Jennifer Davis '80: keynote speaker at AKD Awards Dinner
On Tuesday May 24, 2011, new inductees of the University of Washington chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) were formally recognized and treated to a dinner at the UW faculty club with faculty and guests. Keynote speaker UW Sociology alum Jennifer Davis '80 spoke
about how she benefitted from a BA in Sociology in her work as a public defender investigator. Read more on Davis
Alumnus "gives back" to Sociology undergrads
In April, President of Miller College David Harris '81 returned to campus to hold a career enhancement workshop. In his workshop Harris stressed the importance of distinguishing yourself early on, which can be achieved through the development of interpersonal skills, the cultivation of relationships and, above all, personal integrity. "Integrity is everything, all or nothing" said Harris. "Never compromise your integrity and treat people with the utmost respect." Read more on Harris
Alumni Profile: Terry Hayes, '69
Profession: CEO of Tacoma Goodwill: one of the top 15 largest Goodwills in the nation
We talked with Terry Hayes to learn more about her path from a Sociology undergraduate to CEO. As it became clear from our interview, Terry lives and breathes the mission of her organization. Her beliefs about her own success mirror her belief in others. “We all build on what has come before. We are only successful to the extent that people have invested in us along the way." Read more on Hayes
Thomas J. Linneman (Ph.D. '99) just published his book Social Statistics: The Basics and Beyond with Routledge. Information about the book can be found at: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415805018/
On December 8th, Founding Co-Director of Terawatu Dr. Tanya Pergola spoke with Kelo Kubu, Director of TEDxSoweto, via the Africa Skype Station at TEDWomen in Washington DC. Dr. Tanya answered questions about Terrawatu's pioneering work in Africa on nurturing indigenous practices to help heal communities.
Terrawatu is a charitable, non-governmental organization that works to create sustainable development projects rooted in community. For information on Terrawatu, go to: People-to-People Safaris.