Each year a student receiving an undergraduate degree is recognized by the Chancellor at the commencement ceremony for their extraordinary achievement as a student at UW Tacoma. The award recognizes an individual who has been a consistent source of inspiration for faculty and fellow students alike, and has overcome significant obstacles in order to complete a degree.
Nominations are solicited from campus in March. Faculty, staff, students, and those affiliated with UW Tacoma are eligible to submit nominations.
Minimum length of one page and no longer than two pages, single-spaced
Address the fit between the nominee and the spirit of the award; barriers overcome can include academic, physical, personal, financial, or social constraints
The nominee must have earned a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or above through winter quarter (if enrolled) and either earned a degree in autumn quarter or have applied to graduate for winter, spring, or summer quarters of the current academic year
Nominations must be submitted to the Chancellor’s Office in person or by email to Lorraine Toler, firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 p.m. on , the day of the nomination deadline, March 31, 2023.
The Office of the Registrar will verify that each nominee meets GPA requirements and has either graduated or has a graduation application on file.