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Alumni Spotlights

Spotlight Articles

These alums were brave and thoughtful enough to send in an update on their life post-graduation. Take a look, click on the names or images to read more!

Ed got his start in anthropology at CC in 1956, and he just wasn't able to quit!

With a PhD in anthropology and a thirst for adventure, Ed traveled to the arctic circle, then on to 22 different countries in Africa, South America, Europe, and Asia. 

Ed Durgin - Recording legends in Fort Go

Raegan was a running start student, graduating in 2014 with two Associate degrees, Associate of Science and Associate in Biology. She's now a PhD student in biomedical sciences at the University of South Dakota.

She recenly published her first first-author paper, with a focus on influenza.

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Talia volunteers for a public television station in Victoria, BC, and is a freelance photographer and videographer.

She earned her Masters in Information Systems in 2009, and now works with large mobile television productions.


Janice graduated 10 years ago and received the PCLI Endowed Scholarship. She now works as an accountant at the Possibilities Women's Center.

She was kind enough to speak to donors at our annual Gala, but she also shared a heartfelt letter of thanks for her scholarship donor.

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Skyheart is a current student in our Bachelor's of Applied Management program.

She has her AA and served on student government.

Skyheart was kind enough to share some of her spoken word poetry with us, click to read more!


Kathleen graduated in 2010 with her AA, then went on to WSU.

She now works for Swire Coca-Cola where she is the account manager for many bars, restaurants, hospitals, specialty stores, and both WSU and U of I in Pullman, WA and Moscow, ID

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Meet our 2019 Distinguished Alumnus!


Haskins was Rochester High School class valedictorian in 1971 and earned his associate’s degree from Centralia College in 1973. “The key to success is education,” he said. “And it was a quality education. I came out of my first two years better off than some of the kids who went to a four-year.”

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Amanda Sell-Sande’s first professional assessment test labeled her non-conformist, impatient, aggressive, and extroverted – atypical traits, to be sure. But these qualities, coupled with an indomitable spirit and a strong work ethic, have taken her extraordinary places – helping countless others along the way.

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