Philip E. Sharpe, Jr. Community Engagement Award
2011 winner: James Loucky
James Loucky began teaching at Western in 1989, and specializes in Latin American affairs, international migration and intercultural education. Since his graduate study at UCLA, he has been involved with the Maya of Guatemala, through expert testimony in asylum cases and helping to build community wellbeing across the diaspora that now encompasses Whatcom County and most of North America. He serves on the Bellingham Sister Cities Association and for ten years has co-organized the Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival. Loucky is a vocal advocate for human rights, and frequent contributor to public awareness through presentations on immigration and social equity. He works closely with the Lummi community, public school teachers, refugees, and colleagues across campus to bring speakers on critical world issues. His international field courses have involved students in learning from small communities in Peru, India, Thailand, and Kenya.
2011 winner: Korry Harvey
Senior Instructor and Assistant Director, Forensics, Communications Department, College of Humanities and Social Sciences