"Just keep moving forward," says Yuliana Ambriz, UW Tacoma Student Activities Board Chair and first-generation student.
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Graduating senior Jacob Nau developed an idea for a literary journal on homelessness with his classmates in Abby Murray's editing and publishing class. Now the journal is online, in print and on the streets.
The UW Tacoma Muslim Student Association raised funds to distribute sack lunches to members of Tacoma's homeless community.
With a cast composed of UW Tacoma students, a faculty member, an alumna and renowned South Sound actors, the Pulitzer-prize-winning play sold out five on-campus performances.
Chancellor Mark A. Pagano and Cindy Schaarschmidt, Director of Student Fellowships and Study Abroad, met with UW alumni in Hong Kong.
Tori Purnell, '18 Master of Social Work, is graduating with her daughter Olivia Purnell, '18 History, Daughter Lindsee graduates next spring.
Ramon Garza, '18 Biomedical Sciences, says of the financial support that got him back on track toward his dream of becoming a pharmacist: "This scholarship feels like love."
Fifteen teams will compete for more than $50,000 in prizes in the inaugural VIBE Business Plan Competition.
Van Huynh, '18 B.S. Nursing, had an experience with a surly nurse which became a turning point, setting her on the way to becoming a leader in health care.
First-generation students, who don't have a family history of higher education, are a group that make UW Tacoma a very special place. Read their stories as they tell, in their own words, about the challenges they overcame on their path to success.