Moffat County graduate among Western Washington University’s outstanding graduates
August 29, 2017
A Craig woman was selected as the Outstanding Graduate of the Year in Economics by faculty of Western Washington University.
Rose Howe of Craig graduated magna cum laude in June with a Bachelor of Arts degree, a major in economics/environmental studies.A graduate of the Honors Program, Howe was also selected as the Outstanding Graduate in Economics.
Howe is the daughter of James and Lyn Howe and a graduate of Moffat County High School in Craig.
Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.
Howe's paper on how residential property values could be affected by proposed rail shipments of coal through Pacific Northwest communities was the lead paper of a panel at the Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference in 2017.
She was a research intern for the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council and for RE Sources for Sustainable Communities.
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As president of the WWU Surfrider Club, she coordinated monthly beach cleanups and bi-weekly meetings. She also lobbied for WWU student interests in Olympia at Viking Lobby Day four years in a row.
Next, Howe will be a Transportation Planning intern for the Skagit Council of Governments, then plans to start an Americorps/VISTA position in Alaska while she prepares for graduate school in urban planning.