People on the move, 12/10/15

WWU theatre professor named 2015 Washington Professor of the Year

Western Washington University’s Rich Brown, associate professor of theatre arts, was selected as the 2015 Washington Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

The award is based the following: impact on and involvement with undergraduate students; scholarly approach to teaching and learning; contribution to undergraduate education in the institution, community and profession; and support from colleagues and former undergraduate students, according to a press release from the university

Brown has taught at Western since 2006. He said his research and focus is on creating new work that celebrates cultural differences.

Brown received the award in Washington D.C. on Nov. 19. He’s the second Western faculty member to receive the award in three years; geology professor Scott Linneman won it in 2013.


Fairhaven massage practitioner receives certification

Susan Guttzeit, a massage practitioner with a practice at 960 Harris Ave., in Fairhaven, was recently certified as an Active Isolated Stretching therapist by the Active Isolated Stretching National Certifying Board.


Bellingham lawyer lands on list of top attorneys

Seattle Met magazine included Bellingham lawyer Emily Beschen in its list of top women attorneys in the state. The magazine’s list is based on peer nominations, a panel review and independent research on candidates, according to a press release from the Law Offices of Robert D. Butler, where Beschen works. Beschen is a criminal defense attorney.


Re/Max agents earn company award

Sally Webb and Rachael Wilson, with RE/MAX Whatcom County, were recently presented with the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award. The award honors successful agents for length of service and commissions earned during their careers with the company.


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