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DeAnn Dillon is a mom, a teacher, an auntie, a Native American, a legislative aide, and a doctoral student. She is also a giver of energy.

Next Aboard the Adventuress

Take a deep dive into a research/instructional cruise on Commencement Bay. See science being done on an historic two-masted schooner.

Next One Foot in Front of the Other

School and women's tackle football helped current UW Tacoma student Ashley Young find her way after her military career ended.

Next Unstoppable Force

UW Tacoma alumna Saranda Ross overcame a difficult childhood and is now a practicing attorney and Fulbright Scholar.

Next The Undiminished Spirit of Sharing


Economic Development Board honors local businesses, health workers for pandemic survival

The News Tribune November 19, 2021

UW Tacoma's new Milgard Hall has been recognized by the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County as an “Excellent 10” economic development project.

Shape Our Water: Pah-Tu Pitt

South Seattle Emerald November 19, 2021

Pitt, a part-time lecturer at UW Tacoma, provides a perspective on the role of Indigenous knowledge in water management as part of Seattle Public Utilities' updating of its 50-year plan.

Here’s what experts say new board must do to boost affordable housing in Pierce County

The News Tribune November 9, 2021

Dr. Ali Modarres is one of four regional housing experts quoted on strategies a new South Sound inter-governmental board can take to expand the supply of affordable housing.

UW Athletic Director Jen Cohen to Teach at UW Tacoma

November 3, 2021

Jen Cohen, UW Athletic Director and Tacoma native, will teach a course in sports enterprise management at the Milgard School of Business this winter.