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2018 UW Tacoma Commencement

1,850 Change Makers

June 7, 2018

Read about some of more than 1,850 UW Tacoma change-makers launching into the world in June 2018 with their newly-minted University of Washington degrees.

Leah Ruisenor, UW Tacoma 2018 graduate

Leah Ruisenor: Doing It Herself

June 7, 2018

Leah Ruisenor, '18 Computer Science & Systems, hopes to set down local roots and leverage her love of anything to do with tech.

Christian Getzin, UW Tacoma 2018 graduate

Christian Getzin: A Passion for Learning

June 6, 2018

Christian Getzin, '18 Information Technology and currently a middle school teacher, will use his second UW Tacoma degree to transition to a job with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Evan Contreras, UW Tacoma 2018 graduate

Evan Contreras: Building Himself

June 6, 2018

Evan Contreras, '18 Information Technology, has helped the U.S. Secret Service understand the technology that powers fraud.

Stardew Valley, created by Eric Barone, '11

Eric Barone, '11, Created Stardew Valley All By Himself

March 21, 2018

After Eric Barone completed his degree in computer science and systems in 2011, he spent four years working seven days per week, 10-12 hours per day, developing Stardew Valley, one of the most successful indie games ever.

2018 Golden Shovel Award to UW Tacoma from EDB Tacoma-Pierce County

Take That Golden Shovel And... Do Even More

March 16, 2018

Ten ways UW Tacoma is living up to the spirit of the 2018 Golden Shovel Award, presented to the campus by the Economic Development Board of Tacoma--Pierce County.

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