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Fairhaven: group of students

Our Students

Fairhaven students are unique. We design our own concentrations, combine all sorts of ideas and fields of study, speak up in class, build alliances, work in the community, get to know our teachers (and ask them hard questions) — basically, we stir the pot.


Take a look at some of us to get a sense of who we are and what we do:

Phil Perdue, Fairhaven College student/alumniTJ Martin | Interdisciplinary Concentration

Oscar winner TJ Martin (’05, Fairhaven Interdisciplinary Concentration, American Cultural Studies) more



Ethan Glenmaker

Ethan Glemaker| WWU Major, Interdisciplinary Concentration

Ethan Glemaker, Western Washington University's Associated Students president for the 2012-2013 academic year. "To be elected AS president is an honor to which I can hardly assign words. I feel incredibly grateful and simultaneously empowered by the amount of confidence and support I have received from Western's student body." more

Alice BremnerAnna Ellermeier | Interdisciplinary Concentration

Anna Ellermeier, Western Washington University’s Associated Students president for the 2011-2012 academic year. “It is an honor to be elected AS President. I am looking forward to working with the six AS vice presidents and the university administration to be a strong advocate for students and effectively and faithfully represent their needs and their voices,”


Fairhaven: Alekzandr Wray Alekzandr Wray | Law, Diversity & Justice Concentration

"You have classes with the students in the Law, Diversity & Justice program, and they bring a lot of different perspectives into the conversations that we have and it really helps you come up with your own voice." Video >

Fairhaven: Sarah Ishmael

Chris Koser | Interdisciplinary Concentration

"I knew early on that I wanted to be a filmmaker...There were plenty of film schools to choose from but none of them allowed me the freedom to design my own curriculum." more

Alice BremnerAlice Bremner | Interdisciplinary Concentration

"Fairhaven gave me confidence in my science ability and my professors encouraged me to pursue more challenging science and now I hope to attend medical school to become a doctor..." more

Phil Perdue, Fairhaven College student/alumniPhilip Perdue | Interdisciplinary Concentration

"My passion is religion and politics, because I am fascinated by the human condition..." more


Alia Parker

Alia Parker | Adventure Learning Grant Recipient ('07-'08)

"During my Adventure Learning Grant travels I explored activism in Central and South America, with a focus on women and community health." more


Dario Re, Student, Fairhaven College WWUDario Re | Interdisciplinary Concentration

"An education here matters because it teaches one to think critically."



Laura Bohorquez

Laura Bohorquez | American Cultural Studies Major

"Both Fairhaven and Western influenced me to not just sit back and be told what to do or learn, but take action towards it and outline my own education." more

Gaudelia Hortado, Fairhaven College student, LDJ ConcentratorGaudelia Hurtado | Law, Diversity & Justice Concentration

"I really enjoy having a close community. You have lawyers working with have seminar-based classes so there's about 10-15 students, so you actually get to work one-on-one with them."



Matia JonesMatia Jones | Interdisciplinary Concentration

"I wanted to move toward a health care career that would promote social and ecological justice. There just didn’t seem to be too many colleges offering that sort of major. So I chose Fairhaven -- where I could make one." more


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