Congratulations to This Year’s Rising Stars! - Brandi Hunter, Toya Moore, and Julie Jefferson Lakewood, WA - The Center of Excellence for Homeland Security Emergency Management (CoE-HSEM) has always been focused on student success, helping people change their lives' trajectory positively and who have demonstrated excellence in their professional endeavors in education and public service. “Each year, it is an honor to recognize outstanding award winners with our Rising Star Award for their accomplishments and contributions to the Center. Our Award winners will be honored at the Center’s Advisory Board meeting/virtual award ceremony on December 8, 2020,” said Linda Crerar, [...]
Congratulations to This Year’s Rising Star! - Brandi Hunter Brandi Hunter Educational & Outreach Coordinator Center of Excellence – Homeland Security Emergency Management “Brandi Hunter is a standout star. As a recent graduate of the Homeland Security Emergency Management (HSEM) degree program at Pierce College, Brandi is a person who acts when opportunities appear. I reached out to Brandi on LinkedIn about an internship position at the Center of Excellence for HSEM and Brandi responded immediately. When we talked it turned out she had the qualifications and skills we needed to serve as an Educational & Outreach Coordinator for the [...]
Congratulations to This Year’s Rising Star! - Toya Moore Toya Moore, M.Ed., AHI, CHT, RMA, CCMA Director of Allied Health and CMA programs Seattle Colleges “Toya has done incredible work in her role as the Medical Assisting Program Director at Seattle Central College. She successfully transferred the program from Seattle Vocational Institute (SVI) when it closed down to the Health Education Center (HEC). She put incredible effort to revise the curriculum, expanded her TAC board to be inclusive of multiple stakeholders and the community, and went through years of data during the reaccreditation process. Not only has she handled all [...]
Congratulations to This Year’s Rising Star! - Julie Jefferson Julie Jefferson Communications Director Lummi Indian Business Council Julie Jefferson exemplifies a student that has overcome many obstacles and demonstrated great determination in pursuit of her higher education degrees. With three grown children and five grandchildren, Julie applied to enter our University of Washington graduate degree program in the fall of 2019. Julie was only through half of her first year in the University of Washington Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management degree when the largest pandemic in our lifetime hit the world early this year. Julie in her role as [...]
I am truly grateful for the opportunities and experience that I was able to gain while working for the Center of Excellence for HSEM. I believe this award to be one of many extensions of empowerment that the Center provides to everyone that they touch. For me it was not so much the object I received, rather it was the feeling of pride that I experienced because the people I respected believed in my success. When I was presented with the award in front of my colleagues it wasn’t as if I was being honored in the sense that I [...]
“In November of 2019, I established the Rising Star award at the Center to recognize and honor individuals in the all-hazard emergency management profession who have assisted his or her community in a positive and productive way. The Center has always been focused on student success and helping people change the trajectory of their lives but we as a Board to recognize these emerging leaders and their contribution to their chosen profession and organizations. Our award winners in 2019 have already advanced in their careers and have added great value to their organization. We are excited about selecting our next [...]
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