Tysen Hilquist, the South Seattle Community College Foundation Board’s outstanding student for May, is a recent recipient of the Boeing Endowed scholarship. He has served in the role of Vice President of student government and he is running for President. Tysen says despite the challenges of growing up in a less privileged community, he is making his dreams come true of pursuing higher education. After Tysen graduates from South, he plans to attend business school to earn his M.B.A.
Outstanding Faculty Member
Jill McDonough is the South Seattle Community College Foundation Board’s outstanding faculty member for May. Jill has experience teaching all over the world. When she first came to South she worked in the International Programs. She attended Seattle University and completed her M.A. in Adult Education. In addition to teaching, Jill is involved in many other projects on campus including serving as the faculty coordinator Intensive English faculty, and she has developed an online orientation toll for Seattle Tutoring Coalition.
Outstanding Staff Member
Kathy Vedvick is the South Seattle Community College Foundation Board’s outstanding staff member for the month of May. Kathy was originally hired in 1967 by Seattle Community Colleges. In 1971 she was hired to work at Central, and then in 1973 she transferred to South with Jerry Brockey. From 1978-1988 she was the Administrative Services Manager, and she has been in her current position of Director of Human Resources since 1988. Kathy is also an alumnus of South, and the University of Washington.