Welcome to My Monthly Report


Greetings Colleagues,

Welcome to my Chancellor's Monthly Report, created specifically for University of Washington Bothell friends and supporters of the University. This Report highlights select UW Bothell events, news and information.

As another year comes to a close, and I reflect upon the many accomplishments of our institution, I want to personally thank you all for your continued support.  

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Happy Holidays and best wishes for a great 2011!

Kind regards,


Veterans’ Day 2010

On November 8, the Associated Students of UW Bothell (ASUWB) and the Chancellor’s Office hosted a Veterans’ Day Reception to commemorate Veterans’ Day 2010 and honor the over 100 veteran students on campus

During the reception, “First Gentleman” Mike Gregoire (Spouse of Governor Chris Gregoire) and Director John Lee from the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs praised the campus for all its efforts in providing assistance to student veterans.

 First Gentleman Gregoire, Director Lee and Chancellor Chan signed the Partners for Veteran Supportive Campuses certificate which officially recognizes UW Bothell as a veteran-friendly campus. 

UW Bothell Business Development Center Celebrates Five Years

On Tuesday, November 16, University of Washington Bothell Business Development Center (BDC) celebrated its 5th Anniversary with close to 200 business and community supporters. The BDC recognized its founders, professor Steve Holland, professor Walt Freytag and former BDC Director Brooks Gekler, with its 1st Annual Founder’s Award. 

Additionally, the breakfast event announced the BDC’s new 2010-2011 Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program, and announced plans for its first annual Business Plan Competition in May of 2011. Learn More.

 Student Awarded Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship

UW Bothell International student, Ignace Hounwanou of Togo, West-Africa, was awarded the Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship.  Currently in his senior year, Hounwanou anticipates graduating in June of 2011 with his Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

 The Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship is designed to encourage students to develop leadership abilities with peers and mentors. Students who receive the award are given an academic grant of $4,000.

Faculty News

University of Washington Bothell professor, Ron Krabill, along with colleagues Georgia Roberts and Angelica Macklin, visited South Africa during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and partnered with Cape Town Community Television to produce a series of short films looking at the impacts of the World Cup on multiple communities in Cape Town.

The project was focused on the significance of the World Cup being held in South Africa, and on the African continent, for the first time in history. Learn more

UW Bothell Welcomes Sean Marsh

University of Washington Bothell hired Sean Marsh as its new Assistant Director of Advancement and Alumni Services. Sean will be responsible for creating a strategic program of broad-based engagement with alumni and other constituents of the University.

In addition to constituency and alumni relations, Sean will also play a leading role in fund raising and events. Learn more

Upcoming Events

Join us for a monthly showcase of research-in-progress by Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences faculty members. The campus-community and the general public are invited to interact with faculty in conversations about their research, gain a sense of how research practices shift as they move across disciplines and sectors, and think critically and creatively about the implications of different forms of research design. Each presentation is held the first Tuesday of the month in UW1-280 (Rose Room) from 4:00 - 5:30 P.M.  Check out the winter line-up and for more background on the presenters click here

Research in Action on UWTV.  Interested in learning more about UW Bothell faculty and their areas of research?  Tune in to UWTV Wednesday night’s at 8pm or download and watch online

On Thursday, January 6, 2011 the Business Development Center will be hosting a CEO Panel moderated by Mary Jane Pioli, Chapter Chair of the Women President's Organization for Seattle and Bellevue.  The following CEOs are scheduled to participate:

Karen Howlett, CEO of McSweeney Steel

Laura Berry, CEO of Sound Medical and Aging at Home

Kyra Gray, CEO of D.E. Hokanson, Inc.

Debbie Oberling, CEO of Allen Partners

This event is open to students, faculty and the business community at large.  The CEO Panel will begin at 5:30 P.M. at the North Creek Events Center .

Join your fellow Huskies as the Everett SilverTips Hockey team faces Prince George on Saturday, February 26 at 7:05 P.M. at the Comcast Event’s Center in Everett.  For more information visit

Save the date for the 2011 Chancellor's Reception & Dinner which will be held on Friday, April 8, 6:00 P.M. at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville. The event will honor UW Bothell's supporters and friends. For event information call 425-352-3394.