Bethany Moffatt

Alumna named Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year

City University of Seattle alumna Bethany Moffatt has been teaching for only six years, but in that time she’s passed her love of reading onto numerous students, and helped her school, Lakeridge Elementary School, go from one in need of improvement to a 2016 School of Distinction. As a testament to her contributions, Bethany was recognized as the 2018 Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year for Renton School District.

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Counseling alumna pioneers partnership between law enforcement and mental health professionals

Counseling alumna Susie Kroll is a trained hostage negotiator and in crisis situations co-responds with law enforcement officers through five police departments.

Students writing

English teacher goes back to school to become a school counselor

Some students lack the support they need to succeed, and high school English teacher Jim Sanders looks forward to being an advocate and resource for those individuals.

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Graduate certificate helps alumnus become a financial advisor

Changing career trajectories can be a challenging process, especially if it means going back to school to earn a new degree. CityU alumnus Scott McClave knew that from experience, which is why when he was ready to change careers for the second time he wanted to expedite the process. So, he decided to pair his existing skills and experience with a graduate certificate.

A U.S. Marine guides an MK-28 extended cargo truck during an exercise in Haramura Higashihiroshima, Japan.

Marine earns master’s degree in leadership online from Japan

Will Greeson leads a team of photographers and videographers who are tasked with capturing footage of the Marines’ work – from humanitarian aid projects to active combat training – in the Pacific region.

Karthik Dinakaran

Professional joins expertise and experience with a Computer Science degree

After graduating with his bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering, Karthik Dinakaran spent six years working in IT roles. With all the on-the-job training and experience he gained, he was ready to take the next step in his career. So he and his family moved from India to Seattle so he could study in City University of Seattle’s Master of Science in Computer Science program.