Tell us your news! Do you have a new job? A new hobby? A new baby? An old passion? Have you gone on a trip? Written a novel? Learned something new? Won an award? Been on TV? Volunteered? You can keep your friends and classmates updated with your news by completing our online Class Notes form.
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|Kristine Dillon - 1995||
I recently began working at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a Labor and Employment Relations Specialist in the Human Resources Office. Previously, I had worked at the Army Corps of Engineers for 14 years, where my husband Jeff, works as a Program Manager. I still chase my teenage daughters around to their club sports, and even attended the Jr. National Volleyball Championships last summer with my oldest daughter.
|Cecile Rieder - 2006||
I am happy to announce that my oldest daughter, Samantha Hop, will be graduating from Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma on June 3rd, 2012. She has overcome obstacles and worked diligently to accomplish this milestone as well as giving many hours every year to community service. That's my girl!
|Karla Stover - 1995||
When History Press decided to expand, and publish books about west coast history in addition to that of the eastern seaboard, my book on Tacoma -- Hidden Tacoma: Little-Known Tales From the City of Destiny -- was its first on any aspect of Washington State. You can read an interview here.
|Jackie Ciolli - 1993||
I got my BSN from UWT in 1993 and I am pleased and proud to announce that my daughter Kari Ciolli will get her BSN from UWT on June 8th, 2012! Congratulations Kari! You make me proud every day and I love you more than the moon and the stars, Mom
|Kevin Rupprecht - 2006||
Marianne (Wetzel) Rupprecht (UWT 2006) and Kevin Rupprecht (UWT 2006) are expecting their second daughter in July 2012.
|Amy (Matsuno) Igloi - 2009||
Owner of Amy's On The Bay Restaurant & Bar in Port Orchard, Amy Igloi was just recognized as one of YWCA's 2012 Women of Achievement. The awards luncheon took place the same week Igloi's restaurant was celebrating their 6th anniversary. Opening April 28th of 2006, Amy's On The Bay Restaurant & Bar quickly became a favorite hang out and food destination. The restaurant has been awarded "Best Steak" and "Best Seafood" four consecutive years by the people of South Kitsap.
|Donna Biederman - 2006||
Donna Biederman is a DrPH candidate at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and is currently working on her dissertation, "The Experience of Interacting with Service Providers from the Perspective of Homeless Women". She recently accepted a FT Community Health Clinical Nurse Educator position at the Duke University School of Nursing.
|Howard (Max) Tritt - 2003||
As a section 7 (ESA) biologist for NOAA in Bangor Maine, I am currently consulting with FERC and the Penobscot River Restoration Trust on the decommisioning and removal of 2 hydropower dams (Great Works and Veazie), and the upgrage of fish passge facilities at a 3rd dam (Howland). The project will reestablish the river's historic connection to the ocean while dramatically improving access to hundreds of miles of river habitat. I studied the Elwah River as an "undergrad" at UWT, and watched Pacific salmon habitat restoration come to the Olympic Peninsula.
|Diane (Johnston) Merkel - 1995||
My education at UWT wasn't wasted; I learned how to grow the 2012 winner of Fallbrook, CA, yearly Avocado Festival; this whopper came in as 2 lbs 10 oz. Maybe saying I had something to do with its size would be stretching the truth but UWT also taught me how to have a good time in life.
|Kiko Salas - 2008||
After a four years in the desert southwest of sunny Arizona, my family and I will be moving back to the great Pacific Northwest. I am excited to hopefully reconnect with my fellow UWT Huskies!!! Would love to catch a UW game or other alum events.