On November 12, the UW football team carried the names of student veterans onto the field, including 41 from UW Tacoma.
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Ryan Mitchell, a transfer student and Army veteran in UW Tacoma's Urban Studies program, is focused on balancing family and school.
Bonface Muniu, a transfer student majoring in biomedical sciences, wants to become a physician assistant.
First-year student Mary Rose Cadelina, who is interested in accounting, had her eyes opened to her strengths by UW Tacoma's Summer Bridge program.
Paola Soto, a first-year and first-generation student from central Washington, wants a degree in criminal justice and plans to become a homicide detective.
Lexi Powers, a first-year student considering an education or psychology major, credits her desire to help people to the inspiration of a former teacher.
Lorenzo Scott, a first-year student who wants to study computer science and computer engineering, credits the Summer Bridge program and his father for getting him ready for college.
Kyree Merritt, a first-year student from California, and a first-generation student, plans a career as a clinical psychologist.
Daniel Agee, a first-year student who has his eye on computer engineering, hopes to get into the Air Force ROTC program.