Dr. Rosa Franklin, students Theo Calhoun and Sierra Jones, and The Pantry were recognized for their contributions at the 13th annual MLK Unity Breakfast.
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For her master's thesis, graduate student TeyAnjulee Leon explored issues of race in higher education.
Books helped Omer Adam adjust to life in the United States after he and his family moved from Sudan.
Environmental science student Hozoji Matheson-Margullis brings her chops as a rock-band drummer to her quest to preserve and restore Puget Sound.
Food insecurity is a barrier to success.
She's helped pull canoes but this year Patricia Conway, '16, is on a different kind of journey.
UW Tacoma student LeShawn Gamble has overcome traumatic injury and incarceration to become a leading voice and artist in the community.
Stteffany Durán, '18 Psychology, persevered through many challenges to become UW Tacoma's 2018 Chancellor's Medalist.
Leslie Kirk, '18 Sustainable Urban Development, wants to give voice to people by empowering them to make sense of their surroundings.