Honors Forum

EvCC's Annual Honors Forum

On Thursday, June 5, 2014 EvCC will celebrate the 2014 Honors Program Graduates. The event will take place in the Henry M. Jackson Conference Center auditorium at 5pm.

Program graduates will present their capstone projects, each based in a different discipline: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, English, Engineering and Psychology.

Melania Baublitz

Criminal Justice, Mentor: John Stewart

Melania Baublitz, 22, from Arlington, is working toward her goal of becoming a probation officer.  After graduation she is planning on attending Washington State University to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice.  As a part of her capstone project, Melania followed a case throughout the American justice system, analyzing each critical component.

Megan Brewer

Mentor: Dr. Joyce Walker, English

Megan Brewer, 18, from Marysville, is graduating with an AAS Degree and transferring to the University of Washington where she has been accepted into their Honors Program.  She plans to study English and Classical Studies in the hopes of becoming an English professor.  For her capstone presentation, Megan will discuss her project on dystopian novels and how they have changed from the 20th to the 21st centuries to match our ever-shifting society.

Tanner Gaskin

Mentor: Eric Davishahl, Engineering

Tanner Gaskin, 17, from Arlington, plans to attend Brigham Young University in Provo, UT to pursue an engineering degree after serving a two-year mission for the Church of Latter Day Saints.  Tanner is a Running Start student, earning his Associates Degree in general studies, who designed and built a robot that is controlled by hand motions.  He will demonstrate the robot as a part of his presentation.

Kathryn Smith

Mentor: Cynthia Clarke, Anthropology

Kathryn Smith, 19, of Granite Falls, will attend Western Washington University in the Fall, where she has been accepted as a music education major and into the Honors Program.  For her capstone presentation, Katey will discuss her project implementing a music program at Everett Community College’s Early Learning Center, where she explored cultural themes in music, researched world instruments, and designed curricula adapting both culture and instruments into individual lesson plans for children ages 12 months to 5 years.

Nada Yousif

Mentor: Dr. Diane Brown, Psychology

Nada Yousif, 20, of Marysville, will be attending the University of Washington where she will further her Psychology studies.  During her presentation, she will discuss her findings on her research project titled Autism Spectrum Disorder and Adjustment to College Life.  Nada created a survey and analyzed the results to identify relationships between autistic traits and academic factors (such as GPA, or self-confidence while speaking in front of the class) as well as social adjustments, such as navigating the campus, meeting new people, and change in routines.


Following the student presentations, Seattle author and filmmaker William Braden will speak to the group about the value of creating your own path.

William Braden

"Finding a Path vs. Making One"

Will Braden is an author and filmmaker from Seattle, Washington. He is responsible for the character of Henri, le Chat Noir, a feline existential philosopher whose comedic short films have been seen by over 20 million people. Henri also has a book in its 4th printing, and thousands of fans on Facebook and Twitter from around the world. Will is also the curator of the Internet Cat Video Festival, a world traveling festival devoted to the love affair between cats and the internet, which works to turn the online experience of watching cat videos into an offline social event.


EvCC's First Annual Honors Forum

On Thursday, June 6, 2013, EvCC held the First Annual Honors Forum.  The Forum highlighted the Honors Program's first two Honors Graduates, Dennice Bryant and Anh Tu Le.

NFL Punter and all-around renaissance man Chris Kluwe was the guest speaker, taking questions from the audience on topics ranging from video games to politics.