Aaron Guest graduated in Spring 2008. In his Summary and Evaluation, Aaron said: “My style has been influenced by each breath of wind, each natural rhythm, every melody I have ever heard. Like an author confessing his favorite writers, like a photographer musing over old photo books, I create using what I have beentouched by, what has bounced into my ears and burned the strongest electrical impulses in my brain. I love the feeling sound produces, so intangible but infused in every particle of matter that surrounds us…. My Fairhaven experience allowed me to embrace what I love to do and turn it into a plausible and informed career choice. With a Western music degree, I would have committed to practice one instrument and drive it into the ground. The way I have set up my education, I gain proficiency with several instruments and projects on my own time, which keeps me fresh and motivated. At the same time, I learn invaluable lessons about sound, the history and culture of music, and the art of crafting music that will be relevant to a wide range of people. At the other end of the spectrum, I have had the opportunity to explore lessons in avant-garde technology for an optional future in movie soundtracks or audio production. I have spread my skills across the board. Now it's time to play.”
The Fairhaven Connection Alumni Newsletter has returned in digital form. It's now an "e-newsletter" and all of the articles are here on our website.
David Keller (80) wrote an article "Sweethearts of Jazz" that was published in the Winter 2010 edition (Vol. 23, Num. 4) of Columbia Magazine.
"Gertrude Harvey Wright was a member of Seattle’s first African American musicians’ union during its brief and rocky existence from 1918 to 1924..."
Drue Robinson, Fairhaven alumna and adjunct faculty, restarts the Bellingham Children's Theater. "Bellingham Children's Theatre finds steady roost downtown" (Bellingham Herald, 1/4/10)
Fairhaven Alumnus Ryan Ward featured in the Ballard News Tribune: "Muralist looks for new sites." Muralist Ryan Henry Ward touches up his unicorn mural under the watchful eye of his companion, Merlin, at Leary Avenue Northwest and 8th Avenue Northwest.
Nicole Champagne featured in August 2009 Sunset Magazine: "Washington Day Trip to Bellingham: Stock up on gifts at Stone Soup Designs, where artist Nicole Champagne's jewelry echoes the colors and forms of the Northwest."
Fairhaven graduate Catherine Chambers pursues Bellingham city council seat
Law & Diversity Program Cohort 7 Alumni Ema Virdi, Cathi O'Connell, and Christine Dow recently passed the Washington State Bar exam!
Alumna Jennifer Eichstedt, sociologist at Humboldt State University, named "Outstanding Professor"
"Prayer Wheel to carry Bellingham residents' hopes to Obama," features Fairhaven alumnus and potter Chris Moenche...
Fairhaven Alumnus Paul Cosgrove, of counsel with the law firm Lindsay Hart Neil & Weigler, LLP has been named Vice Chair of the national board of directors for State Law Resources, Inc., an international referral network of independent law firms that provide legal and regulatory strategy to clients across the country. In dBusinessNews.
Fairhaven Alumnus Coll Thrush, now at UBC in the History department, won a Washington State Book Award in the history category with his book from UW Press, Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place.
Fairhaven Alumnus Craig Cole, Director of the Puget Sound Energy Board of Trustees and Chair of Puget Sound Energy's Governance and Public Affairs Committee, speaks about Ethics and Social Responsibility at WWU College of Business and Economics.
Lesley Thomas' award-winning arctic novel "Flight of the Goose" is displayed with the
exhibit "The Last Polar Bear" at the Burke Museum at the UW; it is used as a
textbook at Boston University theololgy dept, and by North Slope School
district for its Inupiaq Values curriculum. See her author site.
Charlene Stern, graduate of the American Cultural Studies program, hired as rural planning coordinator in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Flip Breskin leads fight to keep Roeder Home an arts center. Last January, county officials slashed funding for arts programs at the house, and staff who worked there were removed. "I was outraged," said Flip Breskin...(Bellingham Herald, 12/28/09)