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.
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UW Tacoma alumna Rachel Camarena wants to be a teacher and a role model for marginalized students.
A unique program offered through UW allowed Daniel Marlowe to fulfill a childhood dream.
Joseph Evans, '00, is the recipient of a 2016 UW Tacoma Distinguished Alumni Award for his work as a public defender, building the community's trust in the legal system.
Joseph Evans, ’00, and Ben Warner, ’09, ’11, are the recipients of the 2016 UW Tacoma Distinguished Alumni Award.
Ben Warner is the recipient of a 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from UW Tacoma, recognizing his work bring attention to the overlooked, underappreciated skating community.
Be part of the purple & gold takeover of Cheney Stadium at UW Tacoma’s eighth annual Paint the Park Purple.
Read the stories behind the people receiving some of the 1,800 degrees at UW Tacoma's 26th annual commencement ceremony.
Janet Runbeck's work to raise awareness of and prevent human trafficking is just the latest example of her selfless career.