Nicole DeVon earns double Master’s Degree


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Nichole DeVon (standing, with diploma) after receiving her double Master’s Degree from EWU, Saturday, June 14.

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Photo by Gary DeVon

Nichole DeVon (standing, with diploma) after receiving her double Master’s Degree from EWU, Saturday, June 14.

CHENEY – Nicole S. DeVon received a double Master’s Degree at the Commencement Exercises held at Eastern Washington University, Saturday, June 14 in Cheney.

Her degrees were in Inter Cultural Communications and Foundations of Education. Her combined grade point average was 3.89 based upon the 4.00 scale. As an undergraduate, she was heavily involved in intercollegiate athletics, president of the campus Parent’s Association, vice president of the student body and has served on the Spokane City Diversity Board and several other student-oriented boards.

DeVon is presently the counselor and student retention officer to the EWU Native American Studies Degree Program. She is a graduate of White Swan High School located on the Yakama Indian Reservation and will continue her studies working toward a Doctorate in Higher Education.

She is the daughter of Don DeVon who retired in 2005 as 1992 National High School Counselor of the Year and 2004 National Indian Education Counselor of the Year. Her father resides in Oroville.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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