City University of Seattle instructor Lauriel Elsa-Gordon was recognized by Joint Base Lewis-McChord with the Distinguished Faculty Award at their annual graduation ceremony. The award recognizes recipients for their outstanding contributions in providing high quality education to service members and families of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Walking across the stage at commencement with family and friends cheering in the background marks a significant milestone in life. That moment gives graduates an opportunity to commemorate all they’ve learned and accomplished. While life is busy, and it may be tempting for them to quickly move on after Pomp and Circumstance fades, CityU graduate Charles Smith suggests that fellow graduates take time to savor their success.
Counseling alumna Susie Kroll is a trained hostage negotiator and in crisis situations co-responds with law enforcement officers through five police departments.
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.
Susan Pengra has always had a special place in her heart for vulnerable youth, and she spent the early part of her career working in group homes and juvenile detention facilities. Yet, like many parents, her career took a back seat after her children were born. However now that her children have left the nest, she’s decided it’s time to follow her career interest once again.
After earning his associate degree, Brendan got his start working for the Washington State Department of Corrections, but soon realized he’d need additional education to advance in his career. When his wife, a City University of Seattle alumna, received an email saying the university was now offering a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, he decided to look into it.