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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A national non-profit, Operation Warm, recently got to see the power of an urban-serving university in action.
The growing program steps onto a larger stage - the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts.
The right teacher or the right class can transform a life. Just ask UW Tacoma Class of 2017 member Ashley Dickerson.
The award honors students from the Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma campuses who are making the most of their time at UW.
On November 12, the UW football team carried the names of student veterans onto the field, including 41 from UW Tacoma.
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.