Coupeville’s Lancaster lands Yates Award

Skagit Valley College’s Whidbey Island Campus is announced that Kyle Lancaster, of Coupeville, received the Yates Award this year.

Amanda Brager, of Freeland, received the South Whidbey Center’s Carol Huber Award for 2010-11.

The awards were presented at the campus’ Honors Reception held at the end of the academic year.

The annual Yates Award, the highest honor bestowed at the Whidbey Island Campus, recognizes one student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, community service, and academic achievement. To be considered for the award, students are nominated, with the award selection being made by a committee comprised of students, faculty and staff.

Kyle Lancaster was recognized for his dedication and care as a TRiO math tutor and as a teaching assistant in the math center. His methods have helped several students overcome their challenges and complete their math courses successfully. And with the math center’s population of 200 students studying seven different courses in a self-paced hybrid setting, Lancaster was praised for his ability to move from task to task, student to student, always with competence and a friendly demeanor. In addition, Lancaster has been active in community service and extra-curricular activities. He attended a student rally in Olympia where they met with local legislators and he has participated in the highway cleanup project sponsored by SVC. He is a member and officer in Phi Theta Kappa.

Named after former center director Carol Huber, the South Whidbey Center’s Carol Huber Award is presented annually to the one graduating student who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in their academic, community, and personal life. Selected by a vote of the center’s instructors, this year’s award was presented to Amanda Brager. She was described in a news release as as a student who had earned the respect and admiration of all of the center’s instructors for her hard work, dedication to the campus, community outreach, as well as her sunny attitude.


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