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One Foot in Front of the Other

School and women's tackle football helped current UW Tacoma student Ashley Young find her way after her military career ended.

November 10, 2021

Veteran, Football Player, Lifesaver

UW Tacoma student Ashley Young, Air Force veteran and women’s pro tackle football player, responded quickly when she saw a fire break out in a Tacoma neighborhood.

July 21, 2021

In Good Company

Recent grads Thomas Di Giorgio and Jeffrey Bantay developed a friendship while students at Tacoma Community College that carried them through UW Tacoma.

July 2, 2021

The Class of 2021

Members of the Class of 2021 can hold their heads high as survivors and achievers. Through pandemic and polemic, they have completed the next stage of their journeys through life. We present a sampling of their stories.

June 10, 2021

Giving Voice, Securing Rights

This year’s Commencement student speaker, Davina Pasillas wants to encourage people to use their voices. She wants to inspire her siblings and her kids to shoot for the stars.

June 10, 2021

Service to Family and Military

Renée Guzman knows what it is like to grow up as a military child, from a family for whom service is a calling. With her degree in social welfare, she hopes to carry that service forward.

June 10, 2021

From Dream to Reality

Ivan Lievanos is using his experience in the National Guard to help veteran-connected students succeed in college.

May 21, 2021

Taking Care

UW Tacoma alumna Joy Chang served as a medic in the army, an emergency room nurse at Tacoma General and now works as a nurse practitioner in a private practice.

March 19, 2021