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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.

Michael Villalpando, '21, B.A. Healthcare Leadership

A Higher Level of Healthcare

June 10, 2021

Michael Villalpando, a paramedic by training, has earned a degree in healthcare leadership as a stepping-stone to becoming a physician assistant.

Veronica Ramirez Ramsay, '21, B.A. Healthcare Leadership

The Joy of the Servant Leader

June 10, 2021

Veronica Ramirez Ramsay spends her time in the service of others, committed to bringing her healthcare leadership skills to her community.

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Seeing the Way Ahead

May 28, 2021

Healthcare professionals and students are helping spread the word that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.

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2020: A Year to Remember

December 23, 2020

From beekeeping to salmon saving, 2020 showed the determination and perseverance of the UW Tacoma community.

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The Monstrous

October 30, 2020

Some monsters hide under beds or in sewer drains. Most, however, live inside us. Ingrid Walker and Dustin Annis talk about the role of the monstrous imagination in culture and politics.

UW Tacoma Assistant Professor Sharon Laing

From the Podcast: Racism Is a Public Health Crisis

October 22, 2020

“Racism is a stressor that causes wounds to the individuals who are exposed to it,” says Sharon Laing. Listen to Laing and Wendy Barrington in a two-part podcast from Paw’d Defiance.

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