You serve the public good in invaluable ways and your alma mater is here to serve you.

The moment you graduate from the Evans School, you become life-long members of our community of professionals who share a deep passion for the public good. Bringing passion, innovation, and rigor to all you do, you and 4,000+ fellow alumni have strengthened communities world-wide. Explore this page to continue your engagement with the Evans School, your cohort, and your Evans alumni network.

Alumni News

Your work inspires us – our faculty, students and staff have great pride in Evans alumni. We’d like to learn more about you and your tremendous contributions to the public good, so we can share your story as we connect, learn and reflect.

Local Impacts of a Global Crisis: How Washington State Nonprofits are Responding to COVID-19 

December 1, 2020 from 4-5:15 p.m. (PST) | Zoom  


The coronavirus pandemic has caused deep and widespread strain across sectors and for individuals. Despite this adversity, nonprofits—especially those that comprise the modern social safety net—have continued to serve their communities during this tumultuous time even though funding is down 30% and volunteerism is down 30-50%. And yet the need for, and dependence on, nonprofits continues to grow. 

Please join Evans School Associate Teaching Professor Erica Mills Barnhart for an exclusive opportunity to learn more about the recent report from the Nancy Bell Evans Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy (NBEC) on December 1, 2020 from 4-5:15 p.m.  

Accompanying this discussion and conversation includes our esteemed panel: 

  • Liahann Bannerman, Director of Volunteer Engagement, United Way of King County 
  • Gloris Estrella, Program Officer, Perigee Fund 
  • Alison Poulsen, Executive Director, Better Health Together 

For Q&A, we’ll also be joined by the reports’ co-authors 

  • Mary Kay GugertyEvans School Professor  
  • Emily Finchum-Mason, Evans School PhD Candidate 
  • Kelly Husted, Evans School PhD Candidate 

Resources for Job Seekers

Check out all the guides and tools compiled by the Career Development team on job search and professional development topics ranging from networking to negotiating.

Evans School alumni have lifetime access to EvansJobs online system for viewing job openings relevant to the MPA degree and engaging in career development events. Log in here to search for open positions. If you don’t remember your username or have trouble accessing your account, email for assistance from the Career Development team.

Connect with other Evans School alumni on LinkedIn to see and share open positions at their organizations in the Evans School Alumni Connection LinkedIn Group.

The Evans School Career Development team is pleased to offer individual career counseling appointments with recent graduates for up to 12 months following your Evans School graduation. Appointments may be scheduled in EvansJobs.

For alumni farther beyond their Evans School graduation, we understand that you may be interested in additional career coaching or job searching assistance as you advance in your professional development. See a list below of additional Seattle-area career resources*.


*Though we periodically update this list as we learn of new career coaching resources relevant to Evans School alumni, this is not a comprehensive listing, nor are we are unable to endorse or offer direct recommendations for any of these services.

Our alumni community has an open invitation to join us for any career development events. Keep up with what we are hosting through the Evans Event Calendar, as well as other professional development events in the EvansJobs Event Calendar.

Congratulations 2019 Alumni Award Winners

Tom Uniack, MPA ‘02 – Distinguished Alumni Award

Tom is the Executive Director of Washington Wild, a statewide organization that works to permanently preserve and protect wild lands and rivers across our state. Tom has led numerous campaigns that have resulted in permanent protection for wilderness areas and wild and scenic rivers in Washington.

Erin Hatheway, MPA ’13 – Young Alumni Award

Erin is the Deputy Director of A Way Home Washington, an innovative public-private partnership to end youth and young adult homelessness in Washington State. Using data-informed and equity-driven practices – with a special focus on eliminating the disproportionate experience of homelessness among youth of color and those who identify as LGBTQ – A Way Home Washington has an ambitious plan for Washington to be the first state in the country to not just manage youth homelessness, but to prevent and to end it, once and for all.

Anthony Shoecraft, MPA ’09 – Young Alumni Award

Anthony serves as the City of Seattle as Special Advisor to the Mayor on Black Male Achievement. In his professional role and as a community leader, he has led critical efforts to establish and implement systems to offer better and more inclusive support to young black men to improve life outcomes and help them reach their full potential.

Please note: the biographies below were last updated in October 2019

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

2019 – Tom Uniack, MPA ’02
2017 – The Honorable Christine Rolfes, MPA ‘91
2016 – Bob Flowers, MPA ‘68
2015 – The Honorable Sally Clark, MPA ‘04
2014 – Dr. Constance Rice, MPA ’70
2013 – The Honorable Scott White, MPA ’01, awarded posthumously
2012 – Richard Zais, MPA ’73
2011 – Rear Admiral William Center, MPA ’78
2010 – General Peter W. Chiarelli, MPA ’80
2008 – Maureen Rhea, MPA ’99
2006 – Harry Pryde, MPA ’57
1996 – Chuck Collins, MPA ’70
1994 – Virginia Anderson, MPA ’75
1992 – Randall Hardy, MPA ’72
1991 – The Honorable Norman Rice, MPA ’74

Young Alumni Award Recipients

2019 – Anthony Shoecraft, MPA ’09
2019 – Erin Hatheway, MPA ’13
2017 – Adam Lincoln, MPA ‘10
2016 – Bethanne Barnes, MPA ‘09
2015 – Sarah Reyneveld, MPA ‘08

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