18 Apr 2016

NWIC Alumnus and Lummi Tribal Member Victor “Turtle” Johnson was the Graduation Speaker at Western Washington University – March 19, 2016

Northwest Indian College

Congratulations to Northwest Indian College alumnus, Victor “Turtle” Johnson, who gave the commencement speech at Western Washington University’s graduation ceremony on March 19, 2016. 

View the video of the commencement speech by clicking here

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(Photo by Dan Levine / for WWU)

Turtle graduated with a two-year degree in Native Environmental Science in 2008 and then matriculated at Huxley College of the Environment to complete his bachelor’s degree, where he focused on Environmental Policy. Johnson works for Lummi Natural Resources and is co-owner of Lotus Coffee Company.

Turtle is a model student – successfully balancing his school responsibility with his work commitments at Lummi Natural Resources and his family and community responsibilities.  While certainly busy, Turtle always takes the time to visit with other students and serve as a role model.  Congratulations to Turtle for his accomplishments!

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