7 from Marysville, Arlington among EvCC's top graduates

Seven students from Arlington and Marysville have been named outstanding graduates in their respective majors at Everett Community College as graduation nears Wednesday, June 13.

Four students from Arlington were named the best: Melania C. Baublitz in Criminal Justice, Amanda S. Haring in Education, Lisa Jo Smith in Accounting, and Jasmin M. Chigbrow in Youth Re-Engagement.

For Marysville, Dana R. Arenz is the top student in Communications, and Eddy A. Dick in Precision Machining. Marina S. Chernichenko of Tulalip is the top student in World Languages.

Faculty members nominate and select outstanding graduates in each of the college's instructional divisions. The students will receive a medallion and a certificate of award. Eighteen other students also were recognized.

Meanwhile, the student speaker at the graduation will be Megan Brewer of Marysville.

Brewer graduates from Marysville Getchell High School and EvCC this year. At EvCC, she served as the ASB Vice President of Administration, a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, president of the Drama club, president of the Writing club and participated in EvCC's honors program.

She's graduating from EvCC with an associate in arts and sciences degree and is transferring to the University of Washington, where she'll participate in the UW's Honors program with a double major in English Literature and Classical Studies in the hopes of becoming an English Literature professor someday.

Commencement for more than 2,000 students starts at 7 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center; tickets are required. Doors open at 6 p.m. at 2206 Tower St.

Outside food and drinks, helium balloons, strollers, car/baby seats, tripods and air horns are not permitted. Limited reserved ADA seating and wheelchair accessible seating will be available. For hearing impaired guests and graduates, sign language interpretation will be provided, and FM machines will be available at the Guest Services Counter at the main entrance.

EvCC's Henry M. Jackson Conference Center will be available as an alternate viewing location for those without tickets. Also, graduation will be streamed live on the web from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Go to and click on watch graduation live.

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