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2020 Alumni Fellows

Because we could not be together and honor Washburn alumni in the traditional way, we took a retrospective look on past Alumni Fellows this year to see where they have taken their careers.

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2020 Alumni Fellows Retrospective included interviews with:

Tawanna Black, bpa '00, founder and chief executive officer of the Center for Economic Inclusion, the nations first organization dedicated exclusively to creating inclusive regional economies.

John Kemp - jd '74, H '03, the president and CEO of The Viscardi Center, a network of nonprofit organizations providing a lifespan of services that education, employ, and empower children and adults with disabilities. 

Mark Yardley - bba '77, president and CEO, FHLBank, which provides needed liquidity and funding to its diverse financial institution members throughout Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma. 

Carrie Saia - bsn '88, CEO and chief nursing officer of Holton Community Hospital, which provides vital health care services to Holton, Hoyt, Wetmore and surrounding areas. 

Gary Bayens - bs '90, dean, Washburn University Institute of Technology, a nationally recognized innovator in career and technical education.

Rita Etzel - certificate '71, a retired registered nurse after spending more than 20 years at Sharp-Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California, in orthopedics, neurology, and same-day surgery.

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