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Fire burning in South Tacoma. Student Ashley Young was first on the scene to help residents escape the blaze.

Veteran, Football Player, Lifesaver

July 21, 2021

UW Tacoma student Ashley Young, Air Force veteran and women’s pro tackle football player, responded quickly when she saw a fire break out in a Tacoma neighborhood.

UW Tacoma Library Director Annie Downey sits outside the library. She is wearing a blue sweater and has brown hair. The library and a public art display about rivers are in the background.

Going Places

July 13, 2021

The library can change a life, just ask new UW Tacoma Library Director Annie Downey.

From left to right, Bantay and Di Giorgio smiling at the Salute to Service game football game between UW and Stanford in November 2018.

In Good Company

July 2, 2021

Recent grads Thomas Di Giorgio and Jeffrey Bantay developed a friendship while students at Tacoma Community College that carried them through UW Tacoma.

Margo Bergman, Associate Teaching Professor, Milgard School of Business

Open Book

June 24, 2021

Associate Teaching Professor Margo Bergman's love of knowledge led her to explore how systems work and how they can work better.

Commencement 2021 - image of a tulip

The Class of 2021

June 11, 2021

Members of the Class of 2021 can hold their heads high as survivors and achievers. Through pandemic and polemic, they have completed the next stage of their journeys through life. We present a sampling of their stories.