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2018 UW Tacoma Commencement

The Husky Family

June 14, 2019

The UW Tacoma Class of 2019: a passionate, tenacious and diverse group of graduates that are already out in the world making an impact. We present a sampling of their stories.

Zaheed Lynch, '19, Criminal Justice

Zaheed Lynch: Switching to Justice

June 14, 2019

Moving from science and math at his high school to justice and politics at UW Tacoma put Zaheed Lynch on a path to being an advocate for youth in the criminal justice system.

Water tower in Dilley, Texas

Bearing Witness

May 23, 2019

UW Tacoma Professor Marian Harris and graduate student Zea Mendoza recently spent a week helping asylum seekers held at the South Texas Family Residential Center.

UW Tacoma senior Augustine Canales

Augustine Canales: Something to Offer

May 9, 2019

As a kid, Augustine Canales didn't want to be anything. The UW Tacoma student is now a teacher, student, father and soon to be college graduate.

The UW Tacoma Six

April 16, 2019

Meet the six UW Tacoma scholars who are part of the 2019 Husky 100. These intrepid students are making the most of their time at UW.

Plants on a window cell at the Washington Corrections Center for Women. Photo courtesy Barb Toews.

Bringing Nature to a Prison Cell

January 30, 2019

Exposure to nature, even through a brief gardening activity, can improve well-being among women in prison, a UW Tacoma-led study finds.

An electric, glowing Husky waits expectantly in UW Tacoma's TPS building.

The Best Stories of 2018

December 21, 2018

From world-changing wheelchairs to a compassionate coyote whisperer and lots in between, the best stories of 2018 shine a light on UW Tacoma's urban-serving mission.

Lady in seahawks scarf stands on campus

Staff Story: Lynn Hermanson

December 14, 2018

Lynn Hermanson goes by many titles: wife, mother, teacher, counselor, and confidant. As assistant director of UW Tacoma’s Institute for Global Engagement and the Global Honors Program, she says she often thinks of herself as a “GPS for students in higher education,” helping students—many of whom are first-generation college-goers like herself—find success on their own terms.

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