Help Name a New School After Ruben Trejo

EWU Professor Ruben Trejo 1937 – 2009

Spokane Public School District 81 is looking for nominations for names of new schools and buildings. We nominated Ruben Trejo for the new building for the On Track Academy located on the Shaw Campus. We also nominated Frances Scott (see the link) for the new middle school in NE Spokane on Foothills Drive.

Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua’s Big Break

Standard Digital November 29, 2013

Spokane graduate’s big breaks lead to large accomplishments

He grew up in Nairobi’s Kibera slums, living inside a Timber house. He dropped out of school in form two since his parents could not afford the fees. However, he was lucky as his pastor paid for his education. He later became Kenya’s first government spokesman and now has an ambitious dream for his county.
Dr. Alfred Mutua graduated from Whitworth University and attended Eastern Washington University. He was the editor of the Spokane African American Voice.

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What has Dr. Mutua’s big break lead to? He started by planting 5 acres of trees in Mahakos County, hiring local women to water them and donating property so the community could build a sub police station.

See what he is bringing to Machakos only 8 years later…..

Angela Bukenya Meets President Clinton

Clinton School to Co-host Holiday Performance

As we enter holiday break this weekend at the Clinton School, we wish everyone a wonderful holiday season! Above is a photo from the Clinton Presidential Center holiday party December 18.

NOTE: Angela Bukenya is a June 2012 masters degree graduate of  Eastern Washington University. She attended school, worked in health care, volunteered at the South Hill 7th Day Adventist Church,  was involved in national politics, care for the aged and other health concerns in the Spokane area for several years. She is now working toward a second masters degree at the Clinton School Of Public Service, University of Arkansas,  and met President Clinton at the Clinton Presidential Center holiday party.