For the Campus. For the City. For the Future.
The Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative is the Northwest's only full-tuition, full-need scholarship for emerging urban and community leaders who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home.
Act Six Celebrates Newest Graduates
from Seven Colleges
This May 44 Act Six scholars earned their bachelors degrees from seven Act Six partner colleges, including the first graduates from Gonzaga University, Northwest University, Trinity Lutheran College, and Warner Pacific College. The newest alumni graduate with records of distinguished leadership, service and academic achievement and bring the total number of Act Six alumni to 113.
The Tacoma-Seattle graduates will be recognized in a community celebration. The media and public are welcome.
Thursday, May 30, 7:00 pm
Landmark Convention Center
47 Saint Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402 (map)
Meet this year's graduates:
Meklit Kalebessa, B.S. International Business (Lewis and Clark HS)
Joseph Lawyer III, B.A. Business (Life Christian HS)
Darrien Mack, B.A. Graphic Design (Rogers HS)
Jessica Pearson, B.A. Bioinformatics (Lincoln HS)
Taylor Powell, B.S. Biochemistry (Shadle Park HS)
Jaime Rebuelta, B.A. Business Management (Riverside HS)
Marisol Rosado, B.A. Sociology (Highline HS)
Stephanie Abdulmajid, B.A. Social Work (Westside Christian HS)
Alma Barajas, B.S. Elementary Education (International Studies HS)
Viktoriya Galuza, B.S. Nursing (David Douglas HS)
Michelle Gonzalez, B.A. Biology (Westview HS)
Alberto Mendoza, B.A. Political Science and History (Gladstone HS)
Zach Minden, B.S. Social Work (Cleveland HS)
Gustavo Moreno-Vela, B.S. Engineering (International Studies HS)
Karina Ramirez-Velazquez, B.A. Political Science and Spanish (Forest Grove HS)
Blake Shelley, B.A. Christian Ministry (Reynolds HS) *
Danielle Sims, B.A. Social Work (Grant HS)
Micah Strong, B.S. Allied Health (Clackamas HS)
Yesenia Arellano, B.S. Psychology and Hispanic Studies (Clover Park HS)
Gabriel Farías, B.A. English Writing (Stadium HS)
Marvin Gold, B.A. Philosophy (Washington HS)
Micah West, B.A. History (Mount Tahoma HS)
Mikéla Moore, B.A. Psychology (Lincoln HS)
Ylisse Bess, B.A. Sociology (Bellarmine Prep HS)
Mercedes Hayes, B.A. Communications (Kent Meridian HS)
Anna Hester, B.A. International Studies (Washington HS)
Rachel Ku, B.A. Philosophy (Henry Foss HS)
Jasmine Linane-Booey, B.A. Applied Communications (Shadle Park HS)
Oscar Marmolejo, B.S. Engineering Management (University HS)
Edwin Torres, B.A. International Studies and Spanish (Gonzaga Prep HS)
Thuy-Anh Vo, B.A. Political Science and Philosophy (Gonzaga Prep HS)
Augustine Ajuogu, B.S. Pre-Medicine (Chief Sealth HS)
Nancy Atondo, B.A Music (Mount Tahoma HS)
Grace Brigham, B.A. Business Administration (Clover Park HS)
Larisa Kotilevskaya, B.A. Music Management (Wilson HS)
Nicholas Nair, B.A. Youth Ministry (Foster HS)
Elizabeth Perkins, B.S. Psychology (West Seattle HS)
Donisha Robertson, B.A. International Marketing (Mariner HS)
Kimberlie Hanes, B.A. Children, Youth & Family Studies (Clover Park HS)
Kristin Manning, B.A. Children, Youth & Family Studies(Clover Park HS)
José de Jesus Rodriguez, B.A. Psychology (Clover Park HS)
Samuel Smith, B.A. Psychology (Clover Park HS)
Nicolette Viken, B.A. Early Childhood Education (Gates HS)
Hunter Leonard, B.S. Human Development (Cleveland HS)
Patricia Lewis, B.S. Human Development and Family Studies (David Douglas HS)
Adam Ristick, B.S. Human Development (Cleveland HS)
Read the full press release.
First Annual Alumni Institute Weekend Set for June 7-9
The mission of the Act Six Institute is to develop and empower a network of diverse leaders committed to embracing and transforming their communities. The Institute Weekend provides a focused space for Act Six alumni and friends to continue their learning and leadership development while strengthening their professional and personal networks. The theme for the first Institute Weekend at the Sheraton Seattle is "Feel the Love, Create Solutions, and Grow!" Registration is now open.
New Act Six Scholars Named
After a rigorous three-month selection process that began with more than 700 applicants, we are proud to announce that 65 students from Tacoma, Seattle, Portland, Spokane and the Yakima Valley have been named 2013 Act Six scholars at eight Northwest colleges. Collectively, their scholarships are worth more than $8 million over four years. Read the full press release.
Whitworth University Cadre Eleven
George Fox University Cadre Seven
Pacific Lutheran University Cadre Six
Northwest University Cadre Five
Gonzaga University Cadre Five
Trinity Lutheran College Cadre Four
Warner Pacific College Cadre Four
Heritage University Cadre Three
Act Six at 10 Years
See what Act Six has produced in its first 10 years, and what lies ahead.
Governor Christine Gregoire Addresses Act Six 10th Anniversary
Hear what Washington's Governor had to say to Act Six scholars and alumni gathered in Spokane to celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of the program.
What does it mean to be an Act Six scholar?
Check out the videos below to find out.