Highline Profiles

Junkie and Linda Yoshida

Linda and Junki Yoshida

Highline Distinguished Alums and Donors

Highline College is an unforgettable place for Junki and Linda (McFarren) Yoshida. It’s where they met and fell in love. It’s also where they discovered their paths to future success.

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Highline College Linda Guddat

Linda Guddat

Scholarship Recipient & Nursing Student

Linda Guddat is studying nursing and fulfilling her childhood dream of being in the medical profession. Learn more about Linda and what advice she has for fellow students.

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Kelcie Whyle

Kelcie Wiley

CIS Program Student

When Kelcie Wiley started taking classes at Highline in 2011, little did she know what changes were in store, both for her and the college.

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Megan Smith

Megan Smith

Scholarship Recipient & Student-Athlete

Megan Smith knew she wanted to play collegiate volleyball close to home. So when she was looking into programs, Highline became an easy choice. Now a second-year player and captain of Highline’s team, Megan is finishing up her associate degree.

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Tha Dah Hser

Tha Dah Hser

Scholarship Recipient & Human Services Student

Tha Dah Hser is like many students at Highline College. But college is extra challenging for her since she’s not a native English speaker. Originally from Thailand, she came to Seattle at the age of 13. Learn what motivates her to stay in college.

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Highline College Sue Morrison

Sue Morrison

Scholarship Recipient & Medical Assistant Student

Sue Morrison is no stranger to Highline College. Sue first took classes here in the 1980s. Now in her 50s with two children in college, she returned to campus in January 2013 to pursue an AAS degree.

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Homero and Higdalia Bracho

Homero and Higdalia Bracho

Entrepreneurs and StartZone Clients

With the help of StartZone, the Bracho family obtained a home-based business license under the name Piñatas-USA, selling handcrafted piñatas and centerpieces.

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Laura Yanez

Laura Yanez

Student Body President and Jumpstart Scholarship Recipient

An emigrant from Colombia, Laura Yanez did not speak a word of English when she came to the United States. With a great deal of perseverance, Yanez learned the language and found her passion in place she never expected.

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Xavier Henderson

Xavier L. Henderson

Wrestler and Scholarship Recipient

Wrestling changed Xavier Henderson’s life. Learn how wrestling brought him to Highline and why he now shares his story of a difficult past to motivate others to seek their full potential.

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Ruth Krizan

Ruth Krizan

Student Body Vice President and WES Funding Recipient

Ruth Krizan had dreamed about going back to school. Thanks to funding from Workforce Education Services, the single mom of two boys is on her way to a degree at Highline.

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Jose Antonio Ramos

Jose Antonio Ramos

Highline Alum Returns for Bachelor’s Degree

A few years ago, Ramos graduated from Highline with his associate degree. When the college added a bachelor’s degree in his field—global trade and logistics—he was among the first to return to college to enroll.

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Denise Johnson

Denise Johnson

College Hopes Take Flight at Airport University

As a teen mother, Denise Johnson had thought college was out of reach. But through innovative partnerships and plenty of support at Highline, as well as her own hard work, Johnson will soon earn her diploma.

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John “JD” Jenkins

John “JD” Jenkins

BFET Funding Recipient and CIS Program Student

Learn how a passion for technology—and a second go at college—has given this former football player the chance to create a new program for his life.

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Sandra Cravens Robinson

Sandra Cravens Robinson

Nursing Program Graduate and 2016 Distinguished Alumna

As young woman of color in the 1960s, Sandra Cravens faced her share of doubters and discrimination. Read how her resilience, strengthened by her faith, led to an illustrious career in nursing.

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Tell My Story

Share your story and become a member of Highline’s FREE Alumni Association!

Highline alumni are more than 350,000 strong. You will find them in your neighborhood and around the globe. After you’ve finished at Highline—whether you’ve taken one class or one hundred—join your fellow Thunderbirds in the alumni ranks and share your story. We would love to hear what you are doing now.

Are you shy about sharing? Not to worry. Join the Alumni Association anyway. It’s free and you will receive invitations to exclusive events, networking opportunities, special discounts, Highline news and updates and much more.

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