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

Working Toward Collective Justice

Star Berry has a trifecta at UW Tacoma, culminating in her doctoral studies that looked at how universities perceive and express the role of staff when working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.

June 10, 2021

Altaf Merchant Named Dean

Dr. Altaf Merchant has been named the new Gary E. and James A. Milgard Endowed Dean of the Milgard School of Business.

March 1, 2021

Never Too Late

Chris Oliver was given a choice: prison or the Army. He chose the latter, then went to college, setting an example for his siblings. "This is what thrills me...that it's never too late."

December 11, 2020

Thnwa Ahmed: Hard Work Pays Off

In five years, Thnwa Ahmed, MCL ’20, lived in four countries, learned multiple languages, got two college degrees, and became a certified ethical hacker.

September 17, 2020

A Giant Leap

Every student's journey to a degree is unique, and the great leap they take into the world beyond. Read about four 2020 grads: from psychology to cybersecurity to space!

September 16, 2020

Clinton Sizemore: New Tools for the Job

Because he stayed the course despite twists and turns, Clinton Sizemore, MCL ’20, has new tools in his toolbox, including his graduate degree in cybersecurity.

September 16, 2020