Highline College. File photo

Federal residents among those recognized for excellence, service

Two Federal Way residents, Dan Altmayer and Doris Martinez, are among eight employees and trustees of Highline College who were recognized for their professional excellence and achievements.

Altmayer received the 2017 Trustee Leadership Award from the Washington State Association of College Trustees.

The association annually recognizes an individual trustee who has made a significant contribution to promote Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges.

Among Altmayer’s many contributions is the work he has done on behalf of education and support for veterans at two-year colleges. As a veteran of the U.S. Army, Altmayer knows firsthand what it is like to return to civilian life and the importance of support programs to help veterans make the transition. A Highline College trustee since October 2008, Altmayer is in his second term. Highline’s board members serve five-year terms and can be reappointed once.

Martinez received the 2016 Race and Social Justice Award, presented by Social Outreach Seattle, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating and providing various resources to the LGBTQIA community.

Martinez received the award based on her leadership in multicultural affairs and commitment to social justice education. She has worked at the college since 2014 and currently serves as director of Student Diversity and Inclusion.

Martinez earned an associate degree at Highline College and bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Seattle University, focusing on Student Development Administration.

Dan Altmayer. Contributed photo

Doris Martinez. Contributed photo

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