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The Undiminished Spirit of Sharing

DeAnn Dillon is a mom, a teacher, an auntie, a Native American, a legislative aide, and a doctoral student. She is also a giver of energy.

November 24, 2021

Filled with Joy

As Chancellor Sheila Edwards Lange begins her new role, she reflects on her personal journey and her vision for UW Tacoma's future.

September 29, 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

The Creation of an Electrical Engineer

Getting turned on to math led Abdalah Adan to electrical engineering. The pandemic was a challenge, but he is grateful for the relationships he has built with faculty and fellow students.

June 10, 2021

“I Can Do Something to Change That”

Growing up in Puyallup as part of the immigrant community and as the daughter of the owners of a popular restaurant, Margarita Gonzalez learned early that she could succeed with the help of those around her.

June 10, 2021

Creating the First-Gen Experience

Her mother, her family, herself – these three things inspired Paola Jean Caguiat Chua to pursue a degree in biomedical sciences. Along the way, she helped define the first-gen experience for future generations of students at UW Tacoma.

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

Work in Progress

Just like a collage, UW Tacoma senior Stacey Fernandez is adding new pieces to her self-portrait: college graduate and soon-to-be master's student.

April 9, 2020