Bates students selected to All-Washington Academic Team

Posted: February 20, 2015

Ten students representing the county’s two-year colleges were selected to the 2015 All-Washington Academic Team.

The team will be honored March 26 at a recognition ceremony held at South Puget Sound Community College.

Bates Technical College’s nominees include:

BatesTechnicalCollege_AnikuskoA.bAndrey Anikusko, Biomedical Equipment Service Technician: Clinical Engineer

Anikusko returned to college after three years as an EMT. He knew Bates’ Biomedical Service Program would be the perfect fit because of his affinity for electronics and the ability to work with people. He is now interviewing for positions in the industry.









BatesTechnicalCollege_HoffmannD.bDiana Hoffmann, Diesel and Heavy Equipment

As an Army spouse, Hoffmann knows the difficulties of a transitory life. Moving to five states in six years meant she couldn’t secure a position using her elementary education degree. She discovered Bates’ Diesel Program and in her final quarter landed a job as a fleet mechanic with FedEx Freight. Read more.









The All-Washington Academic Team program recognizes and honors our state’s finest higher education students.

Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for two-year colleges, initiated an All-USA Academic Team to recognize two-year college students for scholastic achievement and community and college service.

In 1994, state-level academic teams were introduced. Students nominated to the All-USA Academic Team are automatically named to their state team. The All-Washington team was launched in 1996.

For more information on the All-Washington program visit