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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 Subtle Influencer

Taylor Owens wants to use her criminal justice degree to address the ongoing tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

June 10, 2021

Coding and Computing by Design

Happenstance brought Ping Luarn, an international student from Taiwan, to UW Tacoma and its information technology program, but she’s made a home here.

June 10, 2021

Learning In and Out of the Classroom

As a pragmatic person, Sarah Abruzzini has learned lessons both in and out of the classroom. Her degree in biomedical sciences fulfills her interest in mysteries and in being challenged.

June 10, 2021

The Missing Link in COIL

How a group in the Pacific Northwest can be a model for virtual exchange administrators to create communities of practice.

May 7, 2021