley Whitman

Bellingham Technical College
Tamara Holmes

Big Bend Community College
Kristin Ortiz

Cascadia College
Isabelle Cook
Wajahat Mobeen

Centralia College
Lauren Burnett
Jordan Neal
Isaac Pope
Kevin Thompson

Clark College
Anne Legrave
Jordan Peterson

Clover Park Technical College
Brandon Lee
Zijie Zhu

Columbia Basin College
Thalia Birrueta
Nicole Dubois-Killoy
Ariah Yager
Kinley Troh

Edmonds College
Emily Hall
Byeolah Kwon

Everett Community College
Heather Costello
Amanda Giuliano
Meg Macdonald

Green River College
Vladyslav Boiko
Julius Sjolie

Highline College
Caitlyn Jonson
Sameer Koirala

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Tabetha Arellano
Kwan Jie Lee
Benjamin Rawald
Gabriela Sanchez

Lower Columbia College
Vanessa Davis
Christina Jurado
Corenna Klimp
Yuuki Matsunari

Olympic College
Teairra Lawson
Ashley Leon Guerrero
Madeline Seid

Peninsula College
Jeremy Buggy
Jesse Driese
Seonmin Yoon

Pierce College – Fort Steilacoom
Amanda Davidson
Grace Macharia
Joan Njoroge

Pierce College – Puyallup Campus
Josephine Fuhri
Heather Green

Renton Technical College
Johnathon Kersey
Elmi Abdalla

Seattle Central College
Helene Jacqueline Liobard
Shane Taylor
Alice Van Norman

Shoreline Community College
Jasper Balinas
Julio Gonzalez
Shu Min Mok
Yu Zhang

Skagit Valley College – Mt. Vernon Campus
Divine Banks
Heather Wallace

Skagit Valley College – Whidbey Island Campus
Amber Betteker
Ezra Franklin

South Puget Sound Community College
Dianna Burch
Yuho Fujii

South Seattle College
Rebecca Silva
Phuong To

Spokane Falls Community College
Ruth Briggs
Braden Untiedt

Tacoma Community College
Mariana da Silva Lima Wray
Amelia Garza
Chloe Jazvic

Walla Walla Community College
Milo Cleveland
Elisha Johnson

Wenatchee Valley College
Kaitlyn Bonner
Brooke Perez
Jessica Heinlen

Whatcom Community College
Patty Hammer
Kennedy Lange
Caldas Rios

Yakima Valley College
Miguel Blancas-Alejo

Scholarships for 4-Year Transfer

Washington’s public and independent four-year colleges and universities have recognized the outstanding accomplishments of the members of the All-Washington Academic Team by offering a variety scholarship support. Below is the list of the support offered to the 2021 All-Washington Academic Team members who transfer to their institutions.

College Number Offered Amount Description Contact
Public 4-Year Institutions:
Central Washington University Any $1,000 Central Washington University will offer $1,000 scholarships to any member of the 2022 All-Washington Team who enrolls in the University in fall 2022. Inti Valverde, Assistant Director of Scholarships, scholarships@cwu.edu, 509-963-1611
Eastern Washington University 1 $2,000

Eastern is offering a $2,000 scholarship to one member of the 2022 All-Washington Team to attend the university Fall 2022 through Spring 2023. If more than one team member enrolls, Eastern will determine who receives the scholarship through a competitive application process. If the recipient maintains a 3.5 cumulative GPA, the scholarship may be renewed for a second year totaling $4,000.

Eastern further encourages team members to apply for their Transfers Academic Honors Scholarship and EWU Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship by applying at ewu.edu/scholarships and clicking, "Apply Now!" The complete application is due on or before Feb. 1, 2022 for the 2022-23 awards.

Kandi Teeters, Associate Director, EWU Financial Aid Scholarship Office, kteeters@ewu.edu, 509-359-6384
The Evergreen State College Any $1,500 The Evergreen State College is offering a $1,500 scholarship to any member of the 2022 All-Washington Team who enrolls at the college. Eric Pedersen, Chief Enrollment Officer, pedersee@evergreen.edu, 360-864-6311
University of Washington 10 $8,000 UW will award tuition waiver scholarships to ten 2022 All-Washington team members who transfer to the Seattle, Bothell or Tacoma campuses. Each award will have a maximum value of $8,000 and will be distributed over a two-year period ($4,000 maximum each year). Recipients must enroll in at least 12 credits each quarter and make satisfactory progress toward a degree. If more than ten team members enroll in UW, the university will determine who receives the scholarships.

UW encourages team members interested in transferring to notify the university of their intentions as soon as possible.
Carlos Williams, Office of Admissions, clwilli@u.washington.edu, 206-221-5416
Washington State University 10 $2,000

Each year, Washington State University will award scholarships to ten All-Washington Academic Team members who transfer to any of the university's campuses. The $2,000 scholarships are non-renewable. If more than ten team members enroll in WSU, the university will determine who receives the scholarships.

WSU encourages interested team members to notify Student Financial Services as soon as possible.

