Lisa Voigt, Tutor with Whatcom Literacy Council

by Kathryn Fentress Since 1978, the Whatcom Literacy Council has been helping adults in Whatcom County improve their literacy skills and learn English. Through customized individual tutoring and focused, small group classes, adult learners acquire critical skills needed to become more self-sufficient. Each year, adult learners set achievable goals to: [Read More...]

By |2022-03-16T13:28:44-07:00September 10, 2017|Unsung Heroes|

Wendy Scherrer, Environmental Educator

by Kathryn Fentress Wendy Scherrer                                                                 Photo: K. Fentress Wendy Scherrer, 64, has three adult children and three grandchildren. She is a 1976 Huxley College graduate who helped develop the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) and became its Executive Director in 1999. After earning her environmental planning degree in [Read More...]

By |2022-03-16T18:13:10-07:00August 7, 2017|Unsung Heroes|

Ellen Murphy and Nonviolence

Ellen Murphy illustrating the two hands of nonviolence. photo: C.J. Pace by Kathryn Fentress Ellen Murphy, 80, has been a lifelong nonviolence practitioner and teacher for peace and justice. She was arrested many times as a 10-year member of The Desert Waves Affinity Group at the Nevada Nuclear [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T11:43:03-07:00May 5, 2017|Unsung Heroes|

Becky Spithill and Real Change News

by Kathryn Fentress Jeremiah Crowder, longtime vendor, sells Real Change news outside the downtown Community Food Co-op.                                                                                                                                     photo: Becky Spithill Becky Spithill has masters’ degrees in environmental science and local government and urban/regional planning. She worked for city of Bellingham in water treatment from 1993 to 2000. She [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T13:09:12-07:00April 5, 2017|Unsung Heroes|

Erik Dyrland, Advocate for Kids

Erik Dyrland with some kids at the Boys and Girls Club on Kentucky Jeff Judkins Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County by Kathryn Fentress The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County (Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and Blaine) is to enable all young people, [Read More...]

By |2022-03-18T15:56:22-07:00February 1, 2017|Unsung Heroes|
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