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Ara Papyan, UW Tacoma first-generation student

Ara Papyan

June 5, 2018

First-generation students, who don't have a family history of higher education, are a group that makes 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.

Apple Ortiz, UW Tacoma first-generation student

Apple Ortiz

June 5, 2018

First-generation students, who don't have a family history of higher education, are a group that makes 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.

UW Tacoma student Isabell Murray jumps in front of the W.

Isabell Murray: Best Foot Forward

May 23, 2018

UW Tacoma junior Isabell Murray is using her status as Miss Pierce County to help raise awareness about juvenile incarceration.

Amy Boucher, Urban Studies student, Giving Garden coordinator

Amy Boucher: Cultivating a Life

April 24, 2018

Amy Boucher, '18 Sustainable Urban Develoment, was told by a Muckleshoot tribal elder that she would be a "healer of the land." Eight years later, her calling is stronger than ever.

UW Tacoma Becker Lab research tech Hozoji Matheson-Margullis

The Geoduck Diver

April 19, 2018

Puyallup Tribe member Hozoji Matheson-Margullis is making her mark as a research tech in UW Tacoma's Becker Lab, and as an emerging marine scientist.

Irene McCloud, Lushootseed Language Institute

Irene McCloud: "Keep Speaking"

January 18, 2018

Overcoming her initial hesitation, Irene McCloud, of the Nisqually Early Head Start Program, plunged into the 2017 Lushootseed Language Institute.

Kayla Guyett, Lushootseed Language Institute

Kayla Guyett: "Student Forever"

January 8, 2018

Kayla Guyett, in her second year with the Lushootseed Language Institute, describes herself as a "student forever."

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