Mandy Manning

Eastern Washington University is pleased to welcome the 2018 National Teacher of the Year and Eagle alumna, Mandy Manning, as this year’s commencement speaker.

Manning was named National Teacher of the Year for her work with immigrant and refugee students at the Newcomer Center at Spokane’s Ferris High School.

Eastern has 2,922 undergraduate and 536 graduate students eligible to attend commencement ceremonies on Saturday, June 15, at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The university will host two ceremonies to honor graduates and Mandy Manning will share her experiences during both.

The 9 a.m. ceremony will include graduates from the following colleges:

  • The College of Business & Public Administration (CBPA)
  • The College of Social Sciences (CSS)

The 2 p.m. ceremony will include graduates from the following colleges:

  • The College of Arts, Letters & Education (CALE)
  • The College of Health Science & Public Health (CHSPH)
  • The College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (CSTEM)

Doors open for guest seating one hour before each ceremony begins. For detailed information on each ceremony, parking and a map of the venue, please visit EWU’s commencement website.

To read more about National Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning, including a link to an Eastern Magazine article featuring Manning, please visit the Eastern Washington University homepage.