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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.

Omari Amili, '14, '16

After Prison

December 18, 2020

Omari Amili spent time in prison before earning three degrees from UW Tacoma. He interviews 10 other people who graduated after they got out.

Chris Oliver, '18, Ethnic, Gender & Labor Studies, at UW Tacoma 2018 Veteran and Military Commencement

Never Too Late

December 11, 2020

Chris Oliver was given a choice: prison or the Army. He chose the latter, then went to college, setting an example for his siblings. "This is what thrills me...that it's never too late."

A "communities of intterest" electoral district map of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Drawing the Line

October 1, 2020

Associate Professor Jim Thatcher's NSF-funded project uses data to show college students how electoral districts are created.

Aerial view of Downtown Tacoma at sunset

Summer Newsletter: From the Dean's Desk

July 30, 2020

The Milgard School is happy to present our summer quarter newsletter "From the Dean's Desk". Featuring discussion on what we're doing amid COVID-19, the journey of two students, Lindsey and Fanny, and more!

UW Tacoma, Snoqualmie Library

Accounting at Milgard: Past, Present, Future

July 7, 2020

Accounting has been a popular offering at the Milgard School of Business (MSB) since 1994, enabling students to specialize in the field while earning a Bachelor’s of Arts in Business. The undergraduate program’s success led university leaders to consider expanding the program to the graduate school level.

Aerial shot of Downtown Tacoma, 2019

Milgard Alumni Engagement Survey

July 1, 2020

POPULATION: The Milgard Alumni Engagement Program is led by a group of area business leaders from the Milgard Executive Council, along with Milgard School Director of Development, Kevin Dugan, and Deanna Blanchfield of Milgard staff. A recent, comprehenseive survey asked alumni if they had attended a Milgard or alumni event in the last 2 years – 80% said they had not. Given this feedback, the Alumni Engagement group will now begin planning future events informed by the responses given through this survey.

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