On October 12, 2011, UBB faculty, supporters, and guests gathered to honor over 100 students for their academic achievement during the 2010 year. The ceremony was held in the visiting room at the Washington State Reformatory, with over 75 family members and guests in attendance. Guests included Rep. Mary Helen Roberts; Terra Rose, aide to Rep. Larry Seaquist, head of the House Higher Education Committee; Randy Dorn, Superintendent of Public Instruction for Washington; and also from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dan Newell, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education and School Improvement.
Certificates were awarded to students who completed college or certificate courses during the 2010 academic year. During 2010, 117 men from the Washington State Reformatory and 13 women from the Washington Corrections Center for Women earned 647 hours of college credit and 636 hours of certificate credit.
Speakers included Scott Frakes, Superintendent of Monroe Correctional Complex; Felix D’Allesandro, UBB student; Dolphy Jordan, former UBB student who was recently released; and Sherri Caldellis, mother of UBB student, Noel Caldellis. The full program and list of honorees can be viewed here.
Additional pictures from the ceremony can be viewed in our Flickr album (coming soon!)
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