Shorewood grad and SCC grad are Outstanding Graduates at Western Washington University

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Western Washington University honored its Outstanding Graduates for the 2015-16 academic year at spring Commencement Saturday, June 11.

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year.

Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.

Shoreline has two graduates on the list: one graduated from Shorewood High School, and the other, from Bothell, graduated from Shoreline Community College.

Kyle White
Shorewood graduate
Shorewood graduate Kyle White graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering and as the Outstanding Graduate of the Manufacturing Engineering Program.

White demonstrated an ability to take his knowledge of manufacturing and apply it to real-world problem solving. He was involved with Western’s Formula SAE Team as a lead engineer, planning and executing the CNC machining of parts for the latest version of the car.

He also completed an internship at Hexcel Corporation during his senior year and passed the Manufacturing Technology Certification exam for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers with the highest score ever achieved by a Western student. The son of Barbara White and Jeffrey White, Kyle White is a graduate of Shorewood High School.

Stephen Ateser graduated from SCC
Stephen Ateser of Bothell graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design and a minor in User Experience Design.

He was selected as the Outstanding Graduate in the Design Department as well as Student Commencement Speaker. 

At Western, Ateser helped design Western’s student magazine Klipsun and served as lead designer for the Associated Students Publicity Center, helping to plan for strategic growth. He completed a design internship with Tether, Inc., a Seattle design firm that specializes in brand storytelling for clients such as Nike, Gatorade, BMW and Starbucks. And he completed workshops with professional designers in Portland and Seattle, exploring how good design can address social problems. He hopes to put his skills to work using design and technology to enrich people’s lives.

The son of Sandi and Demir Ateser, Stephen Ateser is a graduate of Henry M. Jackson High School in Bothell and Shoreline Community College.


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