Puget Sound English Department

May 18, 2009

Historic Graduation–Japanese-American Students Honored

Filed under: Alumni News,Events on Campus — O. @ 9:02 pm

ron Congratulations and thanks are due to the English Department’s own Professor Tamiko Nimura, who read the moving proclamation addressed yesterday to Japanese-American students who were forced to leave the university (called the College of Puget Sound at the time)  in 1942 and were interned in U.S. government camps throughout the West. The university awarded these students honorary degrees at Sunday’s Commencement, and two of the students were able to attend the ceremony.  Pictured at left with President Ron Thomas is Michiko Kiyokawa. Members of other students’ families were also in attendance. Today’s Tacoma News Tribune includes a front-page article on Puget Sound’s Commencement and mentions Tamiko.  Also, here is a link to a KOMO TV online print-story, with video:


(Photo courtesy KOMO TV Seattle)


1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for the post, Hans!

    Comment by Tamiko Nimura — May 19, 2009 @ 2:09 am

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