Heather Morgan, Assistant Director-Program Administration, Student Financial Services, morganh@wsu.edu, 509-335-9711
Western Washington University Any $2,000 Western Washington University recognizes the accomplishment of these outstanding students with a guaranteed minimum of $2,000 in combined scholarships to any 2022 All-Washington Team members who enroll in the University. Cezar Mesquita, Director of Admissions, cezar.mesquita@wwu.edu, 360-650-4350
Private 4-Year Institutions:
Gonzaga University 3 $7,000-$20,500 Gonzaga University will consider all 2022 All-Washington Academic Team members for merit scholarships ranging from $13,000-$24,000. In addition, any student who has achieved Phi Theta Kappa recognition will receive an additional $3,000. Jim White, Dean of Student Financial Aid, whitej@gonzaga.edu, 509-313-6568
Pacific Lutheran University 5 $1,000 Pacific Lutheran University is offering up to five $1,000 scholarships to 2022 All-Washington Academic Team members who enroll at the university. If more than five members enroll, PLU will determine who receives the scholarships. Therese Santos, Student Financial Service Specialist, tsantos@plu.edu, 253-535-7161
Saint Martin's University Any $5,000 Saint Martin's University will offer $5,000 scholarships ($2,500 per year) to any All-Washington Academic Team member who enrolls at the university. In addition, Saint Martin's offers scholarships of $1,000 for PTK members who have completed an associates degree or have junior standing. Caitlin Gordon, Assistant Director of Admissions, cgordon@stmartin.edu, 360-438-4594
Seattle Pacific University Any Varies
Seattle Pacific University (SPU) is offering the following merit-based transfer scholarships for 2021-22 (Fall 2021 through Summer 2022):
 
$12,000 (3.75+)
$10,000 (3.60-3.74)
$ 9,000 (3.40-3.59)
$ 7,000 (3.20-3.39)
$ 5,000 (3.00-3.19)
$ 3,000 (2.85-2.99)
 
All above GPAs are based on cumulative college-level GPA, and all students must be enrolled full time to receive the above scholarships.
 
In addition, SPU will offer a $3,000 Direct Transfer Degree Scholarship and a $2,000 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship in addition to the merit-based scholarships listed above, which are stackable and renewable.
Michelle McFarland, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, mcfarlandm@spu.edu, 206-281-2999
Seattle University Any Varies Transfer students who complete an admissions application to Seattle University are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.
*Please note: This is general scholarship consideration available to all transfer students who apply at Seattle University.
Kari Berkas, Assistant Director of Admissions – Transfer Recruitment, berkask@seattleu.edu, 206-296-5811
University of Puget Sound 3 $2,000 The University of Puget Sound is proud to offer a $2,000 scholarship to each current All-Washington Academic Team member who enrolls at Puget Sound. The scholarship will be granted in addition to any other academic scholarships the student might receive, and will be renewable for up to a maximum of ten semesters, provided that the student maintains full-time enrollment and meets the guidelines for satisfactory academic progress. Interested students are encouraged to notify the University of their intentions as soon as possible. Torri Henson, Assistant Director of Admission & Transfer Admission Coordinator, thenson@pugetsound.edu, 253-879-3211
Walla Walla University Any $1,000 Walla Walla University is offering $1,000 scholarships to any member of the 2022 All-Washington Academic Team who enrolls at the university. Trevor Congleton, Associate Vice President for Marketing and Enrollment Services, trevor.congleton@wallawalla.edu, 509-527-2256
Whitman College 5 $2,500 Whitman College is offering five $2,500 scholarships to 2022 All-Washington Academic Team members who enroll at Whitman. If more than five team members enroll, the college will determine who receives the scholarships. Karri Michelson, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, mickelka@whitman.edu, 509-527-5178
Whitworth University 3 $1,500 Whitworth University is offering up to three $1,500 scholarships to 2022 All-Washington Academic Team members who enroll at Whitworth. These scholarships are in addition to Whitworth's $12,000-$25,000 transfer academic scholarships. If more than three team members enroll, the university will determine who receives the scholarships. Greg Orwig, VP of Admission and Financial Aid, gorwig@whitworth.edu, 509-777-4580
Requirements & Deadlines for Colleges

Student Photo & Bio Requirements

Each community and technical college with a student on the 2021 All-Washington Team is asked to provide a photograph and short bio of their students for the recognition ceremony booklet.

Bios and photo submission deadline is Friday March 11, 2022. Submit via the All-Washington Academic Team Student Bios form. Bios should be approximately 75 words. Photos should be high resolution and include only the student.

Deadlines & Important Dates

December 9 - Nominee applications due to PTK National
March 11 - All student bios and photos due to SPSCC via web form
March - PTK notifies state nominees of national ranking
March - PTK announces Washington's New Century Scholar
March- National team announced on USA-Today
April 30 - May 3- AACC Convention in New York, NY
May 12 - All-Washington Academic Team Recognition Ceremony
October 13-16 - ACCT Leadership Congress

Student Resources

The Ceremony

Members of the 2022 All-Washington Academic Team will be honored in a virtual recognition ceremony. Medallions, certificates, programs, and scholarship checks will be mailed to the team members’ respective school. See above.

New Century Scholar

The student receiving the highest All-USA Academic Team application score in each state is named a New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar or a New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar. Students nominated for the Workforce Pathway should be planning to enter the workforce after completing a certificate or associate degree, and students nominated for the Transfer Pathway should be planning to transfer to the four-year college after graduation.

The program annually recognizes 100 Scholars. Each New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar receives special recognition at the Association of Community College Trustees Congress. Each New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar receives special recognition at the American Association of Community Colleges Convention.

Contact

You can address your questions about the All-Washington Academic Team Program and Ceremony to:
Kelly Green, Executive Community Relations Officer, SPSCC