New Faces of 2016: Students

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Read the stories of a few of the new faces of 2016 on the UW Tacoma campus.

Seeing a lot of new faces on campus this fall? No surprise—2016 brings the largest first-year class and the largest cohort of new transfer students in UW Tacoma's history.

We are proud to present stories (click on or touch the photos below) of a few of these new members of the Husky family. This diverse group of students has one thing in common: a drive to get involved and realize their dreams.

 
Daniel Agee

Daniel Agee

First-year
Gig Harbor High School

Daniel has his eye on computer engineering and hopes to get into the Air Force ROTC program.

Read Daniel's Story

Mary Rose Cadelina

Mary Rose Cadelina

First-year
Global Connections High School (Highline)

Mary Rose, who is interested in accounting, had her eyes opened to her strengths by UW Tacoma's Summer Bridge program.

Read Mary Rose's Story

Kyree Merritt

Kyree Merritt

First-year
Bellflower High School (Bellflower, Calif.)

Kyree, from Long Beach, Calif., plans a career as a clinical psychologist.

Read Kyree's Story

Bonface Muniu

Bonface Muniu

Transfer
South Seattle College

Originally from Kenya, Bonface, who is majoring in biomedical sciences, wants to become a physician's assistant.

Read Bonface's Story

Lexi Powers

Lexi Powers

First-year
Orting High School

Lexi is considering an education or psychology major and credits her desire to help people to the inspiration of a former teacher.

Read Lexi's Story

Paola Soto

Paola Soto

First-year
Orting High School

Paola, from central Washington, wants a degree in criminal justice and plans to become a homicide detective.

Read Paola's Story

Lorenzo Scott

Lorenzo Scott

First-year
TAF Academy (Kent)

Lorenzo wants to study computer science and computer engineering. He credits the Summer Bridge program and his father for getting him ready for college.

Read Lorenzo's Story

Cameron Tsosie

Cameron Tsosie

First-year
Auburn High School

Cameron is a member of the Navajo Tribe. He is aiming for a degree in psychology as the foundation for a career in law enforcement.

Read Cameron's Story

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John Burkhardt / September 30, 2016
